London Wine Tastings
Wanderlust operates a yearly roster of 3 – 5 big tastings per year where you can drink some great juice whilst meeting the winemakers and mingling with some like minded wine lovers. Here are the details of the upcoming and recent events:
Next tasting: Christmas portfolio tasting of 2017
On 9th November we will be showcasing the largest and most diverse wine tasting of the year at London’s oldest French restaurant, L’Escargot.
Alongside the tasting element, you’ll also get a sneak peak into our top secret project; Wine on Demand – wine delivery to Londoners within the hour – and here you will also be able to order your Christmas wines.
Spaces are very limited with a restricted number of tickets available, held in the private member’s rooms upstairs at the Soho restaurant.
Thursday 9th November | 5:30pm – 10pm
L’Escargot, 48 Greek St, Soho, London W1D 4EF
Tickets are £20 which is redeemable against any purchase you make on the website in the next week. There are also 10 Early bird tickets available for those of you who are quick off the mark for only £12.
Winemakers in attendance pouring…
Old Vine Champagne! Barnier Champagne, France
Vines from before World War I? Yes, Roger Barnier and his team have some of the oldest vines we have heard of, dating back to 1910 and we are delighted to announce their addition into the Wanderlust Wine portfolio as our chosen producer Champagne. They will be pouring a selection of their Champagnes including Rose, Vintage and a 100% Pinot Meunier produced from the pre-world war vines.
Hungary’s Hottest new female producer, Kikelet
Making dry (not sweet!) Tokaji and other white wines. The precision of a female winemaker, the skill of the French when it comes to grapes and the tradition and history of Hungary’s most famous wine region.
Californian & Oregon wines at value – Double Canyon vineyard
American wines that are top quality and affordable are proving more and more difficult now. Double Canyon with patches on land in some of the best American wine growing areas are bucking the trend away from exchange rates vs the pound.
Romania’s most famous emerging brand with their 90 point rated wines and new vintages – Dagon Clan
An ancient vineyard that was re-planted and became critically acclaimed Burgundy winemaker, Mark Haisma’s new project. Three vintages in, their wines are gained more and more accreditation as Romania’s new shining star. Come and try their progression into expression of their vineyard and style of winemaking.
Portfolio superstars and best-sellers
We will also be pouring a selection of our best value, most outstanding and top-selling wines from both New World and Old World regions.
New & Old World wines plus Hungary debutes!
In the wonderful location of the upstairs of the London Capital Club, in a private room you will be able to taste a range of over 15 wines from a variety of countries in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres
** Friday 29th September ** 5:30pm – 9:30pm
** Upstairs @ the London Capital Club – 15 Abchurch Lane, EC4N 7BW (Bank Tube) **
We will be announcing and pouring the new addition to our portfolio of countries – Hungary.
2 winemakers will be in attendance:
–> Heumann Winery – Erhard Heumann
A new addition to the Wanderlust portfolio – we are excited and delighted to be importing what we believe is the most modern, innovative and forward thinking wine producer in Hungary. Erhard is a Swiss German born passionate wine lover who has sacrificed a very cushy life in Switzerland for the dream of making top quality wines for himself in a soil he belives in. His wines come from a region called Villany in the South West where the grapes can ripen perfectly. We are confident the Heumann wines will be a strong, core part of our range. Erhard is looking forward to bringing his enthusiasm over from Hungary when he talks you through the range he has on offer.
–> Oliver’s Taranga – Corinna Wright
Not only is she a super spitter, she is an award winning winemaker that sits on the board of the Women in Wine organisation. We soft launched the portfolio of Oliver’s Taranga months ago and they proved an instant hit. Based in MacLaren Vale, South Australia, Corinna has perfected the art of making big red wines that we know Australia so well for – Shiraz, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon; but also the new trendy wines in Aus – Italian grapes that can cope with the heat but have a great structure in their finish.
Own label Sauvignon Blanc release: Thames boat party – Sauvignon Blanc & beats
‘hiahia’. That’s the name of our wine. It’s like a small round of applause, showcasing how proud we are to bring our own label wine which has been a big ambition of ours as the business has grown and flourished. Often people said “but where is the great artisanal Sauvignon?”, well, we decided to make our own and we think we’ve done a decent job of it. Come and try some later in July at the release date party.
25th July — 5pm till…. late — Tamesis Dock party boat — Albert Embankment, London. SE1 7TP — Nearest tubes: Vauxhall / Waterloo / Westminster
Spring Wine Tasting – 4th May 2017 – Molmenti vs Recchione
Friuli vs Burgundy
In the French corner: the extremely talented young winemaker, Jeremy Rechionne – our new signing will be debuting his micro batch wines (only 150 bottles of each wine are made with extreme love and care) at this event. Traditional grapes from Burgundy and the Rhone: Pinot Noir (Gevrey Chambertin, Fixin 1er Cru), Chardonnay (St Romain), Viognier, Syrah, and Grenache.
Meet the Winemakers! Christmas Wine Tasting 20th Nov 2016
MUSSO, Piedmonte – a stunning range of NW Italian grapes grown in and around the village of Barbaresco where they are based. You all particularly loved their Barbera d’Alba (meaty, deep, and developed layers of fruits), Freisa (the quite rarely seen very slightly sparkling red which you can serve ever so slightly chilled. Gentle and delicate, juicy and moreish) and lastly their two stunning Barbaresco’s – Rio Sordo and Pora. We have just found out that these two have beaten one of the top vineyards from this part of the world, Gaja (“the king of Barbaresco”) in a wine tasting competition, pipping them by one point to a whopping 93 and 94 points respectively! This alone is a career defining accolade for the winery. Get your hands on what is left while we still have some.
Chateau Amanieu D’Albret, Bordeaux – Tim showing off his great range of Malbec and Merlot led wines. Unoaked, old oak or new oak? Which did you prefer? A great way to show the purpose of the way his wines are crafted. Each one has a different distinctive taste from a different taking profile giving character and identity.
Molmenti & Celot, Friuli – Fede & his team seem to go from strength to strength. This years vintage had just arrived that week. We poured you and we think you agreed, it’s better than ever.
Portfolio tasting and new stars
Showing the full range of producers and styles of wine now on offer including Napa Valley, Sonoma, the Loire, the Rhone, Romania and Prosecco from Friuli, Italy. 2 Producers on the night – Federico Celot and Mark Haisma.