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Samples in the Cellar with Emily Silva

The Oxford Wine Company Shop, 6 Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DQ Thursday, 18 April 6.45 for 7.00pm £10.00 Presented by Emily Silva - venue TURL STREET

Book online here: https://www.oxfordwine.co.uk/categories/tasting-tickets

Alternatively call Mark Warde-Aldam at the Turl Street Shop on 01865 604170 with your payment details, or email tastings@oxfordwine.co.uk.

Please note, there is no need to collect tickets in advance of the event. Simply book your places and turn up on the night!

Join us in the Turl Street Cellar every other Thursday for an informal tasting of six wines. OWC’s Emily Silva will be opening six of her current favourite wines, covering a variety of grape varieties and styles.

Emily is a self-confessed wine geek who loves discovering delicious new things, and who firmly believes that wine is for everyone.

These tastings are intended to be an informal yet informative look at wonderful world of wine – we hope to see you there!

15% discount on the night

New Wave South African Wines

The Oxford Wine Company Shop, 165 Botley, Oxford OX2 0PB Thursday, 25 April 6.45 for 7.00pm £10.00 Presented by Emily Silva and Paris Barghchi - venue BOTLEY ROAD

Presented by Emily Silva and Paris Barghchi

Book online here: https://www.oxfordwine.co.uk/categories/tasting-tickets

Alternatively call Thomas at the Botley Road Shop on 01865 249500 with your payment details, or email tastings@oxfordwine.co.uk.

Please note, there is no need to collect tickets in advance of the event. Simply book your places and turn up on the night!

The legendary wine of Constantia has a history dating back to 1659, when South Africa served as a convenient stopping off point for ships on the spice route. European sailors planted vineyards, to refill their barrels with wine in preparation for many months more at sea. But being dominated by co-operatives with strict rules, the industry languished for some time; and it’s not long ago that more grapes produced in South Africa found their way into brandy than into wine.

But things have changed, and a new generation of winemakers, with new ideals, new energy - and a good deal of investment - have worked tirelessly to make South Africa one of the world’s most exciting wine producers today. Join us to taste through a selection of our favourite wines from this fantastic country.

15% discount on the night

SOLD OUT - Masterclass: Bouchard Finlayson – Top Pioneering South African Producer

The Oxford Wine Company Shop, 6 Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DQ Wednesday, 1 May 6.45 for 7.00pm £20.00 Presented by Lia Poveda - venue TURL STREET

This tasting has now sold out. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email tastings@oxfordwine.co.uk

Bouchard Finlayson, one of South Africa’s most awarded boutique wine estates lies in a scenic valley, just an hour and a half from Cape Town, called Hemel-en-Aarde or Heaven-and-Earth. Framed by great fold mountains and breath-taking ocean views, it is one of the coolest wine-making regions in the Cape, with duplex soil structures and sun-facing slopes. The promise of the unique terroir is harnessed by winemaker Peter Finlayson in slow-ripened, flavour-rich wines of exceptional quality.

In this exceptional tasting, presented by Lia Poveda from Bouchard Finlayson, we will taste six of this classic producer’s top wines and I can tell you from personal experience that they are absolutely delicious. Yes, I’m looking forward to this one! See you there, Theo

15% discount on the night

Theo's Thirsty Thursdays: When in Rhone

The Oxford Wine Company Shop, 6 Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DQ Thursday, 2 May 6.45 for 7.00pm £10.00 Presented by Theo Sloot - venue TURL STREET

Book online here: https://www.oxfordwine.co.uk/categories/tasting-tickets

Alternatively call Mark Warde-Aldam at the Turl Street Shop on 01865 604170 with your payment details, or email tastings@oxfordwine.co.uk.

Please note, there is no need to collect tickets in advance of the event. Simply book your places and turn up on the night!

The full title of this tasting actually is “When in Rhone, do as the Romans Did”, because although some people do say “What did the Romans do for us?”, the answer is a lot, and that includes the making of wine in France as well as their innovative plumbing – if you know what I mean!

