Events

We love events because we love people. That’s why we have a calendar of tastings and events running throughout the year that cover everything from beer, the entire world of wine, liqueurs and spirits and food and wine matching experiences.

Our events feature experts from around the world who’ll infect you with their enthusiasm and knowledge. You’ll leave with a whole heap of new favourites and no doubt some new friends too.

We also hold online events with producers from across the world. Your tickets include a special goody box of samples and tasting notes so that you can enjoy the experience from the comfort of your home.

You might also grab the chance to hold your own private tasting for a group of friends in our lovely shop. These evenings are tailor-made for you and it won’t involve us standing and talking at you. They’re about having fun and being interactive, just like a group of friends having a drink and a chat. Give us a shout for more details or if you have any questions.

Find out more about our upcoming events below or visit the shop to buy tickets.

Dark Revolution Beer tasting

Dark Revolution Beer Tasting

Greg from the brilliant and super-local (you could walk to his brewery from the shop) Dark Revolution Beer will be taking us through a range of his goodies at Qudos on Castle Street.

This tasting will cover the basics of what makes up flavour in beer – alcohol, bitterness, body and aroma – and explore the factors that influence this (ingredients and the brewing process).

Then we’ll learn how to taste beer with a guided tasting of a few different styles of beer. Dark Revolution has something of a cult following around here so this is a tasting not to be missed. Tickets are £10 per head.

Gin tasting event

Stauning Danish Whisky & Hepple Gin

Hot on the heels of our fairly epic Plantation Rum tasting, Troels Knudsen from Denmark’s first whisky distillery, Stauning, will be visiting us at The George & Dragon on Castle Street to take us through the range of their multi-award winning whiskies.

Set up by nine friends who knew nothing about making whisky when they started in 2005, they use local rye, barley and water and have just won Gold for their Stauning Rye at the International Wine & Spirit Challenge. This is one of our best selling whisky ranges and it’s pretty obvious why.

Also at this tasting we’ll go through the Gin and Douglas Fir Vodka from the Hepple Spirits Co. Hepple use locally grown juniper from the wild hills of Northumbria and it shows, the gin is proper gin! Tickets are £25 per head.

Straight from cask whisky tasting

Yep, another one. But they keep selling out so, since we’ve just had our latest straight-from-cask single malt whisky delivered, Ardmore 13 YO Hogshead, we’re organising a special tasting of them. 

Our lovely friend (and genuine Scot) Brian will be in Salisbury on 2nd December to take us through our straight-from cask single malts. We’re the only shop in England to have access to these – they’re unique so bag your spot quickly. 

Join us at the Ox Row Inn, in The Market Square, at 7pm for a journey through our unique malts plus a couple of surprises (we don’t even know what they are)

White wine tasting Salisbury

Artisan Festive Tasting

This will be the tasting highlight of the year and your opportunity to try hundreds of wines, spirits and beers for only £10. 

We’ll be holding our pre-Christmas tasting of highlights from our entire range. Our lovely suppliers will be on hand to take you through them. 

You name it, we’ll have it, from French classics to quirky Cretan wines, Champagne to incredible English Sparkling, gin from here in Salisbury or as far away as Peru, craft beer from up the road to some of the world’s trophy-winning wines. 

Spread across several rooms at Bishop Wordsworth’s School in the city centre from 6.30 to 9pm, it’s a short hop to a restaurant or pub afterwards if you want to make a real Friday night of it. 

Come and plan your festive drinking and have a great night out at the same time. You’re welcome!

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