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 more information on any of the upcoming events, please call +44 (0) 207 290 7871 or email events@hedonism.co.uk.

Please stay turned to this page - we'll be announcing more tastings very soon.

Online Tasting - White Wines and Understanding Acidity

£150 per box Friday, 10 April 2020 18.00 - 19.00

Acidity is one of the key elements of a great wine, but can be easily misunderstood. Whether you enjoy the clean, refreshing profile of a young Sancerre or the satisfying, mouth-filling richness of an oaked Chardonnay, the acidity of the wine is crucial to giving the wine balance and making it enjoyable to drink. We are using our second online tasting to look more closely at acidity and the role it plays in some of the world's great white wines.

Guests will enjoy three wines, all presented in half bottles - Greywacke Wild Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Egon Muller Wiltinger Braune Kupp Riesling Kabinett 2018 and Meursault Henri Boillot 2017. 

Upon purchase guests will be sent a link to allow them to remotely join the tasting. This session will be hosted on a virtual platform with guests having the option to share their live video and audio with a view to interacting with each other. If you'd prefer to remain anonymous, the platform allows this option.

Hedonistic Online Tasting - White Wines and Understanding Acidity

£300 per box Friday, 10 April 2020 19.30 - 20.30

The Hedonistic version of our online tasting looking at the role of acidity in white wines. 

Guests will enjoy three superb whites from some of the world's greatest wineries. All wines are presented in half bottles - Egon Muller Scharzhofberger Riesling Kabinett 2018, Pape Clement Blanc 2016 and Puligny Montrachet Clos de la Mouchere Henri Boillot 2017.

Upon purchase guests will be sent a link to allow them to remotely join the tasting. This session will be hosted on a virtual platform with guests having the option to share their live video and audio with a view to interacting with each other. If you'd prefer to remain anonymous, the platform allows this option.

Online Tasting - Desert Island Wines

£200 per box Wednesday, 15 April 2020 18.00 - 19.00

A bonus mid-week edition in our series of online tastings! Guests will enjoy a tutored tasting featuring a selection of wines chosen by the team at Hedonism Wines.

Guests will enjoy four excellent wines from half bottle - Chablis Montmains William Fevre Half 2015, Gattinara Nervi Conterno Half 2015, Reserve de la Comtesse Half 2016 and JJ Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese Half 2011.

Upon purchase guests will be sent a link to allow them to remotely join the tasting. This session will be hosted on a virtual platform with guests having the option to share their live video and audio with a view to interacting with each other. If you'd prefer to remain anonymous, the platform allows this option.

Hedonistic Online Tasting - Desert Island Wines

£550 per box Wednesday, 15 April 2020 19.30 20.30

The Hedonistic version of our mid-week online tasting session - Desert Island Wines.

Guests will enjoy four superb wines from some of the world's top Domaines and Estates. All wines are presented in half bottle - Meursault Joseph Faiveley 2017, Les Forts de Latour (Ex Chateau) 2013, Opus One 2014 and Egon Muller Wiltinger Braune Kupp Riesling Auslese 2018.

Upon purchase guests will be sent a link to allow them to remotely join the tasting. This session will be hosted on a virtual platform with guests having the option to share their live video and audio with a view to interacting with each other. If you'd prefer to remain anonymous, the platform allows this option.

Online Tasting - Red Wines and Understanding Tannin

£150 per box Friday, 17 April 2020 18.00 - 19.00

The third in our series on online tasting focuses on a key element in red wine - tannin. Derived from the grape skins, pips and stalks and also from the wooden barrels some wines are aged in, tannin is crucial in the formulation of mouthfeel and body, but also acts as a preservative, assisting the wine as it ages and grows in complexity.

Guests will enjoy three red wines from half bottles, each illustrating a different aspect of tannin and the role it plays in the structure of a wine - Morey St Denis Clos des Ormes Georges Lignier 2008, Barolo Castiglione Vietti 2014 and Viader 2000

Upon purchase guests will be sent a link to allow them to remotely join the tasting. This session will be hosted on a virtual platform with guests having the option to share their live video and audio with a view to interacting with each other. If you'd prefer to remain anonymous, the platform allows this option.

