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



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:


Winemaking Secrets - Sunday 2nd September 4pm 

Why do wines taste so different? Of course the grape variety plays a key part, as does the 'terroir' but a whole array of winemaking techniques can drastically change the flavour of our beloved wine. From oak aging to malolactic fermentation, carbonic maceration to punching down, lees stirring to skin contact. Not making any sense? No problem, join us and we'll explain all - what each technique involves and more importantly, how it affects the aromas and taste of the wine. Sure to be an informative and fun tasting with a wide variety of red, white and sparklings to try.


Meet the Maker: Kate Mclntyre MW from Moorooduc Estate, Australia

Wednesday 5th September 6:30pm

Established in 1982 by Richard and jill Mclntyre, Moorooduc Estate is a small, family run wine business that has developed an enviable reputation for complex and food friendly wines. Thier daughter Kate McIntyre MW now works as the Marketing and Business Developement Manager for Moorooduc, as well as helping with the winemaking. She is sure to give us fantastic insight into Mooroofuc's philosophy focusing on expressing terroir and using minimal intervention winemaking techniques. Best of all this event is free! Drop in between 6:30 - 8:00pm to try four of Moorooduc's fantastic wines.



 Wimbledon Tasting Events

0208 947 4029

Italy - Head to Toe (or heel) - Thursday 20th September, 7pm £35 

I was flicking though my previous tastings, and realised that although we have shown many Italian wines, we've never focused on the country itself, which is a crying shame. So steps have been taken...join us for a tour through a country with more grapes than anywhere else in the world, more wines than France has cheeses and more climate than the BBC weather report. Be it Sagrantino or Sangiovese, Amorone or Aglianico del Vulture we'll showcase the classic, the quirky and the name of the most fascinating and challenging country going. Basically it's the Giro D'Italia but with wine instead of bicycles and Arthur instead of beautiful scenery!


Call 0208 947 4029 or book in store to reserve your place. As always, space is very limited.





















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