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Dolphin (Mercure) Hotel - Southampton

About the venue

The Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin Hotel is the oldest hotel in Southampton dating back over 500 years, serving throughout this period as a welcome place to rest for weary travellers. Today, the hotel is a 4-star Grade II listed building and sits in the heart of the city.

The hotel offers a modern and contemporary feel, while retaining its traditional appeal. Many of the hotel's original features have been preserved including two of Britain's largest bay windows.

There's a restaurant and a stylish bar, and afternoon tea is served. On-site parking available (at a surcharge).

How to get there

Dolphin (Mercure) Hotel - Southampton
34-35 High Street
SO14 2HN

Upcoming events

 8-Week World of Wine Course by Grape Variety
Starts
Fri 01
Oct
- 2021 -
8-Week World of Wine Course by Grape Variety
This fascinating course will focus on the classic wine regions of France and directly compare them against the best the New World can offer using the same grapes!  
£220.00
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Malbec from around the globe
Fri 01
Oct
- 2021 -
Malbec from around the globe
Can the New World - Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Chile, South Africa - beat South-Western France in this BLIND tasting challenge? Well, come and find out!
£29.00
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Chardonnay from around the globe
Fri 08
Oct
- 2021 -
Chardonnay from around the globe
THERE ARE 15 DIFFERENT STYLES OF CHARDONNAY, so I can (and I will!) present one that you'll like! No more ABCs ("Anything But Chardonnay" drinkers) amongst us then ;-) 
£29.00
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Spanish Wine & Tapas Pairing Workshop
Sat 09
Oct
- 2021 -
Spanish Wine & Tapas Pairing Workshop
The wines are very carefully selected by Hampshire Wine School and paired with different dishes with a Spanish twist. 
£35.00
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Pinot Noir from around the globe
Fri 15
Oct
- 2021 -
Pinot Noir from around the globe
Infuriating to grow, fascinating to taste, Pinot Noir is the "King of Red Grapes" and THE grape of great Burgundian red wines. 
£29.00
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Bordeaux blends from around the globe
Fri 22
Oct
- 2021 -
Bordeaux blends from around the globe
Let the battle between Old and New World begin! ... Who will win the war when it comes to a Bordeaux blend? Watch this space ;-)
£29.00
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Sauvignon Blanc from around the globe
Fri 29
Oct
- 2021 -
Sauvignon Blanc from around the globe
Let's sample the delights of the Loire Valley against those of the New World in terms of Sauvignon Blanc wines. 
£29.00
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Chateauneuf-du-Pape blends from around the globe
Fri 12
Nov
- 2021 -
Chateauneuf-du-Pape blends from around the globe
Chateauneuf-du-Pape vs New World: Syrah/Shiraz & Grenache blends from Around the World
£29.00
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Cocktail-Making Workshop
Sat 13
Nov
- 2021 -
Cocktail-Making Workshop
Join us for a fun and informative 2-hour hands-on introduction to the world of cocktails.
£35.00
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Rosés & Fruity Reds: South of France vs New World
Fri 19
Nov
- 2021 -
Rosés & Fruity Reds: South of France vs New World
Even Hollywood comes to the South of France to make wines ... so let's put them to the taste and see whether Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's Miraval Rosé wine can be any good ;-)
£29.00
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Old World vs New World Wines
Fri 26
Nov
- 2021 -
Old World vs New World Wines
This fascinating tasting will focus on the classic wine regions of ITALY, SPAIN, GERMANY, HUNGARY, etc., and compare them against the best of the New World.
£29.00
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Whisky Tasting
Sat 15
Jan
- 2022 -
Whisky Tasting
These whisky tasting events are a treat for any whisky lover and make an interesting and unusual gift. 
£35.00
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Gin & Tonic & Garnish Pairing Workshop
Fri 21
Jan
- 2022 -
Gin & Tonic & Garnish Pairing Workshop
Be guided through mixology and learn how to serve THE perfect Gin & Tonic & Garnish mix for YOUR palate! 
£35.00
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Italian Food & Italian Wine Pairing Workshop
Sat 29
Jan
- 2022 -
Italian Food & Italian Wine Pairing Workshop
The secret to drinking Italian is … it's all about the food! So let's learn to match the two to perfection.
£35.00
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Spanish Wine & Tapas Pairing Workshop
Sat 05
Feb
- 2022 -
Spanish Wine & Tapas Pairing Workshop
The wines are very carefully selected by Hampshire Wine School and paired with different dishes with a Spanish twist. 
£35.00
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Cheese & Wine Pairing Workshop
Sat 12
Feb
- 2022 -
Cheese & Wine Pairing Workshop
Learn the rules behind pairing wine & cheese succesfully and let's put the theory into practice for ourselves ... how fun!
£35.00
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Rum Tasting
Sat 12
Mar
- 2022 -
Rum Tasting
Great on its own over ice, perfect blended with your favourite mixer, or shaken up in a cocktails, rum is the perfect drink for any occasion.
£35.00
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Beer Tasting - 7 styles from around the globe
Fri 01
Apr
- 2022 -
Beer Tasting - 7 styles from around the globe
Here at Hampshire Wine School we are passionate about good craft beer from around the world.
£29.00
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Chocolate & Wine Pairing Workshop
Fri 08
Apr
- 2022 -
Chocolate & Wine Pairing Workshop
The running to Easter would not be complete without a healthy handful of yummy chocolates!
£35.00
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Weird & Wonderful Wine-Producing Countries, from China to India, Brazil & Thailand
Fri 20
May
- 2022 -
Weird & Wonderful Wine-Producing Countries, from China to India, Brazil & Thailand
Let's discover stunning wines from Brazil, Mexico, Japan, Georgia, Slovenia, Macedonia, India, China and Thailand. 
£30.00
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Cheese & Charcuterie and Wine Pairing Workshop
Sat 28
May
- 2022 -
Cheese & Charcuterie and Wine Pairing Workshop
We will be going through the rules behind pairing wine & food successfully, and then putting the theory into practice! How fun and yummy! ;-)
£35.00
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Saturday 'Introduction to Wine' Course
Sat 09
Jul
- 2022 -
Saturday 'Introduction to Wine' Course
Join us on an 'Introduction to Wine' day from 11.00am to 4.00pm including a glass of Champagne and a delicious 2-course lunch at the Dolphin Hotel. 
£99.00
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