Wine & Spirits Tastings

Here at Hedonism Wines, we regularly host fantastic wine & spirit tastings with some of the world's greatest distilleries, Domaines & Châteaux. Previous events include Harlan Estate with Don Weaver, Screaming Eagle with Mary Margaret McCamic MW, Château Haut Brion with Prince Robert of Luxembourg, The Balvenie with Kirsten Grant, Dom Pérignon with Richard Geoffroy, Staglin with Garen & Shari Staglin & many more.

For information on any of the upcoming events, please call +44 (0) 207 290 7871 or email [email protected].

When purchasing tasting tickets, please select "Collection from Hedonism Wines" as all tickets are available for collection on the night of the event.

Discover Sake

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Thursday, 23rd May 2019, 6.30 - 8.30pm
Hosted by Honami Matsumoto

Another superb tasting from House of Sake's Honami Matsumoto. This tasting will introduce guests to many of the unique production techniques associated with traditional sake-making.

Brews to be tasted on the evening include Keigetsu Aikawahomare Yamahai Junmai, Hanatomoe Mizumoto Muroka Nama Genshu, Urakasumi Zen Junmai Ginjo, Furosen Wataribune Junmai Ginjo, Banzaimon Junmai Daiginjo & Keigetsu Sake Nature Kimoto Junmai Daiginjo.

Along with Honami, we are delighted to welcome David Harvey of Raeburn Fine Wines to co-host this fantastic tasting. David is considered one of the UK's leading authorities on biodynamic & natural winemaking & also oversees the import of many fine Japanese sakes. Guests will enjoy a variety of food pairings with their sake including artisanal cheese, cured meats & patisseries.

This tasting is £45, with £15 redeemable against any purchase of sake on the evening of the tasting.

Champagne Taittinger

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Tuesday, 28th May 2019, 6.30 - 8.30pm
Hosted by Kevin McKee

We are delighted to welcome Champagne Taittinger back to Hedonism Wines to present a tasting of their superb portfolio - guests will enjoy a selection of vintage & non-vintage bottlings.

Tickets are £50, fully redeemable against any purchase of Taittinger on the evening of the tasting.

Castellare & Rocca di Frassinello

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Tuesday, 4th June 2019, 6.30 - 8.30pm
Hosted by Roberto Cremonese

The Castellare di Castellina estate covers around 80 hectares in the very heart of the Chianti region. The vineyards are managed using organic farming methods & with a focus on biodiversity - around 20 of their 80 hectares are dedicated to the cultivation of olives which goes to make their superb Olionovo.

Head winemaker at Catellare, Alessandro Cellai uses only indigenous varieties to craft his classically-styled Chianti that is eminently approachable & fruit forward. The wines are generally aged in French oak barriques for a period before bottling with their flagship Chianti I Sodi di S. Niccolò resting for 30 months in barrel before release.

Alongside holdings in Chianti, Castellare also have a property on the Tuscan coast in Maremma - Rocca Di Frassinello. Here the team produce two wines in the Super Tuscan mould - Rocca Di Frassinello, which is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon & Sangioveto & Baffonero, which is 100% Merlot. The estate is a creative collaboration between Castellare & Domaines Barons de Rothschild

We are pleased to welcome Roberto Cremonese to the store to host this fantastic tasting. Roberto will present seven wines including Chianti Classico Il Poggiale 2016, I Sodi San Niccolò 2015, Rocca di Frassinello 2008, 2011, 2013 & 2015 & Baffonero 2015.

Tickets for this special tasting at £40 fully redeemable against any purchase of Castellare or Rocca di Frassinello wines on the evening of the tasting.

Château de Ferrand

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Wednesday, 5th June 2019, 6.00 - 7.30pm
Hosted by Philippe Chandon-Moët

Château de Ferrand is a Grand Cru Classé Saint-Emilion whose vineyards are located on the outer edge of the appellation's famous limestone plateau.  An assemblage of 75% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc & 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine spends around 15 months in oak before bottling of which around 60% are new barrels.

We welcome Philippe Chandon-Moët to Hedonism Wines to host this tasting. Along with his wife Pauline, Philippe co-runs the estate & takes an interest in every aspect of the production - from vineyard management to bottling.

Guest will enjoy six vintages of Château de Ferrand featuring 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014 & 2015. This is set to be a fascinating vertical tasting of a well-regarded Saint-Emilion estate

Tickets for this tasting are £25, fully redeemable against any purchase of Château de Ferrand wines on the evening of the tasting.

Cantina Terlano

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Tuesday, 11th June 2019, 6.30 - 8.30pm
Hosted by Klaus Gasser

Founded in 1893, Cantina Terlano winery is now one of the leading wine growers’ cooperatives in South Tyrol, with a current membership of 143 growers working a total area of 190 hectares.

The winery is rightly praised for the superb quality of their white wines, which make up around 70% of total production. Their complex, balanced single varietal & blended bottlings have gained near perfect scores from James Suckling & The Wine Advocate & their extensive library of older vintages make Terlano one of the most exciting producers currently working in Northern Italy.

Terlano's-own Klaus Gasser will present seven wines including Pinot Bianco Vorberg Riserva 2010 & 2016, Sauvignon Quarz 2013 & 2017, Il Primo Grande Cuvée 2016, Rarita 1991 & Terlano Sauvignon Blanc 1961.

Tickets for this tasting are £50, fully redeemable against any purchase of Cantina Terlano wines on the evening of the tasting.

