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

24
May

Grape Explorations Wallingford: Pinot Noir

£15

Location – Wallingford (7pm)

Join us for a Pinot Noir themed evening of Grape Explorations; tastings dedicated to a single grape variety held on Tuesdays where we will discover how climate, terroir and tradition combine to produce wines of distinction dpending on where in the world the variety is grown.

27
May

Top Shelf Tasting

£50

Location – Wallingford (7pm)

This is going to be quite the tasting where we will be pulling corks on some of our finest bottles in the range. Exceptional fizz, Cru Classé Claret, fine red and white Burgundy and of course, some big hitters from the New World to match!

27
May

White Burgundy Masterclass

£30

Location – Summertown

With successive tricky vintages, the wines of Burgundy are more sought after than ever before. Prices have risen sharply over the past 5 years and it is more important than ever to understand what you are buying from Burgundy. That is where Grape Minds come in. We have a passion for Burgundy and an amazing range too! Join us as we try a hand picked selection showing the very best Burgundy has to offer!

Tickets are £30

31
May

Grape Explorations Wallingford: Sauvignon Blanc

£15

Location – Wallingford (7pm)

Join us for another evening Grape Explorations; tastings dedicated to a single grape variety held most Tuesdays where we will discover how climate, terroir and tradition combine to produce wines of distinction dpending on where in the world the variety is grown. Sauvignon Blanc is the theme for this Tuesday!

07
Jun

Grape Explorations Wallingford: Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot

£15

Location – Wallingford (7pm)

Join us for a ‘Bordeaux blend’ themed evening of Grape Explorations; tastings dedicated to a specific grape varieties held on Tuesdays where we will discover how climate, terroir and tradition combine to produce wines of distinction depending on where in the world the variety is grown.

10
Jun

Old World v New World Tasting

£20

Location – Summertown

Join us as we compare old world classics against comtemporary new world wines often doing just as good a job! We will try 4 pairs of wines and you can be the judge, is the old world still the best?!

The tasting will be £20 per ticket and starts at 7.15pm

10
Jun

Emerging English Wines

£20

Location – Wallingford (7pm)

We all know that England can produce incredible sparkling wines, but after such vintages as 2018 and 2020 we now produce serious quality whites, reds and rosés! Join us as we try a selection from our freshly curated range.

14
Jun

Grape Explorations Wallingford: Chardonnay

£15

Location – Wallingford (7pm)

Join us for our Chardonnay edition of Grape Explorations; tastings dedicated to a single grape variety held on Tuesdays where we will discover how climate, terroir and tradition combine to produce wines of distinction depending on where in the world the variety is grown.

21
Jun

Grape Explorations Wallingford: Syrah (Shiraz)

£15

Location – Wallingford (7pm)

Join us for a Syrah (Shiraz) themed evening of Grape Explorations; tastings dedicated to a single grape variety held on Tuesdays where we will discover how climate, terroir and tradition combine to produce wines of distinction depending on where in the world the variety is grown.

24
Jun

Red Burgundy Masterclass

£30

Location – Summertown

Following on from May’s White Burgundy masterclass, this time we explore the reds of Burgundy. Just as tricky to navigate but just as beautiful when you find the right one!