Host Your Own Wine Club

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JOIN THE CLUB! Take part in our FREE online wine tasting seminars.

Soma Jennings, founder of Princess and the Pinot, and Amelia Singer, TV presenter on The Wine Show, are hosting online wine tasting sessions so you can learn about wine and taste with us LIVE. In each session we are joined by wine producers and industry experts who will answer your questions. We partner with independent wine shops who supply the wines for the tastings. The webinars are FREE, so all you need to do is buy the wine we will be tasting (you are welcome to watch the webinars without buying the wine), log in, listen and enjoy! Sign up to our newsletter so you don't miss out when we announce new sessions. 

Please drink responsibly. We don't want to encourage you to drink more than you normally would, so if you don't fancy opening all three bottles in our tasting packs, you could open one, join the webinar then drink the others at a later date. If you do want to open all three bottles, we recommend Coravin and Avina and AntiOx bottle stoppers for keeping open wine fresh for longer, please visit our ACCESSORIES page to find out more. 

Upcoming Webinars...

Thu 8 Oct - Introduction to Sake

Thu 22 Oct - Portuguese Wines
Sat 14 Nov - Californian Fine Wines
Thu 3 Dec - The Rhone Valley

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Competition Winner!

We have been given a 3-pack of bottle stops from AVINA to give away. AVINA bottle stops have an amazing seal so really help in keeping your wine fresh once opened. We picked a name at random from the attendees of our Savvy Sipping webinar, and the winner is...

8pm Thursday 8th October

An Introduction to Sake

Have you heard of Sake, but not sure what it is? Have you tried Sake before but not sure why sometimes its served warm and sometimes cold? Not quite sure what to choose when buying Sake? Join Soma and Amelia as they talk to Rie Yoshitake and sip Sake from Sorakami. 

Limited tasting duos (3x 300ml £25.90) are available to buy, but if you miss out on those, or fancy being adventurous, try one of our other recommendations using the BUY button below. If you're totally new to Sake, choose one of the first two options, or email Robin at SORAKAMI who will be happy to help if you'd like more information on the selection.

If you want to know a few more basics about Sake before you buy, and want to understand the terms used to help you choose, please read my blog post A BASICS GUIDE TO SAKE.

8pm Thursday 22nd October

Portuguese Wines

Amelia and Soma will be talking to Charlotte Wilde (Sager + Wilde, The Wine Show) and Lauren Denyer (WSET Educator) about what makes Portuguese wines so special and great value for money. Tasting packs of three still wines will be available from Exquisite Portuguese Wines - details to be confirmed. Register with Zoom using the button below and we'll send you a confirmation email with the link to log in with on the night. We will send you a reminder one week before and again one hour before the session.

Saturday 14th November

Fine Wines of California

Amelia and Soma are both huge fans of Californian wines, so we're lining up a spectacular webinar where they'll be joined by prestigious winemakers and you can buy a special case of Californian fine wines from Flint Wines. We've arranged this webinar to go live on a Saturday so we can have audiences join us from the UK and from the US! Sign up to our newsletter to be notified when registrations open.

8pm Thursday 3rd December

The Rhone Valley

Soma and Amelia will be joined by Laurent Pare, Chief Winemaker at Cellier des Dauphins. We will be discussing the virtues of wines from the Rhone Valley as great food wines, whether you're looking for a wine to partner with Christmas turkey, or if you want to pair with roast beef, log fires and comfy reindeer slippers. Sign up to our newsletter to be notified once registration opens.

"Three bottles of wines is too many for me to open in one night"

We use Coravin to preserve our wines, allowing us to drink wine without removing the cork. We also recommend AntiOx and Avina bottle stops for preserving your wine for up to a week. 

"I don't like the look of one of the wines in the package"

You don't have to buy the package we have put together. You can buy a different selection from the retailer, choosing only the wines you want, but that will mean you miss out on the HYO Wine Club discount.

"I've not used Zoom before. Do I need to download any software?"

Once you register you can login using the link we send you. You can also download the Zoom software on your computer, or app on your phone, and log in through those for a more stable connection.

Wine Expert: Amelia Singer

Amelia Singer will be co-hosting the webinars as our guest wine expert. Amelia is a TV presenter on The Wine Show, Wine Writer for Waitrose Food Magazine, UK Ambassador for the California Wine Institute and Founder of Amelia’s Wine.

Amelia has recently launched her WINE APPRECIATION COURSE with Learning with Experts. In this unique introductory online course, Amelia combines a rigorously thorough understanding of wine with a witty and charming ambience. Classes are interactive and assignments can be handed in directly to Amelia who will then report back to you personally. Amelia is joined by winemakers, chefs and friends to teach you about the most famous regions of the wine world, how to understand the layout of a restaurant wine list, and how to confidently find and appreciate wine based on your budget and the occasion.

To get more of a feel about what an Amelia's wine experience entails, please watch the trailer for the course HERE. And to book your place to start whenever you want please click HERE.

How to Host Your Own (HYO) Wine Club

The Wines

HYO Wine Club will recommend wines from independent wine retailers for you to try at home. The wines come in packs of three and you order them direct from the retailer's website, please follow the links above to make your order. If you don't like the look of one of the wines you can order your own selection from the retailer's website, but you will miss out on the package discount.

What to Bring

We recommend each person has three wine glasses, but you can use the same glass for all three wines if you prefer. You should have a glass of water and breadsticks or crackers to help cleanse the palate between wines. We doubt you will want to spit the wine out, but maybe have a spittoon or mug to hand just in case you want to swish out your glass with water between wines. 

Taking Part

Register for the event using the buttons at the top of the page. Join our webinar for a LIVE wine tasting experience. As you try the wines you can ask questions in the Q&A box and comments in the chat box. The sessions will be recorded so if you can't make the time they are on you can watch them at a later date. We will keep a list of previous sessions and wines for you to refer back to.

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