C.V.N.E

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Wednesday, 12th June 2019, 6.30 - 8.30pm
Hosted by Carlos Delage & Jorge Navacues

Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España or "C.V.N.E" are quite simply one of the most well-respected names in Rioja. From their superb single vineyard white Riojas to their venerable Gran Reservas, C.V.N.E combine the best of modern winemaking techniques with a classical sensibility that honours the traditional approaches of the region. If you're not familiar with the wines of C.V.N.E, this is a tasting not to be missed!

We are excited to welcome Carlos Delage & winemaker at Contino Jorge Navacues to Hedonism Wines to host this wonderful tasting. Carlos & Jorge are perfectly placed to offer an unparalleled insight into the past, present & future of one of Rioja's most distinguished producers.

Guests will enjoy eight wines from C.V.N.E portfolio including  Contino Blanco 2017, Monopole Clásico 2015, Contino Garnacha 2015, Pagos de Vina Real 2015, Real d'Asua 2015, Imperial Gran Reserva 2011 & Vina del Olivo 2007 & 2015 from magnum.

Tickets are £50, fully redeemable against any purchase of C.V.N.E wines on the evening of the tasting.

Vega Sicilia

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Monday, 17th June 2019, 6.30 - 8.30pm
Hosted by Zita Rojkovich

A producer that needs little introduction - Vega Sicilia is considered by many to be Spain's finest winery. Unusually for Ribera del Duero, the vineyards are home not only to the local Tempranillo grape, but also to the Bordeaux varietal of Cabernet Sauvignon. Once vinified, this unusual assemblage is then aged in oak for as long as 10 years before release.

We are delighted to welcome Vega Sicilia's-own Zita Rojkovich to the store to hosting this tasting. Zita will discuss the fascinating history of this most famous Spanish estate & also pour & discuss the wines to be sampled on the evening.

Guests will enjoy a tasting of Alion 2015, Valbuena 2014, Reserva Especial multi-vintage blend 2016 release & Único 2009 & 1973. Alongside these superb reds, guests will also enjoy two fantastic wines from Tokay-Oremus - the dry Tokay Mandolas 2017 & a magnificent Tokaji Azsú 5 Puttonyos from the 1972 vintage.

Tickets are £150, with £90 redeemable against any purchase of Vega Sicilia, Alion or Oremus wines on the evening of the tasting.

Henriot Dinner

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Monday, 24th June 2019, 7.00 - 10.30pm
Hosted by Laurent Fresnet

Hedonism Wines & Hide are delighted to welcome Henriot’s multi award winning Chef de Cave, Laurent Fresnet, to host an unmissable dinner for Champagne connoisseurs. Henriot has been renowned as one of the finest producers of Chardonnay-dominant Champagnes since 1808 when Apolline, the widow of Nicolas Henriot, founded the House & spread its reputation to the grandest royal courts of Europe.

Henriot incorporates an exceptionally high proportion of Premiers & Grand Crus within its cuvees & guests will enjoy some of the best available from a broad spectrum of vintages. Cuvèe Enchanteleurs 1996, Cuvèe Hemera 2005 & Vintage Rosé 2008 will be served with dinner, following a reception of the exceptional Blanc de Blancs 2008.

Ollie Dabbous has again created a bespoke menu of Michelin-starred dishes to match these extraordinary champagnes. Delicious canapés with be followed by beef tartare with alliums & tarragon, glazed eel with cucumber & prickly ash followed by roast Limousin veal & summer vegetables; with each elegant dish complimenting the delicate flavours of the Champagne, as well as the best seasonal produce available as we finally move into summer. Hide’s signature Baked Alaska will finish the evening alongside Henriot Demi-Sec NV.

Tickets are priced at £295 each.

NB. This tasting will take place at Hide restaurant, which is situated at 85 Piccadilly, W1J 7NB. Guests who purchase tickets will be contacted before the dinner to confirm all details along with their reservation.

Guigal Dinner

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Monday, 1st July 2019, 7.00 - 10.30pm
Hosted by Brett Crittenden

The Guigal family are pioneers of modern winemaking in Rhône Valley. From their superb village level Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge & Blanc all their up to their legendary single vineyard Côte-Rotie, the wines are of the highest quality across the board. We are delighted to be collaborating with our sister project Hide on yet another superb wine dinner focusing solely on the wines of this prestigious producer. The meal & tasting will be hosted by Guigal's-own Brett Clivendon who will guide guests through a flight of phenomenal reds & whites.  We hope you can join us what is certain to be a exciting evening of fine wine & Michelin-starred food.

Guests will enjoy Condrieu 2017 paired a selection of canapés including crispy cod skins with tarama, radish & nasturtium & Romaine lettuce with Sussex Slipcote & crushed green herbs; Saint-Joseph Blanc 2017 & Saint-Joseph "Lieu Dit" Blanc 2017 paired with hand-picked crab, sea lettuce & a chilled lime leaf broth; Saint-Joseph Rouge "Vignes de L'Hospice" 2015 & Hermitage Rouge 2015 paired with roast Herdwick lamb, smoked cockles, baked turnip & a nasturtium dressing; Côte-Rotie "Brune et Blonde" 2015 & Château d'Ampuis 2015 paired with barbequed squab pigeon with black pepper & confit tamarillo before the meal concludes with Côte-Rotie La Turque 2013 served with a selection of artisan cheeses.

Tickets for this very special dinner are priced at £295.

NB. This tasting will take place at Hide restaurant, which is situated at 85 Piccadilly, W1J 7NB. Guests who purchase tickets will be contacted before the dinner to confirm all details along with their reservation.