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THE GREAT OXFORD SHOP GIN TASTING

The Oxford Wine Company Shop,
167 Botley Road,
Oxford,
OX2 0PB
Thursday, 4 May 7:00pm £10.00 Presented by Emily Silva - Venue BOTLEY ROAD

Presented by Emily Silva

7:00pm, The Oxford Wine Company Shop, 167 Botley Road, Oxford, OX2 0PB

£10.00 per person, payable in advance by phone or in the shop. Numbers are limited and early booking is recommended. Contact Emily on 01865 249500 or if you are unable to reach us via phone, please contact Emily on emily@oxfordwine.co.uk and leave your contact phone number and name.

Due to popular demand, our Gin Tasting returns for 2017. Join us on the Botley Road to get Gin-thusiastic about the nation’s favourite spirit! Learn how Gin is made, find out about its rather chequered past, and most importantly, sample the finished products! We hope you’ll join us for what always proves to be an enjoyable evening.

15% Discount on the night!

15% discount on the night

FINE ANTINORI DINNER TASTING

The Cherwell Boathouse,
50 Bardwell Road
Oxford OX2 6ST
Tuesday, 9 May 6.30pm £59.95 Presented by Luca Soldo

6.30pm, The Cherwell Boathouse Restaurant, 50 Bardwell Road, Oxford OX2 6ST www.cherwellboathouse.co.uk

£59.95 per person

Contact Emily Silva for booking and further information:

01865 249500 or emily@oxfordwine.co.uk

A classic sparkling wine reception followed by a three course themed meal with top premium wines.

Antinori is the most famous name in Italian wine and the influence of Piero Antinori in the last 25 years has been nothing short of revolutionary. Antinori's flagship wine, Tignanello (the first so called Super-Tuscan), appeared in 1971 and caused a sensation by its use of Cabernet Sauvignon in a Sangiovese blend. Antinori was accused of vinous treason but soon barrique-aged blends of Sangiovese and Cabernet began appearing all across Tuscany. The company owns a number of different estates including the Guado al Tasso in the small, prestigious Bolgheri DOC. Antinori is a top quality operation producing very serious wines.

We’ll be tasting five wines, presented by Luca Soldo from Antinori. We’ll start with the classic sparkling Franciacorta Marchese Antinori Cuvee Royale Brut NV (£29.99) as an aperitif, followed by the fabulously rich Vermentino Guado al Tasso 2015 (£19.99) for the first course. Then onto a comparison of two classic Sangiovese based wines, the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva Vigneto Santa Pia 2012 (£33.99) vs Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva 2012 (£26.99). Finally, we’ll finish off with something very special special with cheese, the Guado al Tasso Rosso 2013 (£99.00), one of the classic Super-Tuscans. Altogether an amazing line up that offers great value for money!

The evening will feature a specially themed three course dinner to go with the wines created by head chef Nick Welford.

15% discount on the night

GLENELLY V BOUCHARD FINLAYSON - A SOUTH AFRICAN WINERY COMPARISON

The Oxford Wine Cafe,
38 South Parade,
Oxford OX2 7JN (01865 236959)
Thursday, 25 May 6.30pm £10.00 Presented by Luc O'Cuinneagain & Lia Poveda - Venue SUMMERTOWN

Presented by Luc O'Cuinneagain & Lia Poveda

6.30pm, The Oxford Wine Café, 38 South Parade, Oxford, OX2 7JN

£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 Rebecca on rs@oxfordwine.co.uk and leave your contact phone number and name. (Please note that we are unable to reserve seating so please arrive early to take your places for a 6.30pm start. Arrivals after 6.45pm will not be admitted – thank you).

This will be a very special event! We’ll have Luc O’Cuinneagain from Glenelly and Leah Poveda from Bouchard Finlayson alternately presenting their wines in a comparative ‘taste off’ situation. Of course both wineries make superb wines that can’t really be compared, but we thought that having them presented by two separate people alternately would make for a fascinating tasting and a good comparison of two classic styles of South African wine.

The Glenelly Estate lies in the Idas Valley, en route from Stellenbosch to Franschhoek on the beginning of the Helshoogte Pass. Its origins date back to the 17th century. The winery is the vision of Madame May de Lenquesaing who, after 30 years as the owner of the famous Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande in Bordeaux, purchased the estate in 2003. Luke O’Cuinneagain, the winemaker at Glenelly Estate, mentions a very specific focus to make fresh and elegant wines.

Peter Finlayson was the very highly regarded wine-maker at Hamilton Russell for 11 years before starting the first Bouchard Finlayson harvest in February 1991. The winery and its vineyards are situated in Walker Bay, mid-way between Cape Point and Cape Agulhas (the southern-most point of Africa). The climate is largely influenced by the nearby cold Atlantic Ocean, rendering it one of the coolest wine growing areas in the Cape. Bouchard Finlayson is greatly respected for its award-winning Pinot Noirs.

