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tasting events 2014

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Tastings and Events

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Saturday 25th October 12pm-6.30pm
FREE SPANISH WINE TASTING
The Oxford Wine Company, 165 Botley Road, Oxford, OX2 0PB (01865 249500)
In conjunction with ‘Wines Of Spain’ we are delighted to be able to offer a free, walk in Spanish wine tasting! We all know (and love?!) Rioja but Spain has a huge amount more to offer than just this one wonderful region. With white becoming better and more well known Spain is showing she has the scope to cover every eventuality and price point. During this free tasting we will have a variety of Spanish open for you to try. Join us for a little Spanish adventure.

 

Thursday 30th October 8pm
FINE WINE BY CANDLELIGHT: CHAMPAGNE
Presented by Lee Isaacs
£20.00 per person, payable in advance at the Oxford shop. Numbers are limited and early booking is recommended. Contact Al on 01865 249500 or if you are unable to reach us via phone, please contact Lee on lee@oxfordwine.co.uk and leave your contact name, number and email.
The Oxford Wine Company, 165 Botley Road, Oxford, OX2 0PB (01865 249500)
Champagne, the wine that “tastes like stars”. It’s been a while since we have run a full Champagne tasting here in Oxford and Lee felt it was time to address that most serious situation! What better way to do it than at one of our legendary Fine Wine By Candlelight Tastings? These are relaxed, informal and intimate. It is about great wine, light snacks and wonderful company. The latter being the most important thing when it comes to enjoying fine wines and especially Champagne. Lee will open four Champagnes for this tasting and they will include the fresh and crisp Laurent Perrier Ultra Brut (£49.95), the incredibly elegant Ruinart Blanc de Blanc (£54.50) and the delicious Taittinger Rosé (£44.50). We will finish on the intense, concentrated and simply excellent Dom Perignon 2004 (£125). This sells out quickly so call now to make sure you don’t miss it!

Saturday 1st November 6.30pm
Pre- dinner Tasting
Presented by Neil Gladding
Iffley Blue in Hawkwell House Hotel, Church way, Iffley Village, Oxford OX4 4DZ
Free wine tasting included in the £25.00 three course dinner price
Contact Iffley Blue  on 01865 332112 or email us on reservations@iffleyblue.co.uk. 
More details on http://www.iffleyblue.co.uk/news
All of course supplied by the award winning Oxford Wine Company.
Great value and a great way to see the new Iffley Blue restaurant.

Tuesday 4th November 6.30pm
TERRAS D’ALTER, PORTUGAL – THE WINES OF PETER BRIGHT
Presented by Winemaker Peter Bright
The Oxford Wine Café, 38 South Parade, Oxford OX2 7JN (01865 236959)
£10.00 per person, payable in advance by phone or at the bar. Numbers are limited and early booking is recommended. Contact the Café on 01865 236959 or if you are unable to reach us via phone, please contact Frank on frank@oxfordwine.co.ukand leave your contact phone number and name.
One of the very first ‘flying winemakers’ at the start of the 80s, Australian Peter Bright is now recognised as one of the world's most experienced and gifted winemakers who has made wine in many parts of the world. But after 30 years of visiting and then living there, it is Portugal with which he is now most closely associated. "I love grapes and grape varieties, and Portugal is, of course an amazing place for varieties," he says. His main involvement is now with Terras D’Alter whose wines bear his unmistakable stamp of perfect balance and complex fruit. This is a unique chance to experience a winemaking legend show you his wines first hand!

 

Wednesday 12th November 6.30pm
CHAMPAGNE LAURENT PERRIER
Presented by David Green of Champagne Laurent Perrier
The Oxford Wine Company, 165 Botley Road, Oxford, OX2 0PB (01865 249500)
£10.00 per person, payable in advance at the Oxford shop. Numbers are limited and early booking is recommended. Contact Lee on 01865 249500 or if you are unable to reach us via phone, please contact Lee on lee@oxfordwine.co.uk and leave your contact name, number and email.
Founded in 1882 Laurent Perrier is one of the most resepected and admired Champagne houses and have been pioneers in the region, creating the first rosé Champagne. We will have the lively David Green for Laurent Perrier with us to talk us through and taste a range of their delicious, elegant and superb quality wines including the Brut Non-Vintage (£33.99), the exceptional Ultra Brut (49.95) and of course the world famous rosé (£52.50) See you there!

