Let’s share a glass

There’s no better way to explore the wonderful world of wine than by coming to one of our tastings.

We’ve taken our first steps towards normality with the return of instore tasting events, in distanced bubbles after closing time. For the time being, we will continue to host in store but will do so ‘after hours’ to allow a little more distance between those attending. Tastings typically start at 7.15pm and last for around an hour and a half.

Check out our events below, and stay in touch as we enjoy more wine events in store and online.

Would you like us to host a tasting privately for you and a group of friends/family? If so, drop us a line on 01865 661749 (Summertown) or 01491 824549 (Wallingford) or and email to summertown/wallingford@grapemindsdrinkalike.co.uk

20
Oct

*SOLD OUT* Wines of Italy

£15

Location: Wallingford

Join Luc as he takes you all around Italy to discover what makes this country’s wines so special.

Sorry we're sold out right now.
22
Oct

*SOLD OUT* Fine Wine Tasting

£20

Location – Summertown

These tastings are a superb opportunity to try a range of our fine wines all in one evening. Join us as we try 8 new fine wines in our range, including fizz and a dessert wine!

Sorry we're sold out right now.
22
Oct

*SOLD OUT* Sparkling Wines

£15

Location: Wallingford

Always a favourite and for good reason – what better way is there to enjoy a Friday evening than with 8 delicious glasses of fizz? Michael will be opening everything from our favourite house Prosecco and exciting English Sparklers to the finest Champagnes.

Sorry we're sold out right now.
27
Oct

*SOLD OUT* Fine Whites of the World

£20

Location: Wallingford

Join Michael for an exciting tasting where you’ll taste some incredible white wines from all parts of the world – think Whites from the Rhone and Burgundy, German Riesling and a whole lot more.

Sorry we're sold out right now.
29
Oct

A Taste of the Mediterranean

£10

Location – Summertown

If, like us, you love getting away on holiday but havent managed to this year, let us transport you to the Med, as we tour our way through some of the amazing wines that come from the Mediterranean. Close your eyes, and you’ll be on holiday!

03
Nov

Wines with Age

£30

Location: Wallingford

Only the best wines can age and when they do, they acquire layer upon layer of complexity and extra deliciousness. Join us for this special tasting where we sample those bottles in our range that have aged gracefully.

05
Nov

Sherry range tasting

£15

Location – Summertown

One of our great loves here at Grape Minds is Sherry and we think we have a lovely range of Sherries! Join us as we try through 8 of our range, exploring the different styles and the wonderful world of flor…

10
Nov

Wines of Spain

£10

Location – Wallingford

We are sometimes guilty of just assuming Rioja when we think of Spanish wines, but there is a whole world of wonderful wines from Spain, including Mencia, Albarino and Godello from the North and amazing new grapes such as Merseguera and Monastrell from the south. Join us as we try a delicious range of our Spanish wines!

11
Nov

Sparkling Wines

£15

Location – Summertown

What a way to spend a Thursday evening! Join us as we sample a range of Prosecco, Cremant, Cava and even Champagne. We’ll try whats hot, whats new and whats going to be a big hit this festive season!

12
Nov

Rioja Tasting

£10

Location – Summertown

Join us as we try both red and white wines from the famous region of Rioja. Learn the difference between a Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva and see why these wines are so popular around the world!

17
Nov

Sherry Tasting

£15

Location – Wallingford

Join Michael as he shares he love for Sherry with you all! We have a superb little range including Manzanilla, Amontillado, Olorosso and Palo Cortado. There will even be some of the delicious sweet Pedro Ximenez, the perfect slightly naughty treat, drizzled over Vanilla Ice Cream!

 

18
Nov

Burgundy Masterclass

£20

Location – Summertown

For Graeme, Burgundy is the most magical region in the world with wines to die for! Having travelled from south to north over the course of a week in 2018, it was actually whilst in the village of Chablis that Grape Minds finally found its home at 35 South Parade.

Join us as we try a Cremant, before a selection of whites and reds that showcase just what Burgundy has to offer…there will be some treats!

19
Nov

English Sparkling Wines

£20

Location – Summertown

No longer is England the surprise package when it comes to world class sparkling wine, we are getting international recognition and the wines are competiting with our French cousins in Champagne.

We stock wines from Nyetimber, Simpsons, Lyme Bay and Hundred Hills (Oxfordshire). Join us as we try a beautiful selection, showcasing Englands best!

19
Nov

Fine Red Wines

£20

Location – Wallingford

Luc is in the hotseat here as he shares some of his favourite fine red wines from Grape Minds. French heritage and time in Italy means these two countries will be well represented, but there will be one or two hidden gems too!

24
Nov

Rhone Valley

£15

Location – Wallingford

The Rhone is a passion of ours at Grape Minds and from Cotes du Rhone to Châteauneuf-du-Pape, we have you covered. Join us as we try a lovely range of white and red from the Rhone Valley