I’ve always loved Rhone wines, and the fascinating story of how they came to be includes Popes, slaves, a lot of Romans and wine. And what wines they came to be too – these days the wines are rich, spicy and full of wonderful sun-baked fruit. We’ll be looking at some great examples from this classic French region. See you there! Theo

15% discount on the night

Samples in the Cellar with Emily Silva

The Oxford Wine Company Shop, 6 Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DQ Thursday, 9 May 6.45 for 7.00pm £10.00 Presented by Emily Silva - venue TURL STREET

Book online here: https://www.oxfordwine.co.uk/categories/tasting-tickets

Alternatively call Mark Warde-Aldam at the Turl Street Shop on 01865 604170 with your payment details, or email tastings@oxfordwine.co.uk.

Please note, there is no need to collect tickets in advance of the event. Simply book your places and turn up on the night!

Join us in the Turl Street Cellar every other Thursday for an informal tasting of six wines. OWC’s Emily Silva will be opening six of her current favourite wines, covering a variety of grape varieties and styles.

Emily is a self-confessed wine geek who loves discovering delicious new things, and who firmly believes that wine is for everyone.

These tastings are intended to be an informal yet informative look at wonderful world of wine – we hope to see you there!

15% discount on the night

Masterclass: Biodynamic Pfalz with Weingut Pflüger

The Oxford Wine Company Shop, 6 Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DQ Wednesday, 15 May 6.45 for 7.00pm £20.00 Presented by Alexander Pflüger - venue TURL STREET

Book online here: https://www.oxfordwine.co.uk/categories/tasting-tickets

Alternatively call Mark Warde-Aldam at the Turl Street Shop on 01865 604170 with your payment details, or email tastings@oxfordwine.co.uk.

Please note, there is no need to collect tickets in advance of the event. Simply book your places and turn up on the night!

The Pflüger family have been pioneers of organic and biodynamic viticulture in Pfalz. Certified organic since 1989, and biodynamic since 2008, they work in harmony with nature to make wines which speak of the soil on which they are grown.

As such, they focus on just two grape varieties, both of which are renowned for being expressive of terroir: Riesling and Pinot Noir. At this tasting, we will sample six wines from the Pflüger range, guided by none other than Alexander Pflüger himself. These are seriously fine wines that showcase the sheer quality that German wine can achieve when made with care.

We’re excited about this one! Book your place quickly as it’s sure to be another sell-out event.

15% discount on the night

Theo's Thirsty Thursdays: Let's Get Fizzical

The Oxford Wine Company Shop, 6 Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DQ Thursday, 16 May 6.45 for 7.00pm £10.00 Presented by Theo Sloot - venue TURL STREET

Book online here: https://www.oxfordwine.co.uk/categories/tasting-tickets

Alternatively call Mark Warde-Aldam at the Turl Street Shop on 01865 604170 with your payment details, or email tastings@oxfordwine.co.uk.

Please note, there is no need to collect tickets in advance of the event. Simply book your places and turn up on the night!

I know that all that glitters is not necessarily gold, but then if you look hard enough, you’ll strike it rich, and with some of the best sparkling wines tasting very like Champagne, you might as well be drinking the expensive stuff – but actually you’re not. And you don’t have to. There’s some very lovely fizz out there that tastes wonderful in its own right, and even some of it that tastes very like Champagne (if that’s a desirable thing I have my doubts, as someone who’s been hit by the high acid and relatively unripe style that bears that famous name).

Life beyond Champagne – that’s really what it’s all about. And we’re going to dive in and check out this new world of top sparklers in this very fizzical tasting. Want a good work out for your palate, mixed in with plenty of pleasure? Well, what are you waiting for? Come along and join us for this fascinating and eye opening tasting of top sparkling wines!

15% discount on the night

Masterclass: Organic wines of Provence with Chateau Léoube

The Oxford Wine Company Shop, 6 Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DQ Wednesday, 22 May 6.45 for 7.00pm £20.00 Presented by Jerome Pernot - venue TURL STREET

Book online here: https://www.oxfordwine.co.uk/categories/tasting-tickets

Alternatively call Mark Warde-Aldam at the Turl Street Shop on 01865 604170 with your payment details, or email tastings@oxfordwine.co.uk.

Please note, there is no need to collect tickets in advance of the event. Simply book your places and turn up on the night!

Vineyards don’t get more idyllic sounding than those of Château Léoube. Situated among the olive groves of Provence where the warmth of the sun is moderated by breezes coming in from the Mediterranean Sea; surrounded by lush vegetation of rosemary, heather, sage and lavender: this is a viticulturalist’s dream.

