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Psychopomp Gin Night – Thursday 15th June

I am very excited to introduce Danny from Psychopomp Micro-distillery. Danny is co creator of Psychopomp and the stunning range of gins. Many of you may already be familiar with the gins created by Danny and Liam, but if you haven’t they are Bristol based and started experimenting in the basement of their home. In […]

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Spanish Tasting Friday 9th June

When it comes to Spanish wines I find many may only think of Rioja.. which is a beautiful wine region and produces delicious wines, including rose and white as well as their full bodied reds. We want to take you on a journey through Spain tasting sparkling wines, dry crisp whites, through to their very […]

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English Wine Tasting Friday 26th May

Celebrating English Wine Week Celebrating English wines and raising awareness of these stunning wines produced locally in Somerset, as well as other wine regions across England. We are celebrating by hosting a tasting based solely on English wines. Starting with delicious sparkling wines that have been carefully aged in the traditional method. Whether you are already […]

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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 […]

WSET Level One – Sunday 14th May

Do want a qualification in wine? The Wine Shop are now an approved programme provider for the The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) The WSET is globally recognised as the international standard in wine and spirit knowledge. They are designed for those who are just starting out in their careers, as well as established […]

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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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Gin Tasting – Friday 12th May

Gin Lovers…. We have another date booked… Places are going fast. Enjoy a night of discovering the beauty of gin and its botanicals. We go through eight different gins to understand each different recipe. Once we have gone through the tutored element of the tasting you then get to taste the gins with tonic and […]

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Chile & Argentina – Friday 5th May

The Andes mountain range is the largest in the world and has a profound effect on the wine regions of Chile and Argentina. The ice melting providing irrigation to the vines, while the height allows vines to be grown at elevation, experimenting with different grapes. Argentina known for its full bodied malbecs and Chile for […]

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Champagne Tasting – Friday 28th April

Sparking wine is opened on many happy occasions to celebrate passing exams, engagements and perhaps because its the weekend! Do we know what goes in to making the bubbles? Do we know why Prosecco isn’t as expensive as Champagne? You may just want the opportunity to taste a variety of different sparking wines. Come and […]

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Italian Masterclass – Thursday 27th April

Italy is covered in vines from top to toe, producing world class wines. I find that what sets Italy apart from other wine producing countries is sheer number of indigenous grape varieties. Each region will have its own particular grapes that suit the regions climate and soil, not to mention the style of wine for […]