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.
Perelada & Melonera
Tuesday, 26th June 2018, 6.30 - 8.30pm
Hosted by Patrice Lesclaux
In its modern incarnation, the Perelada winery was founded in the early 1920s by Miguel Mateu. Miguel had then just recently purchased the historic Castillo Perelada in Cataluña & was interested in reviving the traditional wine making techniques of the region. Miguel's son-in-law Arturo Suqué took charge in the 1970s & made quality his main focus. Nowadays the winery is in the hands of Javier Suqué Mateu & continues to focus on quality & locality, making Perelada one of Spain's most lauded wineries. The winery have also expanded their vineyard holdings to Andalucía, where they focus on resurrecting & promoting forgotten local grape varieties under the Melonera label.
Hedonism welcomes Perelada's-own Patrice Lesclaux to the store to present a fabulous tasting of six of the estate's finest wines. Guests will have the chance to sample Melonera Mankind Heritage Vines 2015, Encina del Ingles Blanco 2016, Finca Garbet 2009 & 2013 & Ex Ex 11 2013.
Tickets for this event are £35 redeemable against any purchase of Perelada wines on the evening of the tasting.
Gekkeikan Gold Medal Brewery 2017 Launch
Saturday, 30th June 2018, 6.30 - 8.30pm
Hosted by Yusuke Kamiyoshi & Honami Matsumoto
We are thrilled to announce a very special exclusive tasting of sake & canapés in partnership with Gekkeikan, Honami Matsumoto of House of Sake. Hideko Kawa of Sweet Art Lab & Master of Wine Anthony Moss
Based in Kyoto, Gekkeikan brewery has a long history of producing fantastic sake & famously won first place in the inaugural Annual National Sake Competition in 1911. Since then the brewery has led the way in terms of both innovation & quality becoming the first producer to abandon artificial preservatives & also the first to establish a laboratory dedicated to research the sake-making process.
Yusuke will present six different sakes, each paired with a specially selected canapé pre-pared by ex-Fat Duck pastry chef Hideko Kawa. Guests will enjoy the following brews - Gekkeikan Tokusen Honjozo, Densho Tarusake, Nouvelle Tokubetsu Honjozo, Junmai Daiginjo Horin, Kanjuku Umeshu & Gold Medal Brewery Junmai Dairginjo 2017, which is exclusive to Hedonism Wines.
Tickets for this event are £60, £30 of which is redeemable against any purchase of Gekkeikan sake on the evening of the tasting.
July 4th American Whiskey Celebration
Wednesday, 4th July 2018, 6.30 - 8.30pm
Hosted by James Goggin
To celebrate American Independence Day we'll be turning our attention to a selection of fantastic craft distillers making waves on the other side of the Atlantic. This special tasting features six different whiskies from five different states & is the perfect opportunity to taste some of the best new drams coming out of the USA. As with many of our tastings, the price of the ticket is fully redeemable, so you can put £35 towards your favourite bottle at the end of the evening.
We are pleased to welcome James Goggin to the store to host this tasting. James is the portfolio manager at whiskey importer Maverick Drinks & will bring his unique experience of working directly with many of the distilleries featured at the tasting.
Whiskies to be samples on the evening of the tasting are...
Widow Jane 10YO - New York
FEW Rye Flaming Lips Edition - Illinois
FEW Rye - Illinois
Smooth Ambler Contradiction - West Virginia & Indiana
Smooth Ambler Old Scout American Whiskey - Tennessee & Indiana
That Boutique-y Tennessee Bourbon Whiskey Batch One 14YO - Tennessee
Tickets for this event are £35, fully redeemable against a purchase of any of the whiskies tasted.
Thursday, 5th July 2018, 6.30 - 8.30pm
Hosted by Johann Henschke
The Henschke family have a long & distinguished history in Barossa's Eden Valley. Their first commercial vintage was 1868 & for the first 75 years the Henschke name was synonymous with the fortified wines which were fashionable in Australia at the time. It wasn't until the great Cyril Henschke took control of the winemaking in 1940s & 1950s that the Henschke name began to be associated with quality dry wines.
Nowadays, the winemaking team is led by sixth-generation family member Johann Henschke, who we are delighted to have in-store to present this fantastic event.
Guests at this tasting will have the opportunity to taste six wines from the Henschke family portfolio including Louis Semillon 2015, Johann's Garden 2015, The Bootmaker Mataro 2015, Mount Edelstone Shiraz 2013, Hill of Grace 2012 & Hill of Grace 2008.
Tickets for this event are £50, £25 of which is redeemable against any purchase of Henschke wines on the evening of the tasting.