Explore Countries

Our ‘Explore Countries’ range of tastings are perfect for those that may have enjoyed and experienced wine tasting before; perhaps one of our own (and thank you for coming back to us if this is the case). These tastings are a little more specific and aim to provide you with a more focused view on a particular wine producing country. We seek out the best examples of wines that different countries have to offer (it’s a hard job but someone has to do it). Tastings for each of the countries detailed below are currently available. Be sure to check back or follow our socials for updates of new tastings that are released.

All tastings below are for groups of 6+

If you are looking for a tasting experience that caters for smaller groups please click on the ‘Mini Tastings’ tab in our main menu.

Explore England £30 pp

The Little Waddon Vineyard is set in the heart of Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. They are just one of the English vineyards we collaborate with to ensure our Explore England wine tasting is top notch!

Surely England needs to be top of the list, right? What an alternative and interesting wine tasting to enjoy! There are no gimmicks here though, English wine is serious business and although wine making in England is no new venture, it is certainly entering a new age of recognition and admiration. We source the vast majority of our English wines directly from producers in the south of England including Dorset, Suffolk and Kent. You’re not getting the best from a wholesalers list, you’re getting the BEST period! If there ever was a positive associated to climate change, the new age of English wine making would be it!

Explore England includes:

  • A 2 hour professional tasting
  • A glass of English white sparkling wine to enjoy as a welcome drink
  • 6 glasses of still English wine, typically 3 white and 3 red
  • Alternatively, upgrade this tasting to an ‘all English sparkling wine affair’ for just an extra £10 pp. You’ll enjoy a Sparkling rose to start, followed by 6 premium sparkling white wines from the best English vineyards in the country!

*Add an assortment of light bites and nibbles to your tasting experience for £5pp

Explore England

£30.00

Explore France £30 pp

Loire Valley, France

Viva la France! The holy grail of wine. It is true that many new world wine producing countries look towards the traditions and models that the French have laid down and mastered over the centuries. So what is it that the French do (or have, as the case may be) that makes their wine so highly regarded around the world… Allow us to guide you around France in a tasting of 6 exceptional wines from the country that just know how to do wine!

Explore France includes:

  • A 2 hour professional tasting
  • A welcome drink (it simply has to be Champagne)
  • 6 glasses of France’s finest, typically 3 white and 3 red

*Add an assortment of French light bites and nibbles to your tasting experience for £5 pp

Explore France Tasting

A minimum deposit to the value of one person's place is requested to secure the booking. Any remaining balance can be paid via bank transfer or by cash/card on the evening by mutual agreement.

£30.00

Explore Italy £30 pp

Nebbiolo, arguably Italy’s most prestigious grape varietal

Salute! What makes Italy so distinctively different from all other wine producing countries is the sheer amount of local grape varietals grown throughout the country; no other country could claim such a scale. It may be this that leads to Italian wines being so well regarded around the world. Choose this tasting and we will happily bring several pieces of Italy direct to you. You might just feel like you’ve been on holiday after this tasting…

Explore Italy includes:

  • A 2 hour professional tasting
  • A welcome drink (Prosecco Bellini anybody?)
  • 6 glasses of Italy’s finest, typically 3 white and 3 red

*Add an assortment of Italian light bites and nibbles to your tasting experience for £5 pp

Explore Italy

A minimum deposit to the value of one person's place is requested to secure the booking. Any remaining balance can be paid via bank transfer or by cash/card on the evening by mutual agreement.

£30.00

Explore Spain £30 pp

We serve a Sparkling white Rioja within this tasting! What, a Spanish sparkling wine that isn’t a traditional Cava from Catalunya? I know, we’re just as excited about it as you!

With over 400 different grape varieties native to Spain, there is clearly more to Spanish wine than tempranillo and Rioja. Come and discover the lesser known Spanish regions and grape varieties with us and see why Spanish wines were a favourite of the ancient Romans!

