Posts in Category: Tastings

Looking forward to DITT 2012 

02 May 2012 Categories: Tastings

We are pleased and excited to be exhibiting again at this years DITT (Definitive Italian Trade Tasting). This trade event goes from strenght to stregnth thanks to the hard work of organisers Tina Coady and Jane Hunt MW. Held once again at the impressive Lords Cricket ground, this year on the 18th June, the event is the largest Italian trade event in the UK, and is well attended by trade proffesionals and the wine writing press.

We have booked our place to showcase a selection of wines from our range, giving excellent exposure of these to potential buyers and press reporters.

Last year Phil Harris headed our stand with support from Maria and Ian for a successful outing. We were lucky to have the company of Lisa Gilbee who flew over from her estate 'Stella Morella' in sunny southern Puglia. The English weather welcomed her with lashings of rain unfortunatley but this didn't dampen her spirits. Her Primitivo wines went down a storm, surprising tasters with thier excellent acidity and balance.

We look forward to once again showcasing the brilliance and diversity which Italy can achieve.

DITT 2011

Winetraders' Michaelmas Tasting 17th November 2011  

01 November 2011 Categories: Tastings

We are delighted to announce an evening of fine wine, good company and much merriment will be held by Winetraders this festive season.

Please view an invitation and order form here.

(The order form is in PDF format.  If you are not able to view it, a free PDF reader can be downloaded now from Adobe.)

This exclusive Tasting will be held on Thursday 17 November 2011 from 4:30pm to 8:30pm in the exquisite surroundings of The Old Bank Hotel in Oxford.

This will be a chance to taste a selection of fine wines from our range of esteemed and boutique producers, including many new vintages, whilst in the knowledgeable company of the UK’s leading Italian wine expert Michael Palij MW.

A selection of enticing foods will be provided, chosen to encourage wine matching to enhance the experience.

As Christmas approaches thoughts turn to what to be served with the mountains of delicious food to be consumed. Italy does food wines like no other country and we will be showing a superb range of styles to suit all tastes and budgets, from old favourites to exciting new finds, your festive vinous needs will be well catered for. 

Please email to Ian (ian@winetraders.eu) as early as you can to secure your ticket or for more information, places are very limited and this is always our most popular tasting of the year.

We very much look forward to seeing you.

 

Trinity Tasting 

14 May 2011 Categories: Food and wine matching Tastings

Winetraders' Trinity tasting will be held on Wednesday 15 June 2011 from 4:30pm to 8:30pm at The Gallery, The Old Bank Hotel, 92-94 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BN.

Please download the invitation and complete the ticket order form to reserve your place or email maria@winetraders.eu

(The order form is in PDF format.  If you are not able to view it, a free PDF reader can be downloaded now from Adobe.)

Alternatively, please call us on 01993 848777 for assistance.

Have a look at the wine list to see what we will be presenting - we have a great new estate in Piemonte and lots of new vintages of old favorites for you to sample. 

Places are limited to 75 and cost £10 each (refunded if an order is placed for 12 bottles or more) - the price includes both wine and a selection of tasty nibbles.

We look forward to seeing you there!

PS - I love you... 

15 March 2011 Categories: Tastings

The ‘P’ in this case was Nigella Lawson’s Pea and Garlic Crostini and the ‘S’ was Stefano Inama’s Sauvignon Vulcaia.   There’s no doubt the domestic Goddess was on fine form with this arresting, vivid green, aromatic and curiously savoury variation on the usual porcini and arborio theme.  We served it on toast at our Easter tasting at The Old Bank Hotel a couple of weeks ago and paired it with Stef’s highly textured Sauvignon.  Grown on the basalt soil of the Soave Classico district it the wines’ acidity and mouthfeel framed the creaminess and made light of the pea purée’s richness.  An unusual marriage but one that worked surprisingly well.

Clouds Gathering... 

08 March 2011 Categories: New wines Tastings

Many of you will have heard that Prosecco was recently elevated to DOCG status.  For all the fine print regarding production and labelling click here for a link to the DOCG’s surprisingly informative site.  More to the point, however, is that we’ve just shipped the UK’s only bottle-fermented Prosecco that hasn’t been disgorged.  We kicked off our Easter Tasting with Carlo Zucchetto’s Brut Zero.  Because the wine isn’t disgorged it keeps a dusting of yeast in the bottom of the bottle and the wine therefore appears slightly cloudy after a few glasses have been poured.  This certainly doesn’t distract from the wine itself which has zero residual sugar, is amazingly long and is perfect with canapés.  This isn’t in our current brochure, so if you are interested in buying some, either email maria@winetraders.eu or call us on 01993 848777

Winetraders' Easter tasting 

06 February 2011 Categories: Tastings

Winetraders' pre-Easter tasting will be held on Thursday 3rd March 2011 from 4:30pm to 8:30pm at The Gallery, The Old Bank Hotel, 92-94 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BN.

Please download the invitation and complete the ticket order form to reserve your place or email maria@winetraders.eu

The wine list for the tasting can also be downloaded.

(The order form is in PDF format.  If you are not able to view it, a free PDF reader can be downloaded now from Adobe.)

Alternatively, please call us on 01993 848777 for assistance.

Places are limited to 75 and cost £10 each (refunded if an order is placed for 12 bottles or more) - the price includes both wine and a selection of tasty nibbles.

We look forward to seeing you there!