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].
When purchasing tasting tickets, please select "Collection from Hedonism Wines" as all tickets are available for collection on the night of the event.
Swiss Wine Showcase
Monday, 26th February 2018, 6.30 - 8.30pm
Hosted by Hedonism Wines
Our annual tasting of fine Swiss wine has been growing in popularity year by year as more & more people discover the fantastic wines of this oft-overlooked European country. This year's event sees four producers present their wines including Jean-René Germanier & Domaine des Muses from the Valais, Gialdi & Brivio from the Italian speaking canton of Ticino & Luc Massy from Vaud.
Guests will be able to taste nine wines from these producers including Jean-René Germannier Cayas Syrah 2011, Amigne de Vetroz 2014, Reserve Mitis 2013, Domaine des Muses Tradition Heida 2015 & Terpsichore 2013, Gialdi & Brivio Sassi Grossi Merlot 2015, Bianco Rovere Merlot 2016 & Luc Massy Chemin de Fer 2016 & Chemin Terre 2014.
This is a fantastic opportunity to taste some wonderful bottlings you may not be familiar with & also meet many of the winemakers who crafted these exceptional wines.
Tickets for this event are £20, fully redeemable against any purchase of Swiss wine on the evening of the tasting.
Compass Box Whisky Tasting & Blending Masterclass
Wednesday, 28th February 2018, 6.30 - 8.30pm
Hosted by John Glaser & Keiran Cusker
Compass Box was founded by John Glaser in the early 2000s with a clear vision of a very different approach to the crafting of fine whisky. With a focus on the lost art of boutique blending, John set about sourcing fine Scotch, refining his recipes & laying down spirit to age. The variety & quality of Compass Box's output has made them a firm favourite with critics & drinkers alike & their continual experimentation makes them one of the most dynamic blenders in existence today.
We are excited to have Compass Box's own John Glaser & Keiran Cusker at the store to host a very special tasting & blending event. John will present a tasting of a number of different whiskies from Compass Box, discussing his approach to blending Scotch before gudiing guests through a blending session of their own. Each guest will have the opportunity to make a selection from a number of single malt & single malt grains before combining them into their own bespoke blend to take away with them at the end of the evening.
Tickets for this event are £40, with £25 redeemable against any purchase of Compass Box whiskies on the evening of the tasting.
Please click to purchase your tickets or call the store on 0207 290 7870. NB. please insert ‘shipping address’ then select ‘Collection from Hedonism Wines’ as all tickets are for collection on the night.
Domaine A F Gros
Monday, 5th March 2018, 6.30 - 8.30pm
Hosted by Caroline Parent-Gros
Domaine A. F. Gros is considered by many to be one of the greatest Domaines in Burgundy. With vineyard holdings in a number of Premier Cru sites as well as the Grand Crus of Echezeaux & Richebourg, they have access to some of the finest fruit grown in the Côte d'Or.
Caroline Parent-Gros represents the 13th generation of the Gros family to manage the family wine estate & Hedonism Wines is delighted to welcome her to the store to present this very special tasting of A. F. Gros wines.
Guests will sample a number of different Burgundies from across A. F. Gros' fantastic portfolio, all of which will be poured & explained by Caroline.
Tickets for this event are £75, with £25 redeemable against any purchase of A.F Gros wines on the evening of the tasting.
Harlan Estate Magnum Masterclass
Wednesday, 7th March 2018, 6.30 - 8.30pm
Hosted by Don Weaver
In just over 20 years since the first vintage of Harlan Estate, Bill Harlan has established & built a winery which many consider to be producing some of the finest Cabernet blends anywhere in the world. Founded on a steep, forested hillside in Oakville, the winery produced three vintages in the late 1980s without release before they found the quality to meet Bill's exacting standards. The first vintage of this now legendary wine was released in 1990 & the rest is history.
Don Weaver has been estate director at Harlan Estate since the winery was founded in the mid-80s & has worked with both Bill Harlan for even longer. Hedonism is thrilled to have Don on-hand to present this superb tasting & discuss the past, present & future of one of California's most highly regarded wineries.
Guests at this incredible tasting will sample five vintages of Harlan Estate from magnum & one vintage of Maiden, also from magnum. Vintages Of Harlan Estate to be presented & tasted are 2013, 2013, 2010, 1993 & 1992.
Tickets for this event are very limited & priced at £250.
Charles Heidsieck Champagne
Tuesday, 13th March 2018, 6.30 - 8.30pm
Hosted by Willem Pinçon
Charles Heidsieck founded his eponymous maison in 1851. With a background in wine production & a network of family connections in the trade, he soon found himself at the head of successful Champagne house exporting to both Europe & the United States. Nowadays, Charles Heidsieck are known their excellent non-vintage blends & their superb vintage wines with Blanc de Millénaires being one of the stand out bottlings.
Hedonism Wines welcomes Willem Pinçon to the store to host this superb tasting. Willem will discuss the past, present & future of Charles Heidsieck & guide guests through a flight of Champagnes including Brut NV, Rosé NV, Brut 2005, Rosé 2005, Blanc des Millénaires 2004 & two mystery vintages from the 1990s & 1980s.
This is set to be a superb tasting delving in the history & production of one of the world's greatest producers of fine Champagne.
Tickets for this event are £75, with £25 redeemable against any purchase of Charles Heidsieck Champagne on the evening of the tasting.
Tuesday, 20th March 2018, 6.30 - 8.30pm
Hosted by Annalisa Florian
Venissa Bianca is one of the most exciting new wines to emerge from the North East of Italy in the last decade. Produced using Dorona (a rare native crossing of the grapes Gargenega & Bermistia Bianca) from a small, single-hectare vineyard on the Venetian island of Mazzorbo, the wine is, unusually for a white, left to ferment with the grape skins present. The result is a full-bodied wine with great complexity, balance & a deep golden colour. A fantastic food wine, but equally enjoyable in its own right & surely a future classic of the Veneto region.
Hedonism Wines is delighted to welcome Venissa's-own Annalisa Florian to the store one of the first UK tastings of this spectacular wine. Guests will be guided through a flight of 5 different vintages of Venissa Bianca - the 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014.
Tickets for this event are £50, redeemable against any purchase of Venissa wines on the evening of the tasting.