Amongst six wines in total (three from each winery), we’ll taste the Glenelly Estate Reserve Red Blend 2011 and the Galpin Peak Pinot Noir 2014 from Bouchard Finlayson – both superb wines in their own right. Come along and get the flavour of two top SA wineries presented together!

15% discount on the night

FINE COGNAC MASTERCLASS WITH HERMITAGE

The Oxford Wine Company Shop,
167 Botley Road,
Oxford,
OX2 0PB
Thursday, 1 June 7:00pm £20.00 Presented by David Baker - Venue BOTLEY ROAD

Presented by David Baker

7:00pm, The Oxford Wine Company Shop, 167 Botley Road, Oxford, OX2 0PB

£20.00 per person, payable in advance by phone or in the shop. Numbers are limited and early booking is recommended. Contact Emily on 01865 249500 or if you are unable to reach us via phone, please contact Emily on emily@oxfordwine.co.uk and leave your contact phone number and name.

For more than three centuries cognac has been recognised as the finest of all spirits distilled from grapes. For this tasting, we are lucky enough to be joined by Hermitage single estate cognacs, whose products are among the very finest available in the world today. Years of research has identified distillers who are able to combine the specific viticulture, viniculture and complex ageing procedures required to produce exceptional cognacs of distinctive character. Their understanding and synergy with these highly individual producers has created pure cognacs of great maturity and finesse unlike more commercial cognacs that use additives to conceal their young ages and aggressive character.

We will be led through the Hermitage range by Brandy Classics founder an Cognac expert David Baker, whose knowledge of the French cognac and brandy producers is highly regarded not just by his French colleagues who offer thousands of cognacs and brandies for tasting but also by clients all over the world who have experienced his knowledge and understanding of the classic brandy markets.

£20/ticket, fully refundable against a purchase of one of the Cognacs tasted on the night!

Ticket price fully refundable against a purchase!

CHAMPAGNE MASTERCLASS WITH LAURENT PERRIER

The Oxford Wine Company Shop,
167 Botley Road,
Oxford,
OX2 0PB
Thursday, 29 June 7:00pm £25.00 Presented by David Green - Venue BOTLEY ROAD

Presented by David Green

7:00pm, The Oxford Wine Company Shop, 167 Botley Road, Oxford, OX2 0PB

£25.00 per person, payable in advance by phone or in the shop. Numbers are limited and early booking is recommended. Contact Emily on 01865 249500 or if you are unable to reach us via phone, please contact Emily on emily@oxfordwine.co.uk and leave your contact phone number and name.

Founded by a cooper (that’s barrel-maker to the rest of us) by the name of André Michel Pierlot over two centuries ago in the year 1812, Champagne Laurent Perrier has risen from somewhat humble beginnings to become the world’s third best-selling Grande-Marque Champagne. These days a bottle of Laurent Perrier begins its life in the vineyards of Champagne, matures in the 800m of underground cellars that lie beneath the Chateau, and is eventually bought in one of the 120 countries the house exports to.

This tasting will be a true masterclass, led by Laurent Perrier expert David Green. We will taste five Champagnes, from an exclusive look at the brand new La Cuvée, to the world-famous Laurent Perrier Rosé, the spectacularly rich Laurent Perrier Vintage 2004, and the final wine, the glorious Laurent Perrier Grand Siècle This is a tasting not to be missed!

£25/ticket, fully refundable against a purchase of two or more bottles of Champagne!

Ticket price fully refundable against a two-bottle purchase!

THE ANNUAL OXFORD WINE FAIR 2017

The Ballroom,
The Randolph Hotel,
Beaumont Street,
Oxford OX1 2LN
Friday, 17 November 4.00-9.00pm £15.00

ENTRY FOR TICKET HOLDERS ONLY - £15 per person - all tickets must be applied for in advance and paid for on the night. No tickets will be available on the door.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT - BOOKINGS START COMING IN FROM FEBRUARY ONWARDS. THEREFORE EARLY BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL AND TICKETS WILL BE ALLOCATED ON A STRICTLY FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS.

TO ORDER TICKETS: Please email Emily with your address and we will send your tickets 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 private and corporate bookings to 6 tickets per group. Contact Emily Silva for tickets emily@oxfordwine.co.uk making sure that you include your address.

As per last year we have booked the large Lancaster Room which is adjacent to the ballroom - this is used both as a sitting out area and a cloakroom. We have streamlined the ordering process itself yet further 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 in any quantities!

We strongly advise customers to come early and avoid the crowds!