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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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Gin Tasting Friday 26th January 2018

Come and enjoy the beauty of gin… We taste through eight different gins exploring style and provenance. Learn about the colourful history of gin, how it was the cleanest thing to drink and also gave soldiers Dutch Courage. Along side learning and siping through the gins, you will have plenty of time to try the […]

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WSET Level One – Sunday 28th January 2018

Level One is the perfect place to begin your wine journey, whether you are a new to wine or a professional starting out in achieving the WSET qualifications. Date Sunday 28th January Time All day approximate 9.30 – 5.00 Cost £150   What will I learn? You will understand the main types and styles of […]

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Pop In Wine Tasting – Friday 16th March 2018

Join us for a pop in wine tasting. These wine tastings are non tutored, relaxed and informal. This is an evening where you can pop in between 7-9pm and taste wine at your leisure. The evening will have a theme whether it be exploring a grape variety, style of wine or a focusing on a […]

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Kelli Charity Tasting – Friday 23rd March 2018

I am running the London Marathon on Sunday 22nd April in support of the Asthma Society. To help raise funds I will be hosting a charity wine tasting. It would be great if you can come and join me and support me in my quest to raise funds. Date Friday 23rd March Time 7pm – 9pm […]

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Bacchus v Cheese: Wedded Bliss or War of the Worlds?

Written by Diana Lyalle Declaration of Interest: I probably picked the grapes from which the featured wine was made! Grape harvesting at Aldwick Court Farm & Vineyard is always fun (unless it is cold and/or wet, obviously).  And it gets even better when the wine made with the grapes we harvested is ready for release – […]

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5th Birthday Wine Shop Re Fit

In celebration of our 5th Birthday at The Wine Shop, Winscombe we decided to give the shop a make over, with new windows, flooring, tasting bench and lightening! Work started Sunday morning 8am and finished Thursday 11.30pm… A full on 5 days for our 5th birthday. Thank you to all that helped especially builders Harley […]

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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 […]