Hedonistic Online Tasting - Red Wine and Understanding Tannin

£600 per box Friday, 17 April 2020 19.30 - 20.30

The Hedonistic version of our tasting looking at the role of tannin in red wines. We hope you can join us for is set to be a fantastic interactive experience from the comfort of your own homes.

Guests will enjoy four red wines from some of the world's most famous producers, all presented here in half bottles - Clos des Lambrays Domaine des Lambrays 2016, Barbaresco Gaja 2016, Sassicaia 2014 and Le Petit Cheval 2006

Upon purchase guests will be sent a link to allow them to remotely join the tasting. This session will be hosted on a virtual platform with guests having the option to share their live video and audio with a view to interacting with each other. If you'd prefer to remain anonymous, the platform allows this option.

Online Tasting - A 'Reverse' Blind Tasting

£175 per box Friday, 24 April 2020 18.00 - 19.00

"Blind tastings" are considered by many to a tasters ultimate challenge - to see whether they can identify a wine without being given any clues to the origin, grape variety or vintage of what is in their glass. The fourth in our series of online tastings turns this concept on its head - the host will taste the wines and describe the aroma, flavour profile and finish while guests at home will see if they can identify the wine from only these tasting notes. This is set to be a fun tasting to put all your critical faculties to the test.

Guests will enjoy four wines from half bottle - Gobelsburg Riesling Heiligenstein 2010, Planeta Chardonnay 2016, Barolo Pio Cesare 2015 and De Ferrand 2010.

Upon purchase guests will be sent a link to allow them to remotely join the tasting. This session will be hosted on a virtual platform with guests having the option to share their live video and audio with a view to interacting with each other. If you'd prefer to remain anonymous, the platform allows this option.

Hedonistic Online Tasting - A 'Reverse' Blind Tasting

£350 per box Friday, 24 April 2020 19.30 - 20.30

The Hedonistic version of our "blind" online tasting. This is set to be a fun tasting where guests can put their senses to the test seeing if they can match the wine in their glass to host's tasting notes...

Guests will enjoy four superb wines from half bottle - Gobelsburg Riesling Alte Reben 2006, Chassagne Montrachet Abbaye de Morgeot Jadot 2013, Charmes Chambertin Jadot 2013 and Ridge Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon 2016.

Upon purchase guests will be sent a link to allow them to remotely join the tasting. This session will be hosted on a virtual platform with guests having the option to share their live video and audio with a view to interacting with each other. If you'd prefer to remain anonymous, the platform allows this option.

Paul Jaboulet Aîné with Bertrand Michat

£75 with £50 redeemable on the evening of the tasting Tuesday, 26 May 2020 18.30 - 20.30

One of the Northern Rhône's greatest wineries, Paul Jaboulet Aîné was founded in the first half of the 19th century and has grown in size and reputation ever since. The estate is rightly famous not only for it's entry level reds and whites, but for it's world famous Hermitage Rouge "La Chapelle". Recent developments at the winery include the move to certified organic production and further vineyard acquisitions in the appellations of Condrieu and Côte Rotie

We are pleased to welcome Bertand Michat to Hedonism Wines to present this tasting. Bertrand will present the wines and discuss the history and terroir of Paul Jaboulet Aîné.

Guests will enjoy a selection of seven wines from Paul Jaboulet Aîné including Crozes-Hermitage Mule Blanche 2018, Heritage Blanc Stérimberg 2015, Crozes-Hermitage Rouge Domaine de Thalabert 2014 and 2017 and Hermitage La Chapelle 1991, 2006 and 2017.

The Hedonist Wine School - Italian Whites - Anything but Pinot Grigio

£50 including £25 redeemable on the evening of the tasting Monday, 8 June 2020 18.30 - 20.30

Italy rarely gets the love it deserves for its diversity of white wines. Though sometimes it can seem that all you can find is a simple Pinot Grigio, we’d like to argue that Italian white wines can be some of the most interesting and delicious expressions of white grape varieties in the world, many of which are native to the country and individual regions they come from.  

