Spring wine tastings at Linden Stores

James Flewellen presenting a wine tasting at Linden Stores, London.

"Old Country, New Wine”

7.00pm for 7.15pm, Tuesday 12th March 2019

Linden Stores 220 St Paul's Road, Highbury, London N1 2LL

£15. Bookings in advance; please email laura@lindenstores.co.uk

With a wine-making heritage of over 8,000 years (!), Europe is the undisputed 'old country' of wine-making. But it doesn't mean you can't teach an old dog new tricks! In this tastings we'll explore some of the most exciting, dynamic wines coming out of wine's traditional strongholds today.

"West meets East"

7.00pm for 7.15pm, Tuesday 14th May 2019

Linden Stores 220 St Paul's Road, Highbury, London N1 2LL

£15. Bookings in advance; please email laura@lindenstores.co.uk

Armenia, Bulgaria, Cyprus,… An ABC of the unexpected, when it comes to what’s hot on the wine scene these days. Indeed, some of the most exciting, daring (and affordable) wines on the market today are coming from the eastern extremities of the European continent. In this tasting we’ll explore this mysterious East. Prepare to be pleasantly discomfited!

"Everything you were afraid to ask about wine tasting"

7.00pm for 7.15pm, Tuesday 11th June 2019

Linden Stores 220 St Paul's Road, Highbury, London N1 2LL

£15. Bookings in advance; please email laura@lindenstores.co.uk

You bring the questions; I’ll bring the wine. In this tasting you’ll learn what blind tasting is and how to do it; how to sound like an expert when talking about wine; and answers to anything vinous you can think of. My one rule: there is no such thing as a silly question!

What to expect

I may take wine a little more seriously than most but I still like to have fun when tasting it. My sessions are educational, interactive and a little bit irreverent*. Each session is limited to 12 people and we'll taste five wines over about 1.5 hours. If you’re the note-taking type then bring a pen.

We taste all wines blind – to allow us to really focus on what we're tasting (but there's always a big unveiling at the end). Come prepared to be surprised, delighted and to learn something you never knew about wine!

*I don't have many rules when it comes to wine tasting, but please no strong-smelling perfume, cologne, hair products, etc.2019