Tasting Events at The Sampler
Here at The Sampler we hold regular wine tastings. These include visits from some of the world's great estates and winemakers, through to informal introductions to wine regions and styles.
Islington Tasting Events
0207 226 9500
31 Days of German Riesling
Sunday 22nd July
July is the month of German Riesling and so we will have a specialist German Riesling Tasting looking at different regions, sweetness levels and qualities of this delightful grape variesty. Tickets are just £10 per person so please book in advance as places are limited.
Phone 0207 226 9500
Wimbledon Tasting Events
0208 947 4029
Thursday July 26th Wimbledon - FIZZ!!
Cremant, Pet Nat and Champagne oh my (with apologies to Dorothy) - To celebrate the UK's triumph in the Wimbledon Grand slam and our clean sweep of singles and doubles, male and female, we're going to have a whirl through everything and anything with bubbles in it, from funky non disgorged chenin to Grand Cru vintage champagne.
P.S. If the weather is nice we may even make it outdoors, as champagne on a warm summer's evening is one of the great joys in life.
£45 per head, as always places very limited. Phone 020 8947 4029 to book.
Thursday 16th August Rioja Retrospective 1987-2016
Everyone knows what Rioja tastes like right? Black fruit, oak, spice and a bit of a punch. Well yes but no but as they say, as more than anywhere else in the world the winemaking approaches and choices here have changed, and the wines have changed too. Old oak/New oak, 100% Tempranillo/Blend, Long ageing/Short ageing and so on and so forth. So come along and see what's changed, what's the same and what you prefer, from the old school of Lopez de Heredia to New wave producers like Artuke.
£40 per head, as always places very limited. Phone 020 8947 4029 to book.
Sunday School at The Sampler Islington
Sunday schools are informal tastings where we explore a region grape or theme. They are for groups of between 10 and 20 people. They last about an hour and you don't need any prior knowledge to come along and enjoy. They are always at 4pm, always £20 and as the name suggests always on a Sunday.
Here's what's coming up: