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.

Online Tasting - Wines for Springtime

£240 per tasting box Friday, 23 April 2021 18.30 - 19.30

The temperatures are getting warmer, the days are getting longer and it's time to start thinking about wines for springtime occasions! 

Join our resident wine writer Sherry Rose Stolar in a tasting of some of our team's favourite wines for warmer weather and outdoor celebrations as the world starts opening up for us again. 

Guests will taste the following wines:

Domaine Ott Clos Mireille Rose 2019 (75cl)

Meursault Goureau Hospices de Beaune Lucien Le Moine Half 2018 (37.5cl)

St Joseph Le Passage Stephane Ogier Half 2015 (37.5cl)

Moncerbal Descendientes de J. Palacios Half 2018 (37.5cl)

Please note that this tasting will take place via video link. You will be sent a link 1-2 days before the event and your tasting kit will be sent out a few days prior to the event. 

Online Tasting - Exploring Rum

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£50 per tasting kit Thursday, 6 May 2021 18.30 - 20.00

Discovering the expansive rum category takes us through a variety of countries, styles, production methods and cultural influences. Join us on Thursday, 6 May as we explore this wonderous category. 

We will be joined by four brand experts from Skylark Spirits for this informative event, which will start with creating a Mango & Passion Fruit daiquiri to help clear your palate. 

Guests will then taste seven rums, examples of each of the five main categories (craft rum, spiced rum, flavoured rum, fruit rum and rum liqueur) and from five different countries (Cuba, Trinidad, Panama, Guadeloupe and Jamaica), all in 2cl sample format. 

Mango & Passionfruit Daiquiri with Danilo Grenci of Damoiseau (Guadeloupe, Fruit Rum)

Damoiseau Vanilla & Pineapple Arrange with Danilo Grenci of Damoiseau (Guadeloupe, Fruit Rum)

Black Tears Cuban Spiced – Peter Thornton, European Brand Ambassador (Cuba, Spiced Rum)

La Progresiva 13 - Peter Thornton, European Brand Ambassador (Cuba, Barrel aged/Craft Rum)

Companero Elixir Orange – Joshua Singh, Brand Owner (Trinidad, Flavoured Rum)

Companero Extra Anejo – Joshua Singh, Brand Owner (Panama, Barrel aged & Flavoured Rum)

SBS Jamaica Bourbon & Port – Joshua Singh, Brand Owner (Jamaica, Double barrel aged with wine finish Rum)

Damoiseau 2009 – Clementine, European Brand Ambassador (Guadeloupe, Barrel Aged Agricole Rhum)

Please note that this tasting will take place via video link. Your tasting kit will be sent a few days prior to the event and you will be sent a link 1-2 days before, as well. 
 

Online Tasting - Return to Italy

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£155 per tasting kit Friday, 7 May 2021 18.30 - 19.30

Can we really ever get enough of Italian wines? Time and again, Italy proves to be the subject of some of our most popular events. 

Join our resident wine writer Sherry Rose Stolar as we take another tour across Italy, with a selection of new half bottles from across the country, including Tuscany, Piedmont and the Veneto. 

Guests will taste the following wines, all from half bottle: 

Cervaro della Sala Half 2018 

Barbaresco Valgrande Ca` del Baio Half 2016

Villa Donoratico Argentiera Half 2017

Amarone Classico Zenato Half 2015

Please note that this tasting will take place via video link. You will be sent a link 1-2 days before the event and your tasting kit will be sent out a few days prior to the event. 

Online Tasting - Ulysses Vertical Tasting

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£285 per tasting box Tuesday, 11 May 2021 18.30 - 20.00

Situated along Napa Valley’s Oakville bench, the Ulysses vineyard was once part of the famed Charles Hopper ranch and was acquired by Christian Moueix in 2008, owner of Dominus. It has quickly become one of the most respected names in Napa Valley wine. 

