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 and Shari Staglin and many more.

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

Dreaming of the Mediterranean

£50 per ticket Monday, 27 September 2021 18.30 -20.30

Weren't able to get away on a summer holiday this year? No problem, we have you covered - we're bringing a unique collection of the best of the Mediterranean here to you in Mayfair, stretching out the summer a little longer. 

Please join our resident wine writer Sherry Rose Stolar for our first in-store post-pandemic Hedonism Wine School tasting and take a tour around the Mediterranean, featuring an assortment of sparkling, rose, whites and reds from Spain, France, Croatia, Greece and Italy. 

In this tasting, guests will have the opportunity to taste the following wines:

Raventos i Blanc Blanc de Blancs 2018

Chene Bleu Rose 2020

Torralbenc Blanco 2018

Grimalda White Matosevic 2016

Zafeirakis Limniona 2018

Bocca di Lupo Tormaresca 2014

NB. please insert 'shipping address' then select 'Collection from Hedonism Wines' as all tickets are for collection on the night.

Michter's

£50 per ticket Tuesday, 28 September 2021 18.30 - 20.30

The Michter's legacy dates back to 1753 and honours the history of America's first legal whiskey distillery. The US*1 expressions are some of the finest single barrel and truly small batch whiskeys available, and are meticulously crafted in Kentucky, the heartland of American Whiskey.

Please join us as we welcome the team from Michter’s who will lead us through a tasting of Michter’s mellow and complex range of whiskeys, including their sought-after 10YO Rye, one of the distillery's very limited age-statemented releases.

In this tasting, guests will have the opportunity to taste the following:

US*1 Bourbon

US*1 Rye

US*1 Sour Mash

US*1 American Whiskey

10yo Bourbon

10yo Rye

Tickets for this event include a £35 voucher redeemable against any purchase of Michters on the day of the tasting.

NB. please insert 'shipping address' then select 'Collection from Hedonism Wines' as all tickets are for collection on the night. 

Clos Apalta

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£50 per ticket Wednesday, 29 September 2021 18.30 - 20.30

Founded in 1994 by Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle, great granddaughter of Jean-Baptiste Lapostolle, the founding father of the Lapostolle dynasty, Clos Apalta has quickly become an iconic wine of Chile, showcasing the magnificence of the Apalta Valley.

Please join us as we welcome Ronnie Janssen, Clos Apalta Brand Ambassador, to guide us through four vintages of Clos Apalta, including two incredible 100-point wines as scored by James Suckling, as well as the winery's second wine, Le Petit Clos. 

In this tasting, guests will have the opportunity to taste the following:

Le Petit Clos 2018

Clos Apalta 2018 

Clos Apalta 2017 (100 pts)

Clos Apalta 2014 (100 pts)

Clos Apalta 2011

Please note that this tasting will take place in the Equus Bar at our new wine-focused pub, The White Horse, located at 5 White Horse Street in Mayfair, about a 10 minutes’ walk from the shop. 

Be sure to also pop over to the shop and have a wander into our Clos Apalta vault, which features many more vintages and formats available for purchase.

Tickets for this event include a £25 voucher redeemable against any purchase of Clos Apalta wines on the day of the tasting.

NB. please insert 'shipping address' then select 'Collection from Hedonism Wines' as all tickets are for collection on the night.
 

Foursquare Rum

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£75 per ticket Monday, 4 October 2021 18.30 - 20.30

The Seale family have been making rum in Barbados for five generations, building the modern Foursquare Distillery in the mid-1990s. With a range of brands including RLSeales and Doorly’s, these are some of the most sought-after bottlings for rum drinkers across the world.

We’re thrilled to welcome Pete Holland, UK Brand Ambassador for Foursquare, to lead us through an incredible selection of rums across the Foursquare, RLSeales and Doorly’s labels, and celebrate the launch of the 2009 vintage of the Foursquare Cask Strength.

