European Wine Tour (The Thursday Club!)
Tour Europe with us, meet new people, and find hidden jems from across the old world!
Join us for a new selection of courses that will take you on a tour of the wine world. Taking the classic wine regions from across Europe as our starting point, every month we concentrate on one country and the traditional wines it is recognised for, alongside some lesser known grape varieties.
Tastings typically happen on the first Thursday of each month and we encourage participants to come regularly and get to know other people on tour.
The tastings run on Thursdays from 7.30pm - 9.30pm.
Portugal - Thursday 7 November
From the Douro to Alentejo, Portugal is renowned for it's fortified wines Port and Madeira, bold reds and refreshing whites. With over 200 indigenous grape varieties and a long history of fantastic wine-making we are sure you will find a favourite.
Bordeaux/South West and its companions - Thursday 5 December
Bordeaux is the largest wine producing region in France and some of it’s legendary wines are among the most sought after in the World. South West France shares a lot of similarities with Bordeaux, however it is from this region where regional specialities such as Tannat and Petit Manseng come from. Come and compare classics with us.
Italian Wine – Thursday 6 February
Italy produces wine in every region from the north to the south of the country. With a huge range of grape varieties and styles of wine, discover the diversity and finesse of Italy's wine offering.
Hungary - Thursday 5 March
Hungarian wine is associated by many with the popular and delicious sweet wine Tokaji. However Hungary has many more great wines to enjoy. Join us and discover the various indigenous grape varieties and the different styles of wine that this country has to offer.
Plus look out for future courses on Spanish, German & Austrian, and Greek wines.
In each session, you will briefly familiarise yourself with the culture and history of the country before delving into iconic grapes and styles of wine from the region. On occasion you will also be invited to compare the classic grapes of a region with those of the ‘new world’.
You can start the tour at any point during the year as this programme runs continuously on a Thursday every month. Make new friends, meet like minded people with an interest in wine and expand your wine knowledge. These evenings have an informal feel but are packed with information. Come along to just one class if there is a region or country that interests you, or visit 7 countries and your last stop is on us!
Each course typically includes five wines to try and artisan cheese and charcuterie to accompany the tasting. The evening will be hosted by a WSET certified wine tutor.
To purchase your tickets, simply select the course you wish to come for and the quantity of tickets you would like buy.
Gift Vouchers are also available. You can also book any of our courses by popping into The Wine Parlour or by telephone on 0203 302 1617. Email us if you have any questions or special requests.