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The idea behind the virtual tastings is to make them affordable and accessible whilst bringing people together over a glass of wine and perhaps discovering some new wines along the way.

  • These online tastings will be held via Zoom with tasters arranging their own wines from a selection that I will suggest from main supermarkets and local merchants.
  • The cost is £10.00 per household and places are limited and do need to be booked in advance.
  • For more information on how the online tastings work or to book a place, please email me

I’m very pleased to announce a new series of virtual tastings for 2022


For each tasting, I will take one letter of the alphabet and choose between 2 -4 different grapes which could be white or red or both. They might be familiar, unique to location or rediscovered. Let’s see how far we get through the alphabet!

We will cover:

· The history and origins

· Alternative names and related varieties

· Key locations and factors affecting the style

· Behaviour in blends

Thursday 12th May 2022- N for Nebbiolo, Nero D'Avola and Negroamaro and O for Obeidy.

Italy (from Piemonte to Sicily) is our destination to discover the distinctive black grapes of Nebbiolo, Nero D'Avola and Negroamaro.

Our white grape of the evening, Obeidy, is native to one of the earliest wine producing countries, Lebanon. There is limited availability of Chateau Oumsiyat Obeidy at Fountainhall Wines and also Obeidy is part of the blend for white Chateau Musar.

Thursday 19th May 2022-P for Pecorino, Pinot Gris, Pais and Petit Verdot

The white Pecorino grape is at home in central Italy. Pinot Gris will offer comparative suggestions from Alsace and New Zealand. The black variety Pais is now re-emerging in its Chilean homeland and Petit Verdot is featured because I like it!

Suggested stockists include the Wine Society, Majestic Wines, Fountainhall Wines and M&S


BOOKING/PAYMENT Please email me to book (payment by BACS transfer) and I will send the wine details. The virtual tastings are also listed on Wine Tastings and Wine Events Aberdeen (Aberdeen, United Kingdom) | Meetup if you would prefer to use Paypal you can book on the event page by using the RSVP and once I receive notification of your booking, I will email wine details to you.

If you have a group of a minimum of 10 households who would like to get together over a PRIVATE VIRTUAL WINE TASTING using ZOOM, please do get in touch to chat about possibilites, these are a great way for family and friends and work collegues to 'get together' over a glass of wine


NEXT TASTING: To be confirmed

Venue: Atholl Hotel Time: 7.30-9.30pm

What to expect….

·  A little history, a touch of the science bit and an introduction to each gin

·  5 different gins (20ml)

·  A selection of tonics and garnishes to create the producers (and your own) perfect serve.

 Come and join me for some gin-tuition!




Booking terms and conditions

To book a place on any of the listed courses and events, please email me at

Full prepayment is required within 7 days to confirm your booking, this is non refundable or transferable to another event but if you are unable attend, please send someone in your place.

Tastings and courses require a minimum number of bookings to run. If I have to cancel or postpone any course or tasting, a full refund will be given.


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