At this tasting, guests will have the opportunity to taste the following rums:

Foursquare Redoubtable

Foursquare Shibboleth

RLSeales 10 Year Old

Doorly`s XO

Doorly`s 14 Year Old

Foursquare Cask Strength 2009

All guests who attend on the evening will also be entered into a ballot to purchase a bottle of Foursquare Sassafras 2006.

NB. please insert 'shipping address' then select 'Collection from Hedonism Wines' as all tickets are for collection on the night.

The Wines of Chablis

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£50 per ticket Thursday, 7 October 2021 18.30 - 20.30

Mixing rich ancient and modern history, unique terroir and a winemaking community with centuries of expertise, the region of Chablis is rightly talked about as one of the best-loved wine regions in the Old World. Across its AOCs and Climats, Chablis encompasses 5,687 ha (13,939 acres) of vineyards among 20 villages and hamlets along the Serein valley, on both sides of the Serein river.

Please join us for an exciting tasting exploring the world of Chablis. Led by our very own Susan Cheng, guests will have the opportunity to taste the following wines from this much-loved region:

2019 Chablis Garnier 

2019 Chablis la Cote d’Or Yannick Cadiou 

2019 Chablis Terroir de Courgis Patrick Piuze (magnum) 

2018 Chablis vent d'Ange Pattes Loup 

2018 Chablis Beauroy Laurent Tribut

2018 Chablis Valmur William Favre

2005 Chablis Les Clos Billaud Simon

Tickets for this event include a £25 voucher redeemable against any Chablis wines tasted on the evening.

NB. please insert 'shipping address' then select 'Collection from Hedonism Wines' as all tickets are for collection on the night.
 

Classic Cocktails

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£75 per ticket Saturday, 9 October 2021 14.00 - 15.00

Discover London-based designer Richard Brendon’s latest glassware collection, London, 1650, and get under the skin of British artisanal glassblowing and London's role in creating the drinks we all love today.
Join Richard Brendon at Mayfair’s Hedonism Wines for an exciting masterclass exploring the origins of British glassblowing and the massive impact it has had on the drinks industry.

As we discuss the history and future of craftsmanship and are introduced to Richard Brendon’s latest collection, guests will enjoy English sparkling wine from Rathfinny, as well as three takes on a unique cocktail creation, crafted by HIDE’s Bar Manager Oskar Kinberg, featuring a selection of British gins including Duck & Crutch, 58 Gin and Smeaton’s.

Guests will also receive a complimentary Richard Brendon x Jancis Robinson wine glass to take home.

Tickets for this event include a £25 voucher redeemable against any purchase of Richard Brendon glassware, Rathfinny, Duck & Crutch, 58 Gin or Smeaton’s on the day of the tasting.

NB. please insert 'shipping address' then select 'Collection from Hedonism Wines' as all tickets are for collection on the night.

International Sake Day - Session One

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£40 per ticket Sunday, 10 October 2021 12.30 - 15.00

Since 1978, the 1st of October has been known as Nihonshu no Hi (Japanese Sake Day) in Japan, and as International Sake Day abroad. Historically, October was the month that the breweries would start making sake with new crops of rice, and it was treated like “New Year's Eve."

Since 2014, Hedonism Wines and House of Sake have been hosting many memorable sake-tasting events to celebrate this special day.

Curated by Sake specialist /educator Honami Matsumoto from House of Sake, we are excited to announce our annual International Sake Day tasting. Join us for this ever-popular event to taste, discuss and learn about more than 50 different carefully selected sakes, from hearty Junmai, elegant Daiginjo, fragrant Yuzu as well as sweet and luscious Plum Sake, poured from sake.

Sakes will be poured by Sake specialists, with breweries represented including: Dasai, Keigetsu, Tatenokawa, Gozenshu, Urakasumi and more.

Please note that there are two sessions for this tasting; please attend during the 2.5 hour time slot you sign up for.

Tickets for this event include a £15 voucher redeemable against any purchase of Sake on the day of the tasting.

Come and join us for this special 8th annual sake celebration to Kanpai together!
 

