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 further information on any of the upcoming events, please call +44 (0) 207 290 7871 or email [email protected].
World Sake Day
Sunday, 1st October 2017, 1.00 - 5.00pm
Hosted by Honami Matsumoto of House of Sake
World Sake Day – Nihonshu no hi in Japan - marks the traditional first day of the sake making season & to help celebrate the occasion we are offering the most dazzling array of brews available anywhere for you to sample from some of Japan's most respected breweries including Dassai, Tosatsuru, Keigetsu, Fukukomachi, Gekkeikan & many more. Guests will have the opportunity to taste & discuss a fantastic selection of over 40 different sakes of varying styles, including sparkling sake, Ginjo, Daiginjo & Junmai Daiginjo grades, unpasteurised Nama sake, 'natural' sake & fruit-based Umeshu & Yuzu sake.
This is set to be a fun, exciting event which is equally suited to those looking to explore sake for the first time as it is to connoisseurs looking to enjoy some of Japan's finest brews. World Sake Day at Hedonism Wines is a ticket only event. Guests will be welcome to come & go as they please, there will be a tasty selection of snacks available to accompany all sake.
Sake to be tasted at this event are listed below.
Keigetsu Gin no Yume
Tickets for this event are £35, with £10 redeemable against any purchase of sake on the day of the tasting.
The Exceptional Whisky
Monday, 2nd October 2017, 6.30 - 8.30pm
Hosted by Donald Sutcliffe
The Exceptional is an exciting new project from Willie Phillips & Don Sutcliffe. Willie and Don both have impressive backgrounds the Scotch whisky trade with a combined experience of nearly 70 years of experience. Don is, and has been for 35 years, the MD of Craft Distillers while Willie held the top job at The Macallan for nearly quarter of a century.
The Exceptional focus their efforts on producing only three superb bottlings - The Exceptional Malt, The Exceptional Blend and The Exceptional Grain. Guests at this event will be able to taste all three editions in the company of Don himself.
This is set to be a superb tasting and we look forward to welcoming Don to the shop to share his knowledge and experience.
Tickets for this event are £25, redeemable against any purchase of The Exceptional Whiskies on the evening of the tasting.
Amrut Single Malt
Tuesday, 3rd October 2017, 6.30 - 8.30pm
Hosted by Ashok Chokalingam
Amrut launched their now famous whiskies around 13 years ago, in summer 2004. In 2010, they garnered enthusiastic support from renowned whisky critic Jim Murray, who placed Fusion in his top three Finest Whiskies in the World and described the Single Malt as 'genius',
Hedonism is delighted to welcome Amrut's own Ashok Chokalingam to the store to present the whiskies and explain the fascinating recent history of the distillery.
Guests at this event will try 6 different whiskies from Amrut including Fusion, Peated, Cask Strength, Peated Port Pipe, Double Cask and Spectrum 004.
Tickets for this event are £25, redeemable against any purchase of Amrut whiskies on the evening of the tasting.
Digby Fine English
Tuesday, 3rd October 2017, 6.30 - 8.30pm
Hosted by Trevor Clough
Taking their inspiration from the Champenois & sourcing only the finest quality Pinot Noir, Chardonnay & Pinot Meunier from the vineyards of Kent, Sussex & Hampshire, Digby are now recognised as one of the nation's greatest producers of quality sparkling wine.
Guests will sample four wonderful sparkling wines from Digby including their Brut NV, Leander Pink Brut NV, Vintage Reserve 2010 & Vintage Rosé Brut Magnums 2009.
Tickets for this event are £25, redeemable against any purchase of Digby wines on the evening of the tasting.
Heavensake & Cipriani
Monday, 16th October 2017, 6.30 - 8.30pm
Hosted by Honami Matsumoto
Heavensake is a world first collaboration between two of Japan's greatest brewers, Ukrakasumi & Dassai, & Regus Camus, Champagne house Piper-Heidsieck's esteemed chef de cave.
C London by Cirpiani is considered by many to one of the finest restaurants in the capital - serving beautiful, authentic & classic Italian dishes alongside superb cocktails with inspiration drawn from the Cipriani-owned Harry's Bar in Venice.
This tasting is an exciting collaboration between these two fantastic projects. A chance to enjoy not only a selection of fine sakes & expertly prepared Italian dishes, but also witness the extreme versatility of Japan's national beverage when it comes to food pairing & gastronomy.
Guests at this tasting will sample two different bottlings of Heavensake alongside a superb menu prepared by C London. Dishes to be enjoyed on the evening include Stracchino cheese, grilled baby asparagus & blushed cherry tomatoes, Sarina Parma ham*, risotto primavera & branzino broccolino chili*.
Tickets for this very special event are £125.