 

Friday 14th November 2014 4-9pm
THE ANNUAL OXFORD WINE FAIR
The Ballroom, The Randolph Hotel, Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LN
ENTRY FOR TICKET HOLDERS ONLY - £10 per person refundable on purchases of 12 bottles or more - all tickets must be applied for in advance. No tickets will be available on the door.
Please be aware that tickets for this event will sell out – early booking is essential and tickets will be allocated on a strictly first come first served basis. To order your tickets please email Theo with your address and we will send them on to you - you can pay for them on the door.

Please note that due to the massive popularity of this event we are limiting corporate bookings to 10 tickets per company.
Contact Theo Sloot for booking on
01865 301144 or theo@oxfordwine.co.uk

As per last year we have booked the large Lancaster Room which is adjacent to the ballroom - this can be used both as a sitting out area and a cloakroom with extra coat racks provided specially by the Randolph for the 2014 Fair. We have streamlined the ordering process itself and will have more staff on the orders desk to make it much faster to place your orders.
Held in the Grand Ballroom of the Randolph Hotel and beautifully lit by three chandeliers, exact replicas of those on the Titanic, The Annual Oxford Wine Fair is the immensely popular and largest regular wine event in the Oxford area with around 85 wines to taste from all over the world presented by our suppliers and producers. Great fun, great value – what better way to spend Friday night?
15% discount on all wines ordered on the night and your entry money back if you buy 12 bottles!

 

Thursday 20th November 6.30pm
AROUND THE WORLD IN 6 WHISKIES
Presented by Lee Isaacs & Aljoscha Wright
£10.00 per person, or £5 if you come dressed as a Scotsman, Cowboy or someone else related to whisky, payable in advance at the Oxford shop. Numbers are limited and early booking is recommended. Your ticket fee will then be redeemable against any bottle of whisky purchased on the evening. Contact Al on 01865 249500 or if you are unable to reach us via phone, please contact Aljoscha aljoscha@oxfordwine.co.uk and leave your contact name, number and email.
The Oxford Wine Company, 165 Botley Road, Oxford, OX2 0PB (01865 249500)
The last of our 2014 spirits nights takes us into the wonderful world of whisk(e)y. Lee and Al loves their whiskies and what better time of year to enjoy them than now!? Over 90 minutes they will guide you through the history, ingredients and processes involved in crafting everyone's favourite brown drink. We'll be looking at 6 whiskies which will include Japanese, American, Irish and of course single malt from Scotland.

 

Tuesday 25th November 6.30pm
THEO’S TASTY TUESDAY
Presented by Theo Sloot
The Oxford Wine Café, 38 South Parade, Oxford OX2 7JN (01865 236959)
£5.00 per person, payable in advance by phone or at the bar. Numbers are limited and early booking is recommended. Contact the Café on 01865 236959 or if you are unable to reach us via phone, please contact Frank on frank@oxfordwine.co.ukand leave your contact phone number and name.
Theo’s Tasty Tuesdays take place once a month at The Oxford Wine Cafe. These are informal, relaxed and humorous events during which we will taste three or four wines together, discuss the relative merits of each of them and decide if we think any of the wines might become part of the changing by the glass selection at the Café. Upcoming themes will be announced via email.
15% discount on the night – if you buy 12 bottles or more you are eligible to become a member of the Café Society.

 

Thursday 27th November 2014 5-9pm
THE CIRENCESTER CHRISTMAS WINE FAIR 
The Oxford Wine Company, 20 West Way, Cirencester GL7 1JA 
£10 per person refundable on purchases of 12 bottles or more – tickets can be applied for in advance and will also be available on the door.
Contact David Almeida if booking in advance on 01285 659792 or david@oxfordwine.co.uk

Our immensely popular Wine Fair format returns to Cirencester with around 40 wines to taste from all over the world presented by our suppliers and producers. This year we have decided to hold our Annual Cirencester Wine Fair in our shop at the end of November - just in time for Christmas! The wines are presented for you on separate tables – just go round and taste wines from £5 to £35 in any order you like! Great fun, great value – what better way to spend Friday night?
15% discount off all wines in the shop ordered on the night and your entry money back if you buy 12 bottles!

Thursday 27th November 6.30pm
AROUND THE WORLD WITH PATRICK MCGRATH MW
Presented by Lee Isaacs 
£10.00 per person, payable in advance at the Oxford shop.  Numbers are limited and early booking is recommended. Contact Lee on 01865 249500 or if you are unable to reach us via phone, please contact lee@oxfordwine.co.uk and leave your contact name, number and email.
The Oxford Wine Company, 165 Botley Road, Oxford, OX2 0PB (01865 249500)
Patrick McGrath MW (Master of Wine) was recently voted in the top 100 most influential people in the wine trade. He is one of the most down to Earth and modest MW’s we know and he supplies us with a veritable treasure trove of delicious wines. We are very lucky to have Patrick with us to talk through 6 of his wonderful wines. This will include the light and elegant Champagne Taittinger NV (£33.99), the incredible and focused Domaine Ferret Pouilly Fuissé (£24.99) and the spectacular Contino Reserva from Rioja (£20.99). Patrick is a great speaker with incredible knowledge to share. This is a tasting not to miss!

