Our first fine and collectible tasting

Of course there are fine wines in all of our tastings, with many of the wines we feature costing between £15 and £20 per bottle for example. But then there’s another level of ‘fine wine’, and wine lovers will appreciate the chance to taste wines that would cost up to £150 per bottle, or from older vintages that are no longer available. For that reason this can certainly be considered our first truly fine wine tasting, of collectible Burgundy, Bordeaux and Loire wines.

I have spent half a lifetime collecting wines, and have taken enormous pleasure in building and owning a very good cellar featuring plenty of top wines, of course often purchased years ago when they were more affordable too! Now I am delighted to share six wines from my own collection in this tasting.

I will be opening one or two bottles of each wine, depending on demand. These will be opened and immediately decanted into 50ml sample bottles, sparged with a layer of inert gas to preserve them, sealed and posted to you a few days before the tasting. There’s a short video below that shows how far 50mls goes as a tasting sample: enough for two people, or a very generous sample for one. You may of course buy two tickets to receive 100mls in total.

Tickets cost £89 and will include a live Zoom tasting on the evening of Thursday 11th November 2021 where I will provide background on each region and each specific wine in a tutored tasting. But the idea is that this will be an interactive session where discussion is encouraged – though you can of course just observe if you wish!

Please visit the Classic Fine Wines of France tasting page for full details of the wines and to purchase tickets. Numbers for this tasting are strictly limited.

The short video below shows a 50ml sample being poured: