Forget Retsina and Ouzo. The modern fine wines of Greece are something of an insider’s secret, from velvety and powerful reds to mouth-watering and seafood-friendly whites.
France is not the only country with an ancient wine history. For this tasting Tom has chosen wines from countries marching to their own beat: Germany, Austria and Hungary
Steep-sided valleys bear some of wine world’s most famous names, from Hermitage to Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Journey through the white, red, rosé and sweet wines of the Rhône.
This tasting will celebrate wines of both the most distinguished established regions, and the cutting edge of new Australian thinking: new grapes, new places.
Famous appellations pepper the 1000km of France’s longest river, making an extraordinary range of styles. An exploration of the vast range of Loire wine styles.
One year on from our Grand Tour of Italy, we present part II, looking at six new regions and tasting outstanding examples of their regional grapes and wine styles.
It’s not all about Malbec and Carmenere: There’s so much to discover among the less well known grapes and regions of this awe-inspiring continent.
Christmas classics include Champagne and sweet Monbazillac, but some inspiring alternatives too, all perfectly matched to traditional Christmas foods and more.
Join Tom in a very special tasting of six fine wines he has chosen from his own cellar. Celebrating the best of Bordeaux and Burgundy, 50cl or 100cl bottles will be supplied.
The subject is highly controversial. Via a tasting of six biodynamic wines, Tom will explain the concepts and realities as we taste together and see the results in the glass.
New Zealand’s reputation may rest on Sauvignon Blanc, but we’ll see how the story is moving on as we explore other fabulous styles, grape varieties and emerging regions.
We’ll taste classics like fine Rioja, rarities like a white Tempranillo, ancient vine Monastrell and the vibrant, shimmering whites of the new Spain.
We travel back to the beginnings of wine in this fascinating tasting, with historic varieties from Georgia and Armenia, then on to Lebanon, Israel, Greece and Romania.
One of the most diverse wine countries on earth, from the snow-capped north to the sun-baked south, we’ll taste some fabulous regional wines on our journey.
South African legend Ken Forrester joins us live from Stellenbosch to taste his award-winning wines -introduced and described by Ken in his own inimitable style.
No wine region on the planet inspires such a fanatical following as Burgundy. We’ll taste its Chardonnay whites and Pinot Noir reds, from the famous Côte d’Or slopes
South America’s third-largest wine producer has fabulous conditions for sparkling, white and red wines of real quality, all of which we’ll taste in these sessions.
How rarely do we venture off-piste in our wine choices? In this tasting we’ll delve into more obscure corners to unearth real gems from the wide world of wine.
Featuring premium wines from one of the most exciting countries on the planet. Since the fall of apartheid, the wine scene has exploded, with young winemakers leading the way.
The glory of Portugal is its extraordinary pool of indigenous grapes, and an ever-developing wine scene. Taste unexpected gems in this two-part session.