Take a look below at our range of virtual events to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. Simply purchase the relevant case and details to access the virtual content which will be emailed to you shortly afterwards to view at your convenience.
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Bringing the Taproom to your Front Room
Time to get the beers in with Jared & Jules, our pioneers of the craft beer revolution. These passionate advocates for craft beer are joined by Orbit Beers, a top independent brewery based in London who bring a modern approach to traditional European beer. As well as Anspach & Hobday, another London based brewery leading the new wave of craft beer with a mix of modern and classic flavours that are anything but the usual fare..
There’s no better way to drink independent and support the movement for better beer. Order your Beer Six & Glasses to access the event and taste along at your convenience!
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Festival Collection – Virtual Tasting Notes
Create your very own Tasting Experience at home. Enjoy 12 delicious wines specially selected for the Festival with your very own virtual host to guide you through the tasting notes for each one.
Think of this Collection as your personal tour, guided by your virtual host where you can discover more about these wines and the passionate producers who make them. Sip along at your convenience, learn all about the grape varieties, regions, and producer for each wine from the comfort of your own home.
Amelia Singer is joined by Will Lyons and a panel of experts to unbox The Festival Sparkling Six Selection. This is an excellent opportunity to experience the many styles of sparkling wine.
In part one, our hosts will be looking at the Il Papavero Rose Prosecco Brut, Oriol Rossell Cava Brut, McPherson’s Full Fifteen Sparkling Red. Part two will focus on the Wyfold Vineyard Bru, Hunter’s Miru Miru and Roche Lacour Cuvee de Reserve.
The first bottle from our Champagne Mini Trio, to be considered for a personal tasting by Ethan Boroian and Will Lyons is the Ruinart Blanc de Blancs from the oldest house in Champagne so it’s easy to understand why it’s pale-yellow colour and dry, nuanced flavours embody the sophistication wine lovers have come to expect from this region. Next up is the classic Moët & Chandon Brut, an expert blend of three luscious Champagne grapes – Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay, that’s renowned for its bright fruity palate and elegant finish. Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label whose iconic label, rich, complex flavour and satisfying bubbles have been guarantees of quality for centuries.
It’s our privilege to host Olivier Bernard, owner and manager of the Grand Cru Classé Domaine de Chevalier, who will present three of his finest wines, live from his estate in Pessac-Léognan, France, where he produces red and white wine of the highest quality. Ably abetted by our host Will Lyons, you’ll get the opportunity to taste two of the estate’s second wines, which are made from young vines with a different structure and focus from the grand wines. These are the Esprit de Chevalier Blanc 2016, which has notes of intense white peach, nectarine and herbs rounded with a slatey finish and the Esprit de Chevalier 2017 a rich and complex, barrel-aged red with very pure aromas. Then comes the grand finale of the event – Domaine de Chevalier 2018, Olivier’s top wine, from the exceptional 2018 vintage.
Join our top wine buyer and dedicated port enthusiast, Samuel Fishlock in conversation with Carlos Flores dos Santos of Andresen. Founded over a century and a half ago in 1845, Andresen is one of the last family-owned port houses in the world and has won a host of awards from international competitions. Carlos also has many accolades to his name, so it’s no surprise his passion for port leads him to believe it’s one of the world’s finest wines. In this wide-ranging conversation Samuel and Carlos consider the many different styles of port and explain why this elegant wine is the perfect choice for any occasion, not just for Christmas.
Virtual Gin & Vodka Tasting and Cocktail Masterclass
For this masterclass Amelia Singer will be concentrating on two leading lights of the spirit world. The first of these is Sipsmith Gin, made by a pioneer of the current British Gin renaissance. This London Dry gin uses 10 carefully chosen botanicals to deliver a gin that is bold, complex and super smooth. Chase English Potato Vodka comes from a distillery that’s based in a family farm in Herefordshire. It was once voted ‘World’s Best Vodka’, so you can see why we’re so excited about this event. Have those cocktail shakers at the ready for a masterclass in creating the classic Dry Martini with Sipsmith Gin and a Honey and Ginger Collins from Chase.
You won’t want to miss this rum tasting event with leading rum expert and Plantation Rum Global Brand Ambassador, Paul McFadyen. Paul is an organiser and host of The Rum Experience an annual festival celebrating the culture and lifestyle of rum. Paul also runs the Appleton Bartender Challenge in which mixologists from across the UK compete to create four classic rum drinks and a cocktail that will blow the judges away. He is a much sought-after speaker at cocktail festivals where he entertains packed venues with his knowledge of the rum making process and London’s legendary bar culture.
George S. Grant is John Grant’s great, great, great grandson, and he will be joining us live from the distillery to walk us through the five whiskies in the Glenfarclas Single Malt Whisky Tasting Set. Explaining the unique flavour profiles of the five whiskies, which range in age from ten years old to twenty-five years old, and includes the 105 Cask Strength whisky. Though strong, this last whisky holds all the flavours of the Glenfarclas whiskies in one glass and it’s pure smoothness makes it extremely drinkable. If you’ve ever wanted to tour a distillery, or increase your knowledge of whisky and its production, then this is an event you cannot afford to miss.