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ONLINE FINE WINE TASTING: Washington State's Gramercy Cellars

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PLEASE NOTE: TASTING KITS WILL BE POSTED OUT NEXT WORKING DAY FROM NOVEMBER 24TH. If you book after this date, we will do our best to get your kit to you as soon as possible. As a reminder, anyone registered for this tasting will also have access to the tasting recording so if you are worried about not receiving your kit in time, rest assured you will be able to watch the recording and taste along at any time that is convenient for you.

If you are a fanatic about gorgeous Northern Rhone Syrah then this is a tasting to tickle your taste buds.

For a very special evening we welcome Greg Harrington who is the founder of the superb Gramercy Cellars from Washington State. Jimmy Smith and Greg will guide us through a wonderful evening showcasing the beauty of this wonderful producer and how they align very much to the Northern Rhone style. All the wines range from £25 to £75 per bottle, so this is a focus on the premium fine wine of North America.

Gramercy Cellars, Washington State

Founded in 2005 by Greg Harrington and his wife Pam, Gramercy Cellars (based in Washington, USA) has very strong influences from Bordeaux and the Rhône in both their approach to wine making and the varietals used. The idea behind Gramercy was to create a winery that was ‘focused on quality, integrity, and sustainability.’

Greg Harrington was named ‘Best New Winemaker in Washington’ by Seattle Magazine in 2008 with Gramercy taking the title of ‘Best New Winery.’Gramercy has also won a number of other awards including ‘Best New Winery in America’ by Food & Wine Magazine in 2010 and has been listed by Wine & Spirits Magazine as one of the “Top 100 Wineries in the World” in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Gramercy Cellars now makes around 8000 cases/year and works almost exclusively with Rhone and Bordeaux varieties which Greg finds to be most suitable for the terroirs of Walla Walla as well as the greater Columbia Valley Appellation.

The wine-making philosophy is simple: work with top vineyard sites, harvest the fruit when it’s in balance and not overripe, intervene minimally, and use as little new oak as possible.The resulting wines are restrained, balanced, and complex. They age well but also possess enough fruit to be rewarding when young. Gramercy Cellars was founded in the hope of capturing what first caught Greg’s attention: the distinctive voice of Washington wines, and with each vintage he further proves that it has been a success.

Tasting Date: Tuesday 30th November 2021 at 7:00pm (the tasting will last approximately 2 hours).

TASTING FEE STRUCTURE:

For this special two-hour tasting, an exclusive tasting kit is included in the listed price which includes a 75ml tasting sample of each wine, as well as tasting mat, tasting note paper and pen. Note: Tasting kits will be despatched to attendees within the week leading up to the tasting. Upon placing your order, you will receive a link to confirm all delivery details in your booking confirmation email.

Currently, we are only able to deliver tasting kits within the UK.

DON'T WANT TO RECEIVE A TASTING KIT? We understand that not everyone will want to receive the wine samples, and would rather just register to participate in the online evening without the wines. That is absolutely fine! The fee to just register for this evening without receiving a tasting kit is £10. Just enter the promotional code: 75REGONLY when checking out to ensure you just pay the registration cost. 

Tasting Kit: What's Included:

  • 75ml tasting sample of each wine (6 in total) contained in a sterilised glass bottle and preserved with an inert gas (designed specifically for wine preservation)
  • Tasting mat
  • Tasting note sheet
  • West London Wine School pen

Wines Included in Tasting Kit (6 in total): 

  • Viognier, Gramercy Cellars 2019 £25
  • Lower East Syrah, Gramercy Cellars 2017 £32
  • Lower East Cabernet Sauvignon, Gramercy Cellars 2016 £35
  • Lagniappe ‘Red Willow’ Syrah, Gramercy Cellars 2016 £55
  • Le Pré du Col Vineyard Pinot Noir, Gramercy Cellars 2016 £55
  • John Lewis Syrah, Gramercy Cellars 2015 £75

TASTING FORMAT:

Jimmy Smith will be joined by Greg Harrington to host this exclusive tasting live at 7:00pm on Tuesday 30th November 2021. This single-evening tasting will be approximately 2 hours in length. 

Unable to commit on the evening? No problem! Anyone registered for this tasting will gain access to the video recording of the live event, so you can always watch it at anytime in the future - whether its because you missed participating in the live evening or if you want to revisit the presentation at a later date.

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