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.

With the introduction of Summertown Wine Bar, our Summertown tastings tend to take place in their private tasting room starting at 6pm and our Wallingford tastings typically start at 7pm. Generally tastings last for 90 minutes, include some light nibbles and include 6-8 wines.

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 an email to summertown/wallingford@grapemindsdrinkalike.co.uk

21
Jun

Ventisquero Tasting with South American Expert Lee Isaacs

£20

Summertown Wine Bar, 7pm

Viña Ventisquero are a relatively young Chilean wine producer, but they’re one of the country’s most boundary-pushing and innovative. The first, and so far only, producer to plant on the edge of the Atacama Desert, they produce a range of wines that are redefining Chile.
For the 8th year in a row they have been recognised by Tim Atkin MW as one of Chile’s ‘First Growth’ producers. But what links the Atacama Desert, mystical elves, and one of Australia’s best winemakers to this respected Chilean winery?
We are delighted to be joined by South American specialist, educator, and storyteller Lee Isaacs, who is also Viña Ventisquero’s Brand Ambassador, to share with us some of their great wines, and reveal the hidden secrets behind them.
05
Jul

Giro d italia

£20

Wallingford (7pm)

Join Adam from Maisons Marques et Domaines to take a tour of their Italian Portfolio. MMD specialise in family owned, estate driven high quality wines.  A great opportunity to try some new producers.

12
Jul

Portuguese Wine Tasting with Rui Santil (Summertown)

£20

Summertown Wine Bar – 7pm

Famous worldwide for its fortified wines and with a long tradition in wine production, Portugal is becoming increasingly renowned for the unique character of its indigenous grape varieties and the diversity of its regions. Join us in the tasting room at SWB as Rui Santil, export manager for Portugal’s leading wine company Sogrape, introduces a selection of whites, reds and Ports from their portfolio, showcasing the best of what Portugal has to offer.

12
Jul

Old World Vs New World

£25

Wallingford (7pm)

The timeless elegance of Europe’s Vineyards or the innovative approach and flavours of the new world, which do you prefer?  Martin will be your guide for an interesting evening discovering the different approaches from winemakers all over the globe.

26
Jul

Iberian Peninsula

£15

Wallingford (7pm)

Ed will talk you through the regions of Spain & Portugal.  From the renowned wines of  Rioja & the Douro to the lesser known areas.  The Iberian Peninsula has many local, indigenous grape varieties, often not grown anywhere else & summer is a great time to explore these!