Tuesday 2nd December 2014 6.30pm
CHAMPAGNE GOSSET DINNER TASTING
Presented by Peter McKinley
The Cherwell Boathouse Restaurant, 50 Bardwell Road, Oxford OX2 6ST www.cherwellboathouse.co.uk
£49.95 per person
Contact Theo Sloot for booking and further information:
01865 301144 or theo@oxfordwine.co.uk
A Champagne reception followed by a three course themed meal with top premium Champagnes.
Gosset is the oldest known producer of wine in the Champagne, its origins going back to 1584. Since 1994 it has been owned by the Cognac house, Frapin. Situated in the tiny Grand Cru village of Aÿ, 5km from Epernay, Gosset has some rather famous neighbours, including Bollinger. However, production is much below that of the larger houses, at around 1.3 million bottles, where as Moët et Chandon are nearing 30 million. With this small production, Gosset are able to concentrate entirely on the quality of its wines rather than the quantity.The Gosset style is very elegant and creamy, dry but not acidic, full, biscuity and yeasty. In this very special tasting we will be tasting all their very top cuvees – which will be a serious treat!
The evening will feature a specially themed three course dinner to go with the Champagnes created by head chef Nick Welford.

 

Thursday 4th December 6.30pm
THE FREE THURSDAY CHRISTMAS TASTING
Presented by Lee Isaacs, Theo Sloot & Aljoscha Wright
FREE!
The Oxford Wine Company, 165 Botley Road, Oxford, OX2 0PB (01865 249500)
For our final FREE tasting of this year we’re going back to a classic style of tasting. Lee and Theo will present some of their favourite wines from this year, obviously geared around matching traditional Christmas fayre whilst Aljoscha will bring something new to the table and show you a couple of his favourite Christmas spirits! This tasting is always lots of fun and is a nice way to round off a year of tasting. Join us for plenty of humour, mince pies and above all, some serious quality wine!

 

Tuesday 9th December 6.30pm
QUINTA DE LA ROSA – FINE BOUTIQUE PORTS
Presented by Sophia Bergqvist
The Oxford Wine Café, 38 South Parade, Oxford OX2 7JN (01865 236959)
£10.00 per person, payable in advance by phone or at the bar. Numbers are limited and early booking is recommended. Contact the Café on 01865 236959 or if you are unable to reach us via phone, please contact Frank on frank@oxfordwine.co.ukand leave your contact phone number and name.
Those of you who were at Sophia’s superb tasting a year ago will remember her range of delicious, ultra fresh Ports. For this special tasting she will be showing some new Ports as well as some of the old favourites that went down so very well a year ago. The secret of her style is that superb freshness which perfectly balances the delightful sweetness of her Ports. Delicious wines and extremely moreish!

Saturday 13th December 2pm- 6pm
FREE WINTER SPIRITS FAIR
FREE! 10 discount on spirits during the fair.
Contact Al on 01865 249500 or if you are unable to reach us via phone, please contact Aljoscha aljoscha@oxfordwine.co.uk and leave your contact name, number and email.
The Oxford Wine Company, 165 Botley Road, Oxford, OX2 0PB (01865 249500)

Our annual Christmas spirits fair enters its fourth year having grown in
success over the last two. Between 3 and 6.30 at the Oxford shop we will
have a variety of suppliers showing a wide selection of spirits including
brandy, rum, whisky, calvados and a whole host of winter warming liqueurs.
This is a free event so drop in any time and warm yourself up! There will be
a 10% discount on spirits during the fair so it's an ideal time to stock up
for Christmas!

 

Tuesday 16th December 6.30pm
CAFÉ CHRISTMAS PARTY TASTING
Presented by Theo Sloot and Lee Isaacs
The Oxford Wine Café, 38 South Parade, Oxford OX2 7JN (01865 236959)
£10.00 per person, payable in advance by phone or at the bar. Numbers are limited and early booking is recommended. Contact the Café on 01865 236959 or if you are unable to reach us via phone, please contact Frank on frank@oxfordwine.co.ukand leave your contact phone number and name.
Come along and join us for a special night of fine wines and festive humour based around a Christmas theme. We have a few surprises lined up for you!
15% discount on the night – if you buy 12 bottles or more you are eligible to become a member of the Café Society.