Calendar Month Ahead - April

Just as white rabbits start springing from hats, the wine world too delves into magic realms of its own. April sees the Bordelais gather round cave cauldrons for the tie up of 2014 Bordeaux En Primeur; it also sees the kick-off of the big global trade exhibitions with Vinitaly in Verona.  Closer to home, wands are twitching too, particularly with a series of Australia-themed events & tastings.  From The Wine Society ‘Wizards of Oz’ to a D&D’s ‘Wonderful Wines of Aus’, something must be in the air when it comes to celebrating the viticulturous fare of Down Under.  If that all sounds too yellow brick roaded, there’s plenty of the more traditional goings on too.. Read on for some fool-free inspiration:

 

Wednesday 1st
Wine & Dine Wednesdays
Vinopolis, London SE1

 1st to 5th
Austraila vs France drop in tastings: Burgundy
Pont de la Tour, London SE1

 

Monday 6th – 12th
Austraila vs France drop in tastings: N Rhone
Pont de la Tour, London SE1

 

Tuesday 7th
Your wine PT – ‘More pretty than plump’
10 Bells, Commercial, London E1

Eurovision Wine Contest, Wine Society
Assembly House, Norwich NR2

 

Wednesday 8th
4 Decades of Lopez de Heredia Rioja: Tondonia
West London Wine School

Wine Society Eurovision Contest
Essex County cricket ground, Chelmsford

 

Thursday 9th
Austrian Masterclass
West London Wine School, Fulham

 

Monday 13th
Wine Australia’s Tasting Blind Club
Australia House, London WC2

13th – 19th
Austraila vs France drop in tastings: S Rhone
Pont de la Tour, London SE1

 

Tuesday 14th
Flirting with Fruit & Wood
10 bells, Commercial St, London E1

ThirtyFifty Wine Tasting & Appreciation
The Restaurant Bar & Grill, Manchester

Jancis Robinson tutored tasting: Portugal
Quality Chophouse, London

It’s Ghana be Grape!
King & Co, Clapham

 

Wednesday 16th
Louis Roederer Champagne Tasting
West London Wine School, Fulham

 

Friday 17th – 18th
Laithwaites Vintage Wine Festival
Old Billingsgate, London
Monday 20th
Fine Wine – Burgundy 2005, 10 years on
West London Wine School, Fulham

The Wizards of Oz – Wines of Australia
Lords Cricket ground, London

20th – 26th
Austraila vs France drop in tastings: Faugeres
Pont de la Tour, London SE1

 

Tuesday 21st
Butt Clenching Big Ones (Tasting)
10 bells, Shoreditch E1

World of Wine (tasting) – Germany, Alsace, Austria & UK
West London Wine School, Fulham

 

Wednesday 22nd
Discover Italy Tasting
West London Wine School, Fulham

French Classics – tasting & nibbles
Edinburgh, Queen St

The Wizards of Oz – Wines of Australia
Glasgow Trades Hall

Saturday 25th
Tutored Wine Tasting, English & Welsh Wines
Wem Street Market, Shrewsbury

 

Monday 27th
A tale of 2 rivers: Rhine & Danube tasting
Merchant Taylor’s Hall, EC2R

 

Tuesday 28th
Seductively Sweet (tasting)
10 bells, Commercial Street E1

Jancis Robinson Odd & Obscure tasting
Quality Chop House London

 

Thursday 30th
Sherry & Tapas Tasting
West London Wine School, Fulham

The Author

Helen Richards

Helen Richards

Hely's love of wine was born from a young age, spending summers exploring the vineyards of France. After studying Modern Languages at Oxford, she worked in publishing and branding before joining the JF Tobias team to help build our blog / written content. She loves wine, writing, yoga and adventure in equal measure and strives to balance all four, although not necessarily all at the same time!

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