Wine & Spirits Tastings
Here at Hedonism Wines, we regularly host fantastic wine & spirit tastings with some of the world's greatest distilleries, Domaines & Châteaux. Previous events include Harlan Estate with Don Weaver, Screaming Eagle with Mary Margaret McCamic MW, Château Haut Brion with Prince Robert of Luxembourg, The Balvenie with Kirsten Grant, Dom Pérignon with Richard Geoffroy, Staglin with Garen & Shari Staglin & many more.
For further information on any of the upcoming events, please call +44 (0) 207 290 7871 or email [email protected].
When purchasing tasting tickets, please select "Collection from Hedonism Wines" as all tickets are available for collection on the night of the event.
Tuesday, 8th May 2018, 6.30 - 8.30pm
Hosted by Adrian Hoffman
Chris Ringland's wines are considered by many to be squarely in a league of their own. The combination of very old Shiraz vines, later picking, French oak & traditional growing & winemaking techniques have gained Chris a cult following among wine lovers. His wines combine power & concentration with finesse & complexity & while Chris' name will forever be linked to Barossa Shiraz, he has more recently established projects in Spain & began experimenting with Carignan & Nebbiolo varieties with typically exceptional results.
Adrian Hoffman is a fifth-generation grape grower & vigneron & works closely with Chris on a number of his wines including their collaborative "North Barossa Vintners". We are delighted to welcome Adrian to the store to host the tasting & give his unique insight into the production of these fantastic wines.
Guests will enjoy a range of wines including North Barossa Vintners Shiraz 2014, Dimchurch Shiraz 2010 & 2012, Limit Lodge Mataro 2012 & Grenache 2014 alongside a four-vintage vertical of Hoffman Vineyard Shiraz - 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010.
This is set to be a very special tasting indeed!
Tickets for this event are £75, with £25 redeemable against any purchase of Chris Ringland wines on the evening of the tasting.
Wednesday, 9th May 2018, 6.30 - 8.30pm
Hosted by Chuck Cramer
Chuck Cramer has been championing boutique, independent & quality-conscious Californian wineries for nearly two decades. From the elegant sparkling wines of Iron Horse in the Russian River Valley to the ripe, concentrated reds of Rutherford Hill & Chimney Rock, Chuck is one of the most passionate advocates we know when it comes to the fine wines of the American west.
This is set to be a fun & informative evening with Chuck presenting bottlings from five very different wineries & perfect for those looking to expand their tasting horizons or simply enjoy some superb Californian wines.
Guests will taste six different wines - Iron Horse Classic Brut 2010, Sanford & Benedict Pinot Noir 2014, Chimney Rock Elevage Rouge 2013, The Federalist Dueling Pistols 2014, Rutherford Hill Barrel Select 2014 & Rutherford Hill Episode 2007.
Tickets for this event are £35, redeemable against any purchase of selected Californian wines on the evening of the tasting.
BOND - The "Grand Crus" of Napa
Tuesday, 15th May 2018, 6.30 - 8.30pm
Hosted by Scott Gould
BOND was founded by Bill Harlan of Harlan Estate as a way to showcase the varied terroir of California's Napa Valley. Following years of attentive research & experimentation, the team at BOND identified five sites of between seven & eleven acres in size. Each of these sites clearly demonstrated a different aspect of the valley's unique combination of weather, climate, topology & geology. The wines that resulted are some of the most sought after wines in America, & rightly so.
We are delighted to welcome Scott Gould to the store to host a fantastic tasting of wines from BOND. Scott is the estate director & oversees many aspects of the production, from vineyard management to bottling & brings with him an unparalleled insight into the creation of this exceptional wines.
Guests will enjoy seven different wines from the 2012 vintage showcasing the terroirs of the estate. Wines to be tasted include Quella, Vecina, Melbury, Pluribus & St Eden. Alongside these wines, Scott will also present a mystery older vintage from the BOND cellars.
Tickets for this event are £125.
Tuesday, 19th June 2018, 6.30 - 8.30pm
Hosted by Dave Pickerell
WhistlePig have swiftly gained a reputation as one of the most exciting distillers & bottlers of rye whisky in the world. Initially bottling hand-selected Canadian rye, they have recently begun experimenting with "grain to glass" editions, growing their own crop before undertaking every step of the process in-house at their farm-distillery in rural Vermont.
Master distiller Dave Pickerell is at the vanguard of the craft distilling movement in the United States with a long & varied career behind him. Following stints at a number of Scottish whisky distilleries, Dave moved to Mexico to study Tequila production before eventually securing a position at Maker's Mark in the mid-1990s. We are delighted to welcome Dave to store to host this fantastic tasting & share his extensive knowledge of distilling & blending.
Tickets for this event are £50, fully redeemable against any purchase of WhistlePig whiskies on the evening of the tasting.