Our resident wine educator Sherry Rose Stolar will present six white wines from various grape varieties and regions of Italy including a surprise bonus wine!

We hope you can join us as we explore this diverse range of Italian white wines.

Sub. 30 - Bubbles and More with Benedict Norton

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£30 with £15 redeemable on the evening of the tasting Friday, 24 April 2020 19.00 - 21.00

The first of our Sub. 30 tastings celebrating fantastic wines and spirits with a price tag of less than £30 per bottle. At Hedonism Wines we have over 800 wines and spirits at this level offering a combination of amazing quality and exceptional value. These tastings, which will run fortnightly throughout the spring will be fun, informal affairs offering a fantastic chance to taste some superb wines from the Hedonism range.

Join Benedict to sample our vast array of sparkling wines from Italy, England and Champagne while experimenting with a delicious range of liqueurs and tinctures to make them absolutely fabulous. 

*Please be aware that unlike our usual tastings this event will not be seated.

Sub. 30 - Americana with Ash Webb

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£1 donation to the MS Society Friday, 8 May 2020 19.00 - 21.00

Here at Hedonism Wines we have over 800 wines and spirits at this level offering a combination of amazing quality and exceptional value. Our new Sub. 30 tastings, which will run fortnightly throughout the spring will be fun, informal affairs offering a fantastic chance to taste some superb wines from the Hedonism range.

Join Ash as he presents a selection of big, punchy reds and warming, oak-aged spirits all accompanied by a soundtrack of the greatest blues and soul.

The first 30 places for this tasting are free, with a £1 donation to the MS Society while a further 20 tickets will be released at £10 each after these have sold out.

*Please be aware that unlike our usual tastings this event will not be seated.

Sub. 30 - Southern Hemisphere Treats with Tom Olive

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£30 with £15 redeemable against any purchase on the evening of the tasting Friday, 22 May 2020 19.00 - 21.00

In wine terms, the Southern Hemisphere has sometimes lived in the shadow of more famous names north of the equator. Vineyards in Chambertin, Bolgheri, Napa and Rioja after often held in higher regard than those in Walker Bay, Marlborough or Colchagua, but things have been changing...

Tom will present wines from a number of dynamic wineries who are forging a new tradition of quality in South America, South Africa, New Zealand and beyond. Whether you're a happy convert or a hardened sceptic, we invite you to just us for what is sure to be a fun and informative tasting.

*Please be aware that unlike our usual tastings this event will not be seated.

Sub. 30 - Adult Story Telling

£1 donation to the MS Society Friday, 5 June 2020 19.00 - 21.00

An evening of ghost stories from Poe to Shelley accompanied by a selection of fine wines and spirits.

The first 30 places for this tasting are free, with a £1 donation to the MS Society while a further 20 tickets will be released at £10 each after these have sold out.

*Please be aware that unlike our usual tastings this event will not be seated.

Sub. 30 - Terroirs of Europe with Ito Aboutajedyne

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£30 with £15 redeemable on the evening of the tasting Friday, 19 June 2020 19.00 - 21.00

The fifth in our series of 'Sub. 30' tastings, celebrating the nearly 500 wines currently stocked at Hedonism with a price tag of less than £30.

Ito will be focusing on the exploring some of the less well known terroirs of the old world from the countryside of the Languedoc to the hills of Tuscany and beyond. We hope you can join us for what is set to be a fun and informal tasting for those looking to expand their oenological horizons.

*Please be aware that unlike our usual tastings this event will not be seated.

Sub. 30 - One Man Rock with Lewis Floyd Henry

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£15 Wednesday, 3 June 2020 19.00 - 21.00

We finish our Sub. 30 season of tastings in style! We welcome one-man rock 'n' roll whirlwind Lewis Floyd Henry to the store to play us out. This is set to a fun evening of fine wines and good music - we hope you can join us.

*Please be aware that unlike our usual tastings this event will not be seated.