Announcing our Prestige Champagne Event

November 7th, 2012

Prestige Champagne Evening

Tickets are £130 per person. Email fizz@thewinegang.com telling us how many tickets you require or secure instantly
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11th December 2012 is the most sparkling night in London’s wine calendar, because for the first time we are hosting an intimate and luxurious Prestige Champagne evening featuring a tutored tasting of 10 of the world’s most desirable Champagnes from five top houses, being served with some delicious food. There’s even a fabulous goodie-bag for you to take home that includes your own bottle of Champagne from one of the featured houses.

Our venue is in Marylebone, and the event is strictly limited to 30 participants. Tickets cost £130 per person, to include all wines, food and goodie bag, plus a souvenir catalogue. Please email fizz@thewinegang.com telling us how many tickets you require and we will hold your place and send payment information.

All five members of the Gang will be there to welcome you to what is surely the Champagne-lovers dream night.

The Champagnes

1. Gosset Grande Réserve
2. Gosset Grand Rosé
3. Dom Perignon Vintage 2003 Blanc
4. Dom Perignon Vintage 2000 Rosé
5. Champagne Bollinger La Grande Année 2004
6. Champagne Bollinger La Grande Année Rosé 2004
7. Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc des Blancs 2000
8. Taittinger Prelude Grands Cru NV
9. Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé
10. Champagne Laurent-Perrier Vintage 2004

AWC WINE ACADEMY
LONDON
TUESDAY 11th DECEMBER
TICKETS: £130 from fizz@thewinegang.com


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Edinburgh Fair – the complete wine list

October 30th, 2012

The complete list of wines you can try for £20 at our Edinburgh Fair on Saturday – DOWNLOAD WINE LIST

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Direct links for information and ticket booking

October 22nd, 2012
EDINBURGH NOVEMBER 10th, ASSEMBLY ROOMS: ticketSOUP.com
BATH NOVEMBER 24th, THE GUILDHALL: ticketSOUP.com

Masterclasses confirmed!

September 26th, 2012

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After a fantastic sell-out fair in London, our fairs in Edinburgh and Bath are coming soon. And what a stunning line-up of masterclasses! Tickets on sale now

EDINBURGH MASTERCLASSES

The Assembly Rooms Saturday 10th November

12:45 – 13:25
The Sherries of Gonzalez-Byass with Anthony Rose

In September, Anthony travelled to Jerez to join Gonzáles-Byass’ legendary cellarmaster, Antonio Flores, in blending four bottlings of their ‘Palmas fino’ Sherry. Anthony will be proudly showing these, plus a selection of the extraordinarily old and fine – and Christmas-friendly – sherries such as the fabled Matúsalem, Apostoles and Noé. Tickets £15

14:00 – 14:40
The wines of South West France with Jane Parkinson

Jane is a huge fan of the mind-boggling array of mouth-watering wines that come out of South West France, a region perhaps best known for Cahors and Madiran. In this masterclass, she will explore this extraordinary pool of indigenous grapes and switched-on young winemakers, covering everywhere from Irouléguy in the Basque country to Gaillac in the east, tasting white, red and of course, sweet wines. Tickets £15

15:15 – 15:55
The wines of Portugal with Tom Cannavan

Crowned ‘Portuguese Wine Writer of the Year’ in 2010/11, Tom lets his successor, Julia Harding MW, take the strain here: Julia chose her ’50 Great Portuguese Wines’ earlier this year, and from those, Tom has made this further selection of  eight of his absolute favourites to taste here, quite simply representing the finest wines from one of Europe’s most dynamic wine countries. Tickets £15

16:30 – 17:20
The wines of Lebanon with Tom Cannavan

Following his visit to the country earlier this year, Tom will share his knowledge and passion for the wines of Lebanon – not just Chateau Musar (though he’ll be including it for sure) but wines from ten of the country’s best producers. This is a unique opportunity to gain a real insight into this country and its wines, made under the most challenging conditions. Tickets £20

BATH MASTERCLASSES

The Guildhall Saturday 24th November

12:45 – 13:25
The Sherries of Gonzalez-Byass with Jane Parkinson

In this masterclass Sherry über fan Jane Parkinson will demonstrate why Sherry has become so fashionable once again and why it’s so versatile with food. Ranging from dry and refreshing to unctuous and rich, this masterclass will work through a range of 8 gorgeous Sherries from historic Sherry bodega Gonzalez-Byass. Come and join the Sherry revolution! Tickets £15

