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.



Wine Maker Tasting

Nick Harbour of Maison Harbour

Nick Harbour is coming over for our en primeur tasing in January, and he's staying a day longer so we can host an intimate tasting in Putney! The Maison Harbour wines have become oneof our customer's favourite Burgundies since we started working with them a couple of years ago. They only make a few barrels and most gets sold immediately during en primeur, so this a is a great opportunity to taste through the range as well as a few older things. Since Nick and Colleen started out about five years ago they quickly established themselves as a winery to watch and have been gaining critical acclaim rapidly - and it's easy to see why. They make great wines from great vineyard holdings, including Corton and always focus on expressing the nature of the site and generally a very hand's off approach, which we love.We will shut the shop for the evening so w can fully concentrate on his wines and stories (there will be many of both!)


Tuesday 15th January / 7pm/ £40/ Putney
Call 0203 935 1047 to book



Wines for the January Budget


It's cold, it's grey, your wallet has gone into anaphylactic shock, but there's no need to despair. What we want to drink in January needs to be fun, exciting and not too dear, so this will showcase many of our favourites wines that will perk you up without having to go over the top!

Sunday 20th January / 4pm / £15 / Putney  
Call 0203 935 1047 to book



If you like that, you'll love this...


We're all guilty of this - there's a sea of bottles that you've never heard of, people are looking at you expectantly, and then like a lighthouse in a storm you see something you recognise, be it Chablis, Malbec or Barolo and relief comes over you and you pick it, happy to know you like it. But there's lots and lots of fun things out there, so this will show a quirky, unusual wine paired with a classic, as well as other alternatives.

Sunday 27th January/ 4pm / £20 / Putney 
Call 0203 935 1047 to book




Australia Day


Shake off those dark winter days with a host of Antipodean delights. We'll be exploring wine from all over the island-continent - there'll be classics and less well known gems, so there'll be a Great Australian for everyone!

Friday 25th January/ £40 / Wimbledon 
Call 0208 947 4029 to book



Wines to fall in love with :-)


All wine-drinkers have those moments: 'is this the best wine I've ever had, or is it just the moment?' Only fitting then, that on St Velntine's day, we ask the question: what makes us fall in love with 'that' wine? Maybe you'll find your true match!

Thursday 14th February/ £40 / Wimbledon
Call 0208 947 4029 to book




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