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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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Gin Tasting – Friday 22nd September

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 different garnishes to enhance the botanicals of the gin. Date Friday […]

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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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New Zealand & Australian Tasting – Thursday 10th August

I have great pleasure in introducing Marcus from Antipodean Sommelier who is responsible for bringing in some of our delicious New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs and rich cabernets from. Australia. New Zealand is where I fell in love with wine and I know this is a region that is loved by many. Don’t miss out on […]

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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 […]

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Gin Tasting – Friday 11th August

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 different garnishes to enhance the botanicals of the gin. Date Friday […]

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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Gin Tasting to Celebrate World Gin Day – Friday 2nd June

Just booked to celebrate World Gin Day 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 different garnishes to enhance […]

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Somerset Wine Fair “Summer” – Saturday 29th July

Somerset Wine Fair “Summer”  The Somerset Wine Fair “Summer”will be held at the Wine Shop on Saturday 29th July.. from 9.30 – 6.30pm The format is fun & relaxed to give you the opportunity to chose great wines to drink over the summer time. Grab a glass, tasting/order sheet and wonder around explore over 30 different wines […]