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previous events heldForthcoming Events

Tickets for our events are transferable but non-refundable.

However we do run a waiting list for sold-out tastings (and they nearly always sell out) - if you need to cancel we'll try our best to sell your place on to the waiting list.

OCT
23
2018
7.00 pm

Wine Appreciation Society: Rioja

 

When: 7pm Tuesday October 23rd

Where: Cambridge Wine Merchants, Cherry Hinton Road

Taking advantage of Shop Rioja Month, the next meeting of our Wine Appreciation Society will explore the wines of Rioja. We’ll be trying a selection of the fabulous red and white wines which this flagship Spanish region has to offer. 

Come along to taste, learn, and discuss the wonderful variety of the wines of Rioja, and enjoy the exclusive benefits of joining the club. 

Book online at:

https://wineappreciationrioja.eventbrite.co.uk

or call us at the Cherry Hinton Road branch on 01223 214553

£15 per person, including all the wine and nibbles  

OCT
24
2018
7.00 pm

Diplomatico Rum Tasting

Diplomatico rums are produced in Venezuela by Destilerias Unidas and are ranked consistently among the finest South American rums.

This will be host by the wonderful Jon Lister, European Brand Ambassador for Diplomatico

This tasting is set to be a highlight, we will be trying a good selction from the range of rums as well as starting with a cheeky cocktail. We will be tasting the below range:

Diplomatico Distillery Collection Barbet Column
Diplomatico Mantuano
Diplomatico Distillery Collection Batch Kettle
Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva
Diplomatico Vintage 2004

So book early as this is sure to be a sell out!

 Tickets are £16.50 per person

To Book call Cherry Hinton Cambridge Wine Merchants on 01223 214 553 or head over to Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/diplomatico-tasting-tickets-49597919713

NOV
02
2018
7.00 pm

'The Magnificent Seven' Belgian beer tasting with Duvel + Born & Bread

 

What a treat we have in store for you here!

Our first ever beer tasting! It will kick of with a selection of fantastic belgian beers.

John Leape from Duvel Moorgat will show us through the range of Vedett and Duvel Beers in a informal but informative manner!

 

We will get to try:

Vedett Extra Blonde Lager

Vedett Extra White

Vedett Session IPA

Vedett IPA

Liefmans Fruitesse - Fruit Beer

Duvel

Duvel Tripel Hop

 

On top of that Duvel will providing some great extras! With every ticket you will receive a personalised bottle of Vedett extra blond with your own photo on it, a Vedett beer glass and there will be a selection of other prizes to be won!!

We are also delighted to welcome Born & Bread who will park their food van outside offering delicious burgers to go perfectly with the beer tasting. Pre-order your food for a discounted rate!

https://www.facebook.com/bornnbreadcambridge/

What more could we want!

Tickets will go quick!

https://duveltasting.eventbrite.co.uk

 

NOV
03
2018
6.30 pm

Wine Gums - 3rd November - University Centre

Returning for one night this November is Wine Gums 2 Comedy Night!

The amazing line up includes:

  • Tom Lucy supporting the likes of Jack Whitehall, Kevin Bridges and Michael McIntyre.

  • The Comedian/Writer/Musician, Faye Treacy who is described to look distractingly like Dobby from the Peep Show.

  • One of the newest young comics to break through on the comedy circuit, Tom Elwes.

  • Stuart Goldsmith's the Comedian’s Comedian Podcast host and ‘expert stand-up’ (Times).

Compered by the fabulous Nessie Ward and taking place in the very lovely Wine Bar down by the Mill Pub. Free wine gums and meat cheese platters are available!

 

Tickets available from: 

 

NOV
07
2018
10.00 am

Wine Tasting : Tour of Italy

 

Join Steve from the Cambridge Wine Academy for a guided tour around Italy's wonderful wine regions.

Where: Cambridge Wine Merchants, 163 Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge, CB1 7BX

When: Wednesday 7 November 2018

Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm start

How much: £22.50

To book: http://www.cambridgewineacademy.com/wine-tastings/ 

NOV
10
2018
10.30 am

Wine Course: Taste, Learn and Enjoy: A One-day Introductory Wine course (with two course lunch)

A relaxed and informal day spent tasting, learning and enjoying wine in a beautiful environment.