14:00 – 14:40
The wines of South West France with Anthony Rose

As he wrote in his Independent column recently, the wines of Cahors and Madiran may be well known, but what about the more obscure crannies of South-West France. In his masterclass, Anthony will delve into five of the most intriguing South West denominations, tasting white, red, rosé and of course, sweet wines. Tickets £15

15:15 – 15:55
The wines of Navarra with Pilar García-Granero

Spain’s wine revolution has seen the renaissance of traditional regions across the country. Lying between Rioja and the French border in the foothills of the Pyrenees, Navarra makes predominantly red wines from Garnacha (Grenache) and Tempranillo. Here the President of the Navarra Consejo, ably assisted by our own David Williams, offers an in-depth introduction to this fascinating region. Tickets £15

16:30 – 17:20
The wines of Lebanon with Tom Cannavan

Following his visit to the country earlier this year, Tom will share his knowledge and passion for the wines of Lebanon – not just Chateau Musar (though he’ll be including it for sure) but wines from ten of the country’s best producers. This is a unique opportunity to gain a real insight into this country and its wines, made under the most challenging conditions. Tickets £20

Christmas Wine Fairs – tickets on sale now!

June 15th, 2012

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We are delighted to announce that tickets for our fabulous 2012 Christmas Wine Fairs in London, Edinburgh and Bath are now on sale. We hope many of you enjoyed last year’s shows, but this year we are back bigger and better than ever.

London, Saturday November 3rd

2011 eventIn London the venue is once again Vinopolis on the south bank. We’ll be open from noon to 6:00pm, with over 600 wines available to taste, our famous wine walks, an optional programme of masterclasses from top winemakers including Chateau Musar and Antinori. There will be lots of fun with discounts on wines ordered on the day, and festive beer and food to add to the mix of the delights you can sample. Why not make a day out, with foodie paradise Borough Market right outside the door and London in full festive swing? To book, go direct to ticketSOUP.com.

Edinburgh, Saturday November 10th

We’ll be setting up shop at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh city centre. We’ll be open from noon to 6:00pm with over 300 wines available to taste, wine walks and an optional programme of masterclasses including the wines of Lebanon and sherries of Gonzalez Byass. We’re just around the corner from Princes St for those wishing to add some Christmas shopping or dinner after the fair. To book go to ticketSOUP.com.

Bath, Saturday November 24th

The roadshow reaches the beautiful city of Bath and prime central venue, The Guildhall – less than a 10 minutes from Bath Spa train station. Once again there’s so much on offer: 300 wines to taste, wine walks with the Gang and an optional masterclasses that include the wines of Lebanon and of Southwest France. To book go to ticketSOUP.com.

Masterclasses

Details of the masterclasses at each venue will appear soon, and main event ticket holders will be offered first chance to buy them at a discount price too!

CHRISTMAS WINE FAIRS

May 29th, 2012

We are delighted to announce that tickets are now on sale for each of our Christmas 2012 events in London (3rd November), Edinburgh (10th November) and Bath (24th November).

To book tickets for any of our fabulous fairs visit ticketSOUP.com.

Tickets for our masterclasses will go on sale soon, and main event ticket holders will be given priority in purchasing those.

2012 Christmas Fair dates announced

February 10th, 2012

It seems a long time away, but we have confirmed the dates and locations for our wonderful Christmas Wine Fairs for later in 2012. Tickets will go on sale over coming weeks for:

  1. LONDON – November 3rd, Vinopolis
  2. EDINBURGH – November 10th, The Assembly Rooms
  3. BATH – November 24th, The Guildhall

Please sign-up using the form on the right to be the first to hear about ticket going on sale, the programmes of fabulous masterclasses and information on the wines to be featured.

Roll on 2012!

November 18th, 2011

Our  2011 Wine Fairs in London on October 29th and in Edinburgh on 12th November were absolutely fantastic – thank you to all who exhibited and all who bought a ticket. Over 800 people enjoyed tasting over 900 wines and sat enthralled by eight amazing masterclasses and our programme of free Wine Walks.

