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Twice the Price, Twice as Nice? Week 1

Twice the Price, Twice as Nice? Week 1

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‘Both of these wines are [Grape X] from [Country Y] – so why is this one twice the price?’

It’s a question that we’re often asked, so for summer 2024, we’re putting on a trio of tastings to show what happens when you fork out some extra money. Each week, we’ll try four pairs of popular styles of wine, one bottle of we’ve bought for under £10, while the other has cost at least twice as much. And we’ll be trying each pair ‘blind’ – you’ll know what the wines are, but not which is in Glass 1 and which in Glass 2…

We’ll have a chat about what it is in each case that makes one of the wines more expensive, then we’ll see which you prefer before revealing which is which. Do you have expensive tastes, or are you more at home with the cheap and cheerful? It’s a great opportunity to find out – and to taste some lovely wines!

The line-up for each week will be:

Week 1
WHITES: New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, Italian Pinot Grigio
REDS: Australian Shiraz, Red Bordeaux

Week 2
WHITES: Loire Sauvignon Blanc, South African Chenin Blanc
REDS: Rioja, New Zealand Pinot Noir

Week 3
WHITES: White Burgundy, German Dry Riesling
REDS: Red Rhône, Argentine Malbec

Each week’s tasting will include 8 wines, and there’ll be some tasty cheese as accompaniment. The cost for each tasting is £37.50, but if you book for all three sessions, the price will be just £100, saving £12.50.

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