The estate is owned by the Bamford family, who are also the founders of Gloucestershire’s Daylesford Estate, one of the most sustainable farms in the UK. The Bamfords are passionate about environmentally friendly farming and wished to bring this natural approach to Léoube. The winemaker at Léoube is Romain Ott, who is the fourth in a line of winemakers who are part of the fabric of Provence with their own estate at Domaine Ott.

Wine at Léoube is made following a back-to-basics philosophy, strengthening the land’s biodiversity and natural defences by employing traditional growing methods and using only natural, non-toxic treatments. As such, all grapes are harvested by hand, in tune with the seasonal and lunar cycles.

Join us in our Turl Street Cellar as Léoube’s Jerome Pernot takes us through a selection of six wines, including sparkling, red, white and of course rosé. This promises to be a fantastic evening – we’ll see you there!

15% discount on the night

Samples in the Cellar with Emily Silva

The Oxford Wine Company Shop, 6 Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DQ Thursday, 23 May 6.45 for 7.00pm £10.00 Presented by Emily Silva - venue TURL STREET

Book online here: https://www.oxfordwine.co.uk/categories/tasting-tickets

Alternatively call Mark Warde-Aldam at the Turl Street Shop on 01865 604170 with your payment details, or email tastings@oxfordwine.co.uk.

Please note, there is no need to collect tickets in advance of the event. Simply book your places and turn up on the night!

Join us in the Turl Street Cellar every other Thursday for an informal tasting of six wines. OWC’s Emily Silva will be opening six of her current favourite wines, covering a variety of grape varieties and styles.

Emily is a self-confessed wine geek who loves discovering delicious new things, and who firmly believes that wine is for everyone.

These tastings are intended to be an informal yet informative look at wonderful world of wine – we hope to see you there!

15% discount on the night

Theo's Thirsty Thursdays: Wines from the Wild Front Ear

The Oxford Wine Company Shop, 6 Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DQ Thursday, 30 May 6.45 for 7.00pm £10.00 Presented by Theo Sloot - venue TURL STREET

Book online here: https://www.oxfordwine.co.uk/categories/tasting-tickets

Alternatively call Mark Warde-Aldam at the Turl Street Shop on 01865 604170 with your payment details, or email tastings@oxfordwine.co.uk.

Please note, there is no need to collect tickets in advance of the event. Simply book your places and turn up on the night!

“Start spreadin' the news, I'm leavin' today

I want to be a part of it

New York, New York

These vagabond shoes, are longing to stray

Right through the very heart of it

New York, New York”

Indeed – good old Frank. And he’s right, the news is spreading as wines from the States are coming of age. When I joined Oddbins in 1985, the only New World wines we stocked were from Robert Mondavi, probably the founding father of modern American wines. And Boy, have they come a long way since those days. Those vagabond shoes have been straying all right as winemakers are starting to make a brand new start of it and producing superb wines in many different areas. California is just one wine producing region of this vast country – nowadays there’s many other up and coming areas that are producing cool climate beauties that are a million miles away from Mondavi’s early efforts.

Yes, we’ll be looking at some of the new and interesting winemaker’s fine wines and looking far beyond California, as well as checking out that homeland on our journey. Come and taste a selection of new wave wines from the US of A – you won’t regret it!

“I'll make a brand new start of it

In old New York

If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere

It's up to you, New York, New York”

15% discount on the night

Wine and Spirit Education Trust Level One

The Oxford Wine Company Shop, 6 Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DQ Tuesday, 30 July 09:15 - 17:00 £175.00 Presented by John Shuckburgh - venue TURL STREET

Book online here: https://www.oxfordwine.co.uk/products/30th-july--wset-level-one

Alternatively call John Shuckburgh at our Standlake Head Office on 01865 301144 with your payment details, or email school@oxfordwine.co.uk.

This hands-on course will teach you to understand more about wine through sight, smell and taste. By the end of the course you'll be able to taste wine using a systematic approach, identify key styles of wine and know the characteristics of important grape varieties. You'll also learn the key principles of food and wine pairing and how to apply these to your own food and wine choices.

Successful students will receive a WSET certificate.

For more information, see the main Oxford Wine School page here: https://www.oxfordwine.co.uk/oxford-wine-school