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This is The Wine Tasting Co. blog page, here you will find regular updates on what we’ve been up to and interesting points of discussion, read on.

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Somerset Wine Fair – Friday 27th October 2017

We are pleased to announce the fifth annual Somerset Wine Fair. This years Somerset Wine Fair is dedicated to Tim Edwards who sadly passed away earlier this year. Tim was the distiller at the famous Somerset Cider Brandy Company, Tim has attended and supported the Somerset Wine Fair since it started. He has also been […]

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WHY DO WINE EXAMS – AND WHY DO WSET LEVEL 2?

By Diana Lyalle The first thing to know about WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) Level 2 is that it is a “win win”.  You get to taste wines throughout the course, but there is no tasting exam at the end!  The exam (sorry, there is a teeny weeny theory exam) is simply 50 multiple […]

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2017 – Tio Pepe En Rama

On 4th to 6th April Antonio Flores, the head winemaker of Tio Pepe in Jerez, made the selection and ‘saca’ from the best casks of Fino in the Bodegas Constancia and Rebollo for this, 8th edition of Tio Pepe En Rama. The wine is left in tank for ten days before being racked off its […]

Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne – 21st May 2017

On Monday evening I had the great honour of being inducted in to Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne. It was a huge privilege to be one of four people nominated by Champagne Deutz to become part of the Ordre. Champagne houses nominate a small number of people each year to join who they feel promote […]

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Meet Wine Producer Luke Ford – Saturday 3rd June

Celebrating English Wine Week  2017 The English wine world is ever growing and has the quality to match. English wines are now constantly in the paper for winning awards and it seems to be the hot topic! We are celebrating by hosting an English wine tasting on Friday 26th May (limited space available) On Saturday […]

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Cider and Wine Festival – Saturday 20th May

Come and try a wide range of ciders and wines, with live music through the evening In support of Thatchers Foundation – Raising money for the community find out more here. Date Saturday 20th May Venue: Winscombe Cricket Club Time: 11am – 11pm *Ticket: £15.00  – Your tickets includes 6 drinks with the facility to purchase […]

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Chardonnay and Oak

What springs to mind when you mention the grape variety Chardonnay? Does it fill you with warm fuzzy feelings, or does it feel you with fear and keeps you reaching for sauvignon blanc? I have found that the Chardonnay grape is a variety that has received bad press however, is one of the most prestigious […]

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Charity Wine Tasting – Friday 31st March

This year, The Wine Shop are supporting Jane who lives in Winscombe and raising money for the Pitt- Hopkins charity. Jane has been chosen by the charity to have the huge honour in running the London marathon in April. The charity is very close to Jane and her family as her son Jake at the […]

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Christmas Case 2016

Christmas Case – £120.00 The following wines have been put together by us for you to enjoy over the festive season. Wines to enjoy with friends along side Christmas feasts. Sparkling Fizz! Modella Prosecco, Italy Grapes are picked early morning to ensure a fresh crisp delicate Prosecco. Delicious apples, citrus fruit with beautiful soft bubbles. […]

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Top 20 Christmas Wines – 2016

Top 20 Wines For Christmas These wines have been selected that we know are great for the festive season. Fantastic fizz’s luscious whites and scrumptious reds. A few of the wines are top sellers in our Somerset Wine Fair this year so felt they deserved to be in the Top 20’s too! Fizz and Champagne […]