Please put November 3rd and November 10th in your diaries as the provisional dates for the London and Edinburgh Christmas fairs 2012, though we hope to be announcing a lot more Wine Gang Live events for 2012 at the start of the year.

Flowers of Scotland!

October 31st, 2011

Our third Wine Fair in London on October 29th was an outstanding event – completely sold out in advance, and a day full of fascinating wines and masterclasses being enjoyed by a wonderful mix of wine lovers. And now we are doing it all again in Edinburgh!

Auld Reekie Steps Up

See ticketSOUP.com for info and tickets for Edinburgh, Nov 12th.

The Merchants’ Hall is our venue, just off Princes Street on Hanover Street, where we’re open from noon to 6pm with a terrific array of wines to taste, free wine walks and a programme of exceptional masterclasses. Here are just some of the wines freely available for you to taste, included in your £15 Earlybird ticket (£14 for members):

  • 2000 Vega-Sicilia Unico (£220.00 a bottle)
  • 2008 William Fevre Chablis Grand Cru Bougros (£69.00)
  • 2008 Neige Canadian Ice Wine (£25.00)
  • 2009 Mt Difficulty Central Otago Pinot Noir (£24.99)
  • 2005 Yalumba The Signature (£26.99)
  • Cattier Brut Antique Champagne NV (£29.00)
  • and many, many more…

Sign up on the day for a Wine Walk, and one of the Gang will take you on a tour of the room, stopping at half a dozen tables to taste and discuss some of our favourite wines.

One of the absolute highlights for many people is the programme of tutored masterclasses. These sit-down, tutored tastings of 8 wines are optional (tickets £10) and take place in the calm of an adjoining room. You will get to taste some seriously fine and rare wines with expert speakers, and can choose from:

Portugal: Europe’s Best Kept Secret with Tom Cannavan
The Portuguese Wine Writer of the Year 2010 will present a selection from his ’50 Great Poruguese Wines’ that will unlock some of Portugal’s vinous secrets. Wines include Prats & Symington Chryseia 2008, Quinta do Portal  Touriga Nacional 2009 and Dão Sul Cabriz Reserva 2008.

Magnificent Malbec with Anthony Rose
Ant has recently returned from an extensive visit to Argentina and will conduct a tasting of some of the country’s top Malbecs, including premium cuvees from outstanding producers including the Achaval Ferrer Bella Vista Malbec, Mendel Finca Remota Malbec and Catena Adrianna Malbec.

Chile’s Key Valleys with Jane Parkinson
Featuring a selection of the Premium Wines of Concha y Toro’s portfolio, Jane will take us on a tour of Chile’s Valleys, both the traditional heartlands of Chilean production and newer Valleys like Limari and Bio Bio. Wines to be tasted include some of Chile’s rarest and most scintillating Pinot Noir and Syrah.

Think You Know Chablis? with Martin Straus
Martin is an official Chablis wine ambassador and his fascinating tasting will present a ravishing tour of Chablis terroir. In his masterclass Martin will compare the wines of the Chablis appellation including some of the top estates and vineyards of  Chablis 1er cru and Chablis Grand Cru.

See ticketSOUP.com for info and tickets for Edinburgh, Nov 12th.

We’ll see you there!

Yowza! Look at these babies!

October 7th, 2011

Do you have your tickets for our Fairs?

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These absolutely outstanding events offer extraordinary value: full price tickets are £20, but you can still buy at an Earlybird £15 and members at just £14. As well as literally hundreds of wines in the £6 to £12 range to taste there’s an amazing array of high-end wines: the fine and rare wines below plus dozens and dozens more are there for the tasting. There’s no catch!

  • 2006 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon (£105.00 a bottle)
  • 2007 Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Artemis Cab Sauvignon (£48.00)
  • 2007 Marquis D’Angerville Volnay Champans 1er Cru  (£43.00)
  • 2006 Chateau de Blagny Meursault Premier Cru (£42.99)
  • 2007 Fontodi Vigna del Sorbo Tuscany (£39.99)
  • 2007 Chapoutier Hermitage Monier de la Sizeranne (£52.00)
  • 2007 Errazuriz Don Maximiano Founder’s Reserve (£44.00)
  • Champagne Delamotte Blanc de Blancs (£34.99)
  • Taittinger Prélude Grands Cru Champagne (£45.00)
  • 1985 Fonseca Port (£85.00)
  • and many, many more…