International Sake Day - Session Two

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£40 per ticket Sunday, 10 October 2021 15.00 - 17.30

Since 1978, the 1st of October has been known as Nihonshu no Hi (Japanese Sake Day) in Japan, and as International Sake Day abroad. Historically, October was the month that the breweries would start making sake with new crops of rice, and it was treated like “New Year's Eve."

Since 2014, Hedonism Wines and House of Sake have been hosting many memorable sake-tasting events to celebrate this special day.

Curated by Sake specialist /educator Honami Matsumoto from House of Sake, we are excited to announce our annual International Sake Day tasting. Join us for this ever-popular event to taste, discuss and learn about more than 50 different carefully selected sakes, from hearty Junmai, elegant Daiginjo, fragrant Yuzu as well as sweet and luscious Plum Sake, poured from sake.

Sakes will be poured by Sake specialists, with breweries represented including: Dasai, Keigetsu, Tatenokawa, Gozenshu, Urakasumi and more.

Please note that there are two sessions for this tasting; please attend during the 2.5 hour time slot you sign up for.

Tickets for this event include a £15 voucher redeemable against any purchase of Sake on the day of the tasting.

Come and join us for this special 8th annual sake celebration to Kanpai together!
 

The Wines of South America

£60 per ticket Monday, 11 October 2021 18.30 - 20.30

Thought to be very much the new world of wine, South America actually has an incredibly storied winemaking history, dating back much further than most would imagine. The first major wine producer outside of Europe, and today making a tenth of the world's wine, South America offers an incredible amount of diversity, balancing tradition and innovation, and offering a great deal for wine lovers to explore. 

We are thrilled to welcome Amanda Barnes, award-winning journalist, a regular correspondent for Decanter and author of The South America Wine Guide, to guide us through a tasting of some incredible examples of South American wines from Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. 

In this tasting, guests will have the opportunity to taste the following wines: 

Brilho Rose NV (Brazil)

Matervini Blanco 2018 (Argentina)

Errazuriz Las Pizarras Chardonnay 2018 (Chile)

Caballo Loco 17 NV (Chile)

Bodega Colome Estate Malbec 2018 (Argentina)

Garzon Single Vineyard Petit Verdot 2017 (Uruguay)

All guests will also receive a copy of The South America Wine Guide as a part of this event. 

Tickets for this event include a £10 voucher redeemable against purchase of any of the wines poured on the night. 

NB. please insert 'shipping address' then select 'Collection from Hedonism Wines' as all tickets are for collection on the night.

DAOU

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£50 per ticket Tuesday, 12 October 2021 18.30 - 20.30

Founded by brothers Georges and Daniel Daou, DAOU is the realisation of a dream to produce one of the best wines in the world. Having grown up in Lebanon and France, and starting their careers as entrepreneurs in the US, the brothers spent 9 years searching for the right terroir when they discovered a parcel of land, in Paso Robles, California. This unique site with its rare terroir was once described by the late André Tchelistcheff , known as America's most influential post-Prohibition winemaker, as a ‘jewel of ecological elements’. It was here that DAOU Estate was born. 

We’re thrilled to welcome Neb Lukic, President of DAOU, to guide us through a tasting of these acclaimed wines from California’s Central Coast, which will be featured in our vault throughout the month of October. The tasting will include the latest release of their flagship wine, DAOU Soul of a Lion. A wine defined by Jancis Robinson MW as ‘a wine to make people take Paso Robles really seriously.’ 

“The happiness we found on DAOU Mountain came from following our father’s example. Soul of a Lion is a tribute to the man who made it all possible.” - GEORGES & DANIEL DAOU

In this tasting, guests will have the opportunity to taste the following wines:

DAOU Estate Chardonnay 2018

DAOU Estate Cabernet 2018

DAOU Bodyguard Red 2017

DAOU Soul of a Lion 2016

DAOU Soul of a Lion 2017

DAOU Soul of a Lion 2018

Tickets for this event include a £25 voucher redeemable on the night against any DAOU wines available in the shop.

NB. please insert 'shipping address' then select 'Collection from Hedonism Wines' as all tickets are for collection on the night.