Fine whites & sweet delights
Event run by Peter Richards MW and Susie Barrie MW
Following on from the sell-out success of our first ‘Seasonal Specials’ event (Fizz & Fine Red Wine in March 2012), we’re delighted to announce details for our autumn version: Fine Whites & sweet delights.
We will be serving eight fine wines throughout the course of the evening, including top-notch white wine (in various guises) and sumptuous sweet wines.
The idea with the Seasonal Specials is to have one focus tasting each spring and autumn, always with the same theme or title, but featuring different wines every time. So if you’ve done our Back to Basics, or are just after something delicious and intriguing, you can simply keep coming back to these events.
They also make great presents if you’re thinking of buying someone special a wine tasting.
- A delicious aperitif to start the evening off in a fun and relaxed way
- Seven more superb wines to savour (details to follow)
- Your very own Master(s) of Wine for the evening, to quiz at your will
- Fun taste experiments and factoids to add spice to the occasion
- The odd tasting game – no pressure, just fun
- Tasting sheets, pencils, glasses, spittoons…and water!
Wednesday 17th October 2012, from 7.30-9.30pm.
£75 per person
Remember – by registering for our free Wine Club you’ll automatically receive a 10% discount on all bookings. (Though this doesn’t apply to gift vouchers.)
Bookings are fully refundable if you cancel with more than 31 days’ notice. If you cancel with more than 14 days’ notice, we will refund 50% of payment.
We regret that we cannot make any refund for cancellations made with less than 14 days’ notice. This is because we will have already have paid for the venue, wines, and other costs in advance.
Feedback from previous tastings
‘I love your events, which get more enjoyable each time. You and Susie are really smashing hosts, with a way of presenting your specialist subject which makes it mouth-wateringly exciting. And as for the wines, well…last night’s were truly superb.’ (Rose, Fizz & Fine Reds, 2012)
‘Thank you both very much for a brilliant evening (…) As usual with you two, a super mix of the serious educational bit and good fun.’ (Paul, Fizz & Fine Reds, 2012)
‘Thank you for a memorable evening, being introduced to some magnificent wines in a very pleasant and straightforward way. My children chose right for my birthday present!’ (Rafael, Fizz & Fine Reds, 2012)
‘Many thanks for an excellent evening which was very enjoyable; I very much liked your relaxed approach. I’m not an expert taster but even with my limited knowledge could really appreciate the wonderful wines. I will certainly be looking for other events later in the year.‘ (Simon, Fizz & Fine Reds, 2012)
‘I enjoyed the wine tasting very much. Fabulous wines. Look forward to another one.‘ (Rachel, Fizz & Fine Reds, 2012)
‘We both thought it was a fantastic evening. Great wines (…) the atmosphere you created was very relaxing and I thought the format worked extremely well.’ (Nick, Fizz & Fine Reds, 2012)
‘It was our first experience of this sort of evening (and a birthday present for Peter) and on the strength of our enjoyment, we will do it again! Many thanks indeed for a truly enjoyable, enlightening and memorable evening.’ (Peter and Jill, Fizz & Fine Reds, 2012)
‘Really enjoyed ourselves – thank you!’ (Lisa, 2011)
‘Thanks for such a lovely evening – I have been to wine tasting events before and they were so boring in comparison! I really enjoyed it, and look forward to reading the newsletter and spreading the word of your events around!’ (Louise, 2011)
‘Raved about it – so enjoyable and informative’ (Nicola, 2011)
‘We had such a lot of fun and enjoyment last night. You both have such a great gift of welcoming and sharing your love and knowledge of wine – very special. And I never once felt ‘stressed’ by my inadequate know-how, but on the contrary will be happy drinking what I enjoy!’ (Belinda, 2010)
‘Just finished my back 2 basics course with @wineschools. A fantastic evening! Great atmosphere, learnt loads, highly recommend, really good!’ (Tweet by @VictoriaKennard, 2010)
‘Congratulations on putting together a great intro to the world of wine tasting. [We] thoroughly enjoyed it; we’ll definitely be recommending you to our friends and look forward to seeing the WWS storm onwards and upwards.’ (André, 2010)
‘I had a great time! I have already been to Majestic today – I bought the Rioja but they’ve run out of the Sauvignon Blanc…Maybe there was a rush on it after last night! I hope to attend another wine tasting soon.’ (Vicky, 2011)
‘It was good to participate in the first Winchester Wine School course, we all enjoyed ourselves a great deal. It was a great idea to start the school in Winchester – I’d been looking for something like that ever since we moved to Winchester.’ (Ian, 2010)