Our favourite Tweet of the Month so far!!

We love it when customers share their experiences of The Wine Parlour on social media.  Here is a great photo from chef, Walter Ishizuka.  If you are enjoying a special moment with us, whether it is in a Wine Tasting, Sherry Tasting, WSET Level 2 Course, or just a glass of something special at the barrel, please share it with us!

Sherry Tasting At The Wine Parlour

Lovely Sherry Tasting evening in The Wine Parlour on Thursday evening.

Sherry really is a fascinating subject and people love rediscovering it during our Sherry Tastings.  We take you right the way through the full range of Sherry's from dry to sweet including Fino en Rama, Manzanilla, Amontillado, Oloroso, and Pedro Ximenez.  We explain the key differences between the two different types of Sherry  - Fino & Oloroso.  One of the things we love about Sherry is it's history and part of the evening is spent sharing the wonderful story of sherry with people.  Visit the wine courses page to find out more about this tasting.

Our WSET Level 2 Courses continue

Our WSET Level 2 courses here in Brixton, South London are already half way through the syllabus!

Students have been busy learning about Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as other important aspects of the WSET Level 2 course such as wine with food, and the factors affecting wine style, quality and price!

Our approach to delivering WSET Courses is different to many other schools.  We work in small groups rather than larger classes, we encourage discussion rather than just listening, and we work across different teaching methods, from the text book, to presentations, to films and videos, to work shop style discussions.  We believe this creates a more relaxed atmospher which allows people to learn more and enjoy their WSET courses at the same time! 

If you would like to talk about doing one of our WSET courses next year, please pop in and speak to us.  Our WSET Level 2 Courses in London can also be booked on line by clicking here

Sherry Wine Flight - £5.00

Through out September of flight of the month is Sherry!

Taste, drink and discover your way through three stunning Sherries from Jerez, the home of Sherry in Spain.  

Sherry1           Manzanilla, light and dry

Profile :           Dry and slightly nutty

Pair with :       Almonds, olives and seafood

Sherry 2          Amontillado, medium body and dry

Profile :           Hazelnuts and slightly salty

Pair with :       White meat, oily fish and mature cheese

Sherry 3          Pedro Ximenez, intense and sweet

Profile :           Dates, figs

Our Sherry Wine Flight makes the perfect introduction to our Sherry Tasting Course here in London.  Speak to one of our team, or click on the link for more information. 

The WSET Level 2 in South London - Class of 2015

Our latest Wine & Spirit Educational Trust (WSET) Level 2 course began on Tuesday.  The atmosphere was fantastic with people making new friends whilst learning about wine with our WSET course tutor, Melanie.

Over the next few weeks we will be sharing the experiences of our course participants and also adding some wine hints, tips, and important information to help people want to do the WSET Level 2 qualification.

Good luck to everyone in the group - we know you are going to have A LOT of fun!

Congratulations to our first WSET Level 2 Distinction Award Student!

As you may have already read, we have recently completed our first Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 course here in The Wine Parlour, in South London. 

We are delighted to say that one of students received the highest award - a Distinction.  Congratulations Mateusz!!

We have WSET Level 2 and Level 3 courses running right here Brixton, so if you would like to learn more about wine, please take a look and find out more information by clicking here

The Wine List Uncovered - Join our wine tasting course on Saturday 19th at 2pm!

On Saturday 19th September we are holding our first "The Wine List Uncovered" wine tasting here in the Tasting Room at The Wine Parlour.

We are often asked about pairing wines with food, or which wine to try next if you have something you already enjoy.  We have developed this wine course / wine tasting to give people more confidence the next time they visit a restaurant and peruse the wine list.

Chix explains "Finding a new wine or enjoying something different which has been inspired by an old favourite are great ways to explore wine.  Our customers often say that in a restaurant however, they feel slightly nervous about taking the plunge and trying something new.  We have developed this wine tasting to specifically address these concerns.  The course will show people how to have a discussion with the wine waiter or sommelier, and how to recognise something that will be exciting to you on the wine menu."  

For more information or to make a booking click here!

 


Sherry Tasting

Last month saw our first ever Sherry Tasting evening.

We love sherry, its diversity, its heritage, and the great combinations you can get with food. During the evening, people get to understand more about the history of Sherry, where and how different Sherry's are made, along with some tips to help you find your perfect Sherry. The atmosphere was terrific - everyone had fun, people learnt something new, and some new friendships were made!

We have more sherry tasting evenings planned.  Take a look at some of the up coming dates by clicking here, or ask one of our team for more information.

Summer time is here and we are open seven days a week!

We all know, sadly Summer doesn't last too long here in the UK.  So when Wimbledon is on and the sun is shining we want to enjoy it.  That's why until further notice The Wine Parlour - with our gorgeous Court Yard outdoor space is open seven days a week!

From now until the end of Autumn, we will be open on Mondays from 4pm, so kiss those working week blues goodbye and come and have a glass of wine - chilled, sparkling, red, whatever you fancy to start the week!  

Santé


Wine & Spirit Education Trust - Approved Programme Provider!!

The Wine Parlour has become a certified WSET Approved Programme Provider and we are very excited!

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) is the leading international body in the field of wines and spirits education. Their courses provide internationally recognised qualifications which are suitable for wine industry professionals as well as enthusiasts who want to develop their knowledge.  As a WSET Approved Programme Provider, The Wine Parlour can now offer all their qualifications.  We already have Level 1 and 2 courses underway in our Tasting Room on Tuesday evenings and Saturday afternoons.  Don't be shy, have a look through the window to see our students hard at work (or tasting wine!!) 

Courses are held in an enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere and led by one of our WSET qualified tutors.  If you are not sure if a WSET qualification is right for you, come and talk to Chix.  She can advise whether it's the right step or perhaps one of our informal courses will better match what you are looking for.

Click on the WSET page to find out more or to book courses on-line.



Wine Courses At The Wine Parlour

The Wine Parlour is very excited to announce its programme of wine courses for the summer.

When we talk to customers we are really excited to hear them getting passionate about wine and wanting to learn more.  In response to this we have created a selection of courses suitable for everyone, whether you are starting your love affair with wine, or it has become an old friend, we have something to interest you.

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Our programme includes:

Decoding the wine list - perfect for people who want to be able to navigate a restaurant's most comprehensive of wine lists with ease and confidence

Sparkling Sessions - an ideal way to spend an afternoon or evening if you have a passion for Champagne and sparkling wines 

Sherry tasting - explore a range of Sherries to understand more about this wonderful forgotten treasure

All of our courses are run here at The Wine Parlour in our Tasting Room.  The style is informal and relaxed and our tutors are all WSET qualified. For further information or to book onto one of our courses take a look by clicking here!

 

The Wine Festival

This year, Chix & Buck hosted their first ever Wine Festival here at The Wine Parlour in Brixton.

The weekend long celebration of wine featured guided wine tastings, a pop-up restaurant in conjunction with The Pickled Fork, a panel discussion with restaurateurs and food writers, the opportunity to meet our winemakers, and  fun wine quiz on the Sunday afternoon.

Throughout the weekend Chix and her team were offering guided wine flights and top tips to help people really enjoy their wine.  As always there were plenty of opportunities to taste, drink and discover more about wine!

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