We're excited to welcome you to an exclusive opportunity to taste a vertical of four vintages of Ulysses, along with Edouard Moueix, third generation of the family. We have only received a handful of these bottles and are thrilled to be able to offer this tasting at an unbelievable price to our clients. 

In this tasting, guests will enjoy the following Ulysses vintages, all from half bottle: 

Ulysses 2013
Ulysses 2014
Ulysses 2015
Ulysses 2016

In addition, as a special offer to this event, we are pleased to offer 25% off any of our half bottle decanters for guests of this tasting, subject to stock availability. Please contact us at events@hedonism.co.uk once placing your booking if you would like to add this to your order. 

Please note that this tasting will take place via video link. You will be sent a link 1-2 days before the event and your tasting kit will be sent out a few days prior to the event.

Online Tasting - Wine and Chocolate with Cocoa Runners

£180 per tasting box Friday, 14 May 2021 18.30 - 20.00

Back by popular demand, we're pleased to once again welcome Cocoa Runners' Spencer Hyman to join our resident wine writer Sherry Rose Stolar in co-hosting a wine and chocolate tasting.

In this tasting, guests will taste the following 4 wines and 5 chocolates, understanding how to taste both wine and chocolate, and how to make good pairings between the two. 

Special Taster Chocolate: Pump Street Sourdough and Sea Salt

Pouilly Fuisse Tete de Cuvee Chateau Fuisse Half 2018
with Standout Chocolate Sambirano 60% Dark Milk (contains milk)

Vieux Lartigue Half 2014 
with Herencia Esmereldas 70% Ecuador 

Redoma Niepoort Half 2006 
with Original Beans Cru Udzungwa 70% w/Nibs

Ben Rye Donnafugata Half 2018 
with Fruition Toasted White (contains milk)

Please note that this tasting will take place via video link. You will be sent a link 1-2 days before the event. Wines and chocolates will be sent a few days prior to the tasting.

Online Tasting - Old World vs. New World Wines

£160 per tasting box Friday, 21 May 2021 18.30 - 19.30

Time for another match-up: who did it better, the old world or the new world? 

Join our resident wine writer Sherry Rose Stolar for a comparative tasting of Chardonnay and Merlot, pairing new world examples from Australia and California against the classics from France (Burgundy and Bordeaux). 

Guests will taste the following wines, all from half bottle: 

Shaw and Smith M3 Vineyard Chardonnay Half 2019 

Meursault Les Narvaux Vincent Girardin Half 2015

Duckhorn Merlot Half 2018

Clos du Clocher Half 2017

Please note that this tasting will take place via video link. You will be sent a link 1-2 days before the event and your tasting kit will be sent out a few days prior to the event.

Online Tasting - The Isle of Raasay

£45 per tasting box Thursday, 27 May 2021 18.30 - 20.00

Co-founded by Scottish entrepreneur Bill Dobbie and whisky blender and qualified botanist Alasdair Day, The Isle of Raasay was never going to conform to industry norms or what is expected of a distillery – from the fusion of contemporary and traditional cultures, processes and design, to the water source, 5-day fermentation and unique six-part maturation process, this is a distillery pushing boundaries for what flavour in young whisky (for now) can taste like, and how it is produced. 

We’re very excited to welcome Scott Fraser, Sales Executive, and William Dobbie, Commercial Director, to guide us through their unique 6 cask maturation, which will collectively form their signature single malt to be released this year.

Guests will have the opportunity to taste the following, all in 5cl sample format:

Ex Rye Whiskey – Peated Cask Sample

Ex Rye Whiskey – Unpeated Cask Sample

Ex Bordeaux Red Wine – Peated Cask Sample

Ex Bordeaux Red Wine – Unpeated Cask Sample

Chinkapin Virgin Oak – Peated Cask Sample

Chinkapin Virgin Oak – Unpeated Cask Sample

Please note that this tasting will take place via video link. You will be sent a link 1-2 days before the event and your tasting kit will be sent out a few days prior to the event.