Live Tasting: 27th May, 8PM live, or on catch-up
We host a tasting show which you can watch live, if you order before mid-day on 23rd May, or watch on YouTube afterwards at your convenience.
Tasting kits ship around 5 days before the tasting.
California is the one area of the wine world, on which Jamie and Alex are in complete agreement – it makes some simply sensational wines.
With UC Davis leading much of the research into wine, it has spun off an incredibly talented array of winemakers who have taken a pioneering attitude into the many different sub-climates of California.
You might say Californians are serious about wine and relaxed about everything else. Well, maybe not everything else: from a thriving technology industry to revolutionary green farming, they work incredibly hard and innovate constantly.
From the foggy forests of the Russian River Valley, the steep mountain-side vineyards on the side of the Napa and Sonoma valleys, the baking hot plains of the inland valleys and down to the simply beautiful Santa Barbara mountains – plus more than 100 different grape varieties – there is no end of variety to the wine from the Golden State!
Our tasting packs contain SIX wines of 100ml samples, perfect for two to share.
Live or on catch-up video after the event.
The Adventurer Series
Our Adventurer Series is perfect for people who feel they know their way around a wine shop, but want to take the next step and explore the differences a great winemaker can have on a wine, learn about lesser-known grapes and find the hidden value around the world.
You'll probably already know the common grape varieties and have some favourite regions, but this remains a great fun, approachable course. We'll explain what the different terms you'll find on a label are, how to taste like a pro, and learn how to master a restaurant wine list! We'll also teach you about food pairings and why things work so well together (or don't!).
Based at the Wine and Spirit Education Trust's Level 2/3 point, this is a great way to take your appreciation of wine to the next level, to demystify wine, to build confidence in choosing wines and to discover some incredible new wines that you may never have even considered before.
We'll teach you all about how these wines are made, what makes them special and we'll highlight a few of the things to watch out for in the wine world and you will have a great time too as it's a mix of entertainment and education!
On this advanced level course, we also introduce a winemaking or grape-growing concept every month.
Either join our LIVE and interactive online tasting (around 90 minutes) where you can ask your own questions, or watch the recording at your own pace, whenever and wherever is convenient for you.
Six wines, 100ml samples.