Wine & Spirits Tastings
Please see below for a list of forthcoming tastings at Hedonism Wines. If you have any questions or queries regarding any of the events listed below, please don't hesitate to contact us by emailing us or calling the store on +44 (0) 207 290 7871.
Swiss Wine Showcase
Monday, 27th February 2017, 6.30 - 8.30pm
Hosted by Julien Dutruy & Rachel Cabbibo & More
Switzerland has a tradition of winemaking stretching all the way back to the time of the Roman occuption in the 4th century BC. Nowadays, the wines are recognised locally as some of the finest in Europe, but with very of the production exported, the nation's viticultural prowess remains broadly unrecognised around the globe.
Hedonism Wines is delighted to announce another fabulous showcase of premium Swiss wines, featuring some of the country's most prominant Domaines & producers.
Guests will sample a selection of wines from the five Domaines in attendance including Domaine des Balisiers Aligoté 2014, Chenin Blanc 2013 & Melopee 2011, Les Frere Dutruy Gamay Grande Réserve 2014 & Viognier Grande Réserve 2015, Domaines des Muses Euterpe 2013, Luc Massy Boux Dezaley Chemin de Fer 2015 & many more...
Tickets to this event are £20, with £10 redeemable against any purchase of Swiss wines on the evening of the event.
This event is now sold out. If you'd like to be added to the reserve list, please email [email protected].
Wednesday, 1st March 2017, 6.30 - 8.30pm
Hosted by Karl Reuter
Established in 1829 & still managed by members of the founding family, Bollinger is simply one of the world's most respected names in Champagne. The house produces not only very fine non-vintage bottlings, but also a vintage Prestige Cuvée in the form of La Grande Année, a spectacular late release Champagne called simply 'RD' & an incredibly limited, rare vintage Blanc de Noirs labelled Vieilles Vignes Françaises.
Hedonism Wines is delighted to welcome Bollinger's own Karl Reuter to the store to host a wonderful tasting of cuvées from their portfolio including Bollinger Special Cuvée, Bollinger Rosé, La Grande Année 2007, La Grande Année Rosé 2005, RD 2002 & La Cote Aux Enfants Rouge 2012.
Tickets for this event are £50, with £25 redeemable against any purchase of Bollinger Champagne on the evening of the event.
Tuesday, 7th March 2017, 6.30 - 8.30pm
Hosted by Achille Boroli
A keen focus on terroir & the unique character of each of their vineyards has allowed Boroli to establish themselves as one of Piedmont's most respected growers & winemakers.
Guests at this wonderful tasting will have the opportunity to sample a selection of 8 different Barolo from Boroli including Barolo Classico 2012, 2010 & 2006, Villero 2012 & 2007, Cerequio 2012 & 2004 & Brunella 2013.
Tickets for this event are £25, redeemable against any purchase of Boroli wine on the evening of the event.
Dassai & Endo Sushi
Saturday, 11th March 2017, 6.30 - 8.30pm
Hosted by Kaoru Iida
Following the success of our last sake & sushi pairing event, Hedonism Wines is delighted to welcome back world famous, award winning sushi chef Kazutoshi Endo to co-host another event exploring the wonderful world of food & sake matching.
Kazutoshi will be joined by Kazuo Iida from Dassai brewery who will present 5 different brews for guests to sample on the evening. Each sake will be matched with a specially prepared dish prepared from scratch on the evening of the tasting by Kazutoshi himself.
Guests at this very special event will enjoy Dassai 'Unfiltered' Nigori 50 with nigiri of Norwegian smoked mackerel & koji-pickled daikon, Dassai 50 with cured red sea bream with truffle & razor clam, Dassai 39 with Wagyu beef with poached egg & Oscietra caviar, Dassai 23 with soy-marinated o-toro handroll & nori seaweed & Dassai Beyond with Dutch eel donburi.
Tickets for this incredible event are £120, with £20 redeemable against any purchase of Dassai sake on the evening of the event.
Monday, 13th March 2017, 6.30 - 8.30pm
Hosted by Véronique Sanders
There is evidence that vines have been planted on the site now occupied by Château Haut-Bailly since the 15th century & the estate has been associated with the production of celebrated wines ever since.
Haut-Bailly is somewhat unique in the region in that its vineyards consist of both more modern, grafted vines & ancient, un-grafted vines. The Château also utilise hand picking & operate a strict selection process before vinification to ensure their wines are of the highest quality.
Guests will enjoy a tutored tasting hosted by Haut-Bailly's own Véronique Sanders featuring a vertical of the Château's Grand Vin. Wines to be sampled include Le Parde de Haut-Bailly 2012 & Haut-Bailly 2004, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013.
This is a set to be a fantastic tasting & a rare chance to get to grips with one of Bordeaux's most notable Chateaux.
Tickets to this event are £75, with £25 redeemable against any purchase of Haut-Bailly wines on the evening of the event.
American Whiskey Blind Tasting & Giveaway
Tasting # 1 - Friday, 17th March 2017 - 6.30 - 8pm
Tasting # 2 - Saturday, 18th March 2017 - 2.30 - 4pm
Tasting #3 - Saturday, 18th March 2017 - 6.30 - 8pm
We have just received our most recent allocation from Van Winkle. It's small, but perfectly formed - a Van Winkle 12YO, a Pappy 20YO & a Pappy 23YO. There's always a huge clamour for these bottles and rightly so; they're delicious. As there’s sadly not enough to go round we thought we would have some fun testing your knowledge & giving you the opportunity to win a bottle of Van Winkle at the same time.
In order to see who will receive these treasures, we've decided to hold a blind tasting competition over the 17th & 18th of March. There will be three sessions in total to choose from to allow as many people as possible to have the chance of winning.
In each session, guests will be invited to taste through five American whiskies blind, making educated guesses on a number of criteria, including distillery, age & abv. Each session will produce one winner. Of the three winners, the one with the highest score will get the first choice of the three prizes; 2nd place will then get to choose and 3rd place will take the remaining bottle.
Even if you don't win, you'll still get to enjoy a selection of excellent whiskies on the night. We'd tell you what, but that would be too easy...
Please just note that we want these whiskies to be enjoyed & savoured as they were intended to be. As such, all prizes will be opened at presentation.
Tickets for this incredible tasting are £65.