Explore Spain includes:

  • A 2 hour professional tasting
  • A welcome drink (red, white or sparkling Sangria, your call)
  • 6 glasses of Spain’s finest, typically 3 white and 3 red

*Add an assortment of Spanish light bites and nibbles to your tasting experience for £5 pp

Explore Spain Tasting

A minimum deposit to the value of one person's place is requested to secure the booking. Any remaining balance can be paid via bank transfer or by cash/card on the evening by mutual agreement.

£30.00

Explore Portugal £30 pp

Vinho Verde, Portugal

Portugal may be small in comparison to many other wine producing countries but it has a big reputation for wine, and not without good reason either! What’s more, it is not all about red wine would you believe. Allow Bacchus to take you on a tour of Portugal, literally starting at the top and working our way down to the bottom (and we’re not just talking about your wine glass either).

Explore Portugal includes:

  • A 2 hour professional tasting
  • A welcome drink (it’s local and it’s beautiful)
  • 6 glasses of Portugal’s finest, typically 3 white and 3 red

*Add an assortment of light bites and nibbles to your tasting experience for £5 pp

Explore the USA £30 pp

A gnarly Zinfandel vine, USA

Even if you haven’t seen the film ‘Bottle Shock’ you are likely to know that America is a big, big player in the wine world. The film is based on a 1979 wine competition, when Californian wine was judged to be superior to the French entries in a blind taste test! Nowadays, Californian wine is everywhere and although we are not complaining, American wine is not all about Napa and Sonoma. Let’s get exploring… We may not be able to bring the sunshine but we will bring the wine and the know-how to make your American evening as fun filled as possible. USA, USA!

Explore the USA includes:

  • A 2 hour professional tasting
  • A welcome drink (it’s local and it’s beautiful)
  • 6 glasses of the USA’s finest, typically 3 white and 3 red

* Add an assortment of light bites and nibbles to your tasting experience for £5 pp

Explore the USA Tasting

A minimum deposit to the value of one person's place is requested to secure the booking. Any remaining balance can be paid via bank transfer or by cash/card on the evening by mutual agreement.

£30.00

Explore South Africa £30 pp

South Africa’s dramatic mountainous landscape offers many advantages to wine makers in the region such as; a cooler altitude if planting on the slopes themselves or vital shade for parts of the day if planted at the foot.

A firm new world favourite for many wine drinkers and for good reason too! South African producers are masters of nurturing classic old world single varieties such as chenin blanc, viognier and syrah as well as renowned blends such as cabernet sauvignon and merlot (Bordeaux blend). South Africa is not just ‘old hat’ plus sunshine however. No, their own craft is showcased nowhere better than with their own signature grape variety; Pinotage. No where is there more synergy between the old world and the new world than in South Africa!

Explore South Africa includes:

  • A 2 hour professional tasting
  • A glass of Cap Classique (South Africa’s very world renowned sparkling wine made using the Champagne method)
  • 6 glasses of the South Africa’s finest, typically 3 white and 3 red

*Add an assortment of light bites and nibbles to your tasting experience for £5 pp

Explore South Africa

A minimum deposit to the value of one person's place is requested to secure the booking. Any remaining balance can be paid via bank transfer or by cash/card on the evening by mutual agreement.

£30.00

Explore Australia £30 pp

One way of countering the intense heat in Australia, is to plant vineyards at high altitude.
Black Mountain Vineyard, New South Wales, Australia

Arguably the heavy weight champion of the new world, well when I’m not talking to an American that is… Yes, Australia has certainly proven to the whole world that they know what they are doing when it comes to wine-making. Australian wine producing regions are generally found around the southern coast. It is a large coastline so there is a lot of work (drinking) to be done. Come with us on a tour of this amazing wine producing country and learn all there is to know about the different wines and styles produced here. It’s a hard life…

Explore Australia includes:

  • A 2 hour professional tasting
  • A welcome drink (you are in for an utter treat here)
  • 6 glasses of Australia’s finest, typically 3 white and 3 red

*Add an assortment of light bites and nibbles to your tasting experience for £5 pp

Explore Australia Tasting

A minimum deposit to the value of one person's place is requested to secure the booking. Any remaining balance can be paid via bank transfer or by cash/card on the evening by mutual agreement.

£30.00

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