Wine tutor Steve Hovington of the Cambridge Wine Academy has many years experience hosting wine events and running wine courses from beginner to advanced level. He has an unstuffy and light hearted approach and firmly believes that wine should be fun.

This one day course is ideal for those new to wine who would like to understand a bit more about what they are drinking or wine enthusiasts in general. 

You will taste 14 great wines from around the world, comparing new world and old world styles. Steve will show you how to taste wine like a professional and write simple wine tasting notes. You will be introduced to the major grape varieties from around the world and find out why wines taste different and why some are more expensive than others. 

You will learn how to serve and store wine and get the best out of food and wine pairing. A delicious two course lunch is included in the price.

When: Saturday 10th November 2018

Where: Clare College, Trinity Lane, Cambridge

Time: 10.30am - 4pm

How much: £90 (includes two course lunch)

To book: http://www.cambridgewineacademy.com/wine-tastings/ 

 

NOV
10
2018
3.00 pm

Italy Wine Fair at the University Centre

We all know that the Italians love their wine and rightly so! 

Italy has some of the most well known wines in the world such a Barolo, Amorone and Chianti, but they are also producing some of the best quality slightly lesser know wines ranging from all regions of the country. These includes grape varieties such a Greco, Fiano, Aglianco and Nero di Troia.

We will be showcasing all of the above. Come down and try some of your favourite classics as well as the lesser know but extremely high quality wines.

The bar opens as the tasting finishes, so do stay and enjoy!
Format is a walk around tasting.
Cheese/meat platter included in entry price*
Pay-as-you-go tasting sample token system 
Experts on hand to explain and entertain
Generous discounts on orders placed.

Ticket sare only £7.50 

https://italywinefair.eventbrite.co.uk 


Over 18s only. Tickets are transferrable (to other people) but not refundable.

Venue: Cambridge University Centre CB2 1RU ground floor bar. Next to the Mill pub. The venue has step-free access throughout.
* The cheese/meat platter is an appetizer to accompany wine, it’s not a whole meal. Further food is available at the bar during the event.  

 

NOV
15
2018
7.30 pm

Perfect Pairing - Yoga and Wine Tasting

 

 Tickets available at:

 

 

NOV
16
2018
9.00 pm

Queen Bee Blues Band at the University Centre

If Blues is your kind of thing then this is the night for you!

Cambridge favourites 'Queen Bee Blues Band' will be playing out some great blues jams and we've got the wine to match!

Check out them out at:


Free Entrance.
 

DEC
01
2018
3.00 pm

Ports and Fortified Wine Fair at the University Centre


Port is undoubtedly the most famous of the fortified wines. Styles can vary massively from ruby ports through to Late Bottle Vintage and Vintage Ports. 

But there are plenty of other fortified wines out there too try. 

Sherry has developed something of a bad reputation over the years but there are some incredible ones out there. From the super dry and salty Manzanillas through to the rich and sweet PX style. 

There will be also be a range of Madiera and Marsalas to try too.

The bar opens as the tasting finishes, so do stay and enjoy!
Format is a walk around tasting.
Cheese/meat platter included in entry price*
Pay-as-you-go tasting sample token system 
Experts on hand to explain and entertain
Generous discounts on orders placed.

 Tickets are only £7.50 

 

Over 18s only. Tickets are transferrable (to other people) but not refundable.
Venue: Cambridge University Centre CB2 1RU ground floor bar. Next to the Mill pub. The venue has step-free access throughout.
* The cheese/meat platter is an appetizer to accompany wine, it’s not a whole meal. Further food is available at the bar during the event.

 

 

DEC
03
2018
10.00 am

Wine course: WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

Do you enjoy drinking wine and would like to know more? This course is an ideal place to start. Devised by the WSET (Wine & Spirits Education Trust) this course introduces you to the main grape varieties used in wine, the main styles of wines available, how to taste, store and serve wine and how to successfully pair food and wine together. 

By the end of the day we guarantee that you will be more confident about trying new things having gained new skills that will help you enjoy wine even more. The added bonus is that if you pass the short exam at the end, you'll receive an internationally recognised wine qualification.

Course tutor Steve from The Cambridge Wine Academy, has guided hundreds of students through the different levels of WSET and his philosophy is simple - learning about wine should be fun!  

'Thank you for a wonderful learning experience. I learned a great deal and had fun doing it.' Julia

Course date:

Monday 3 December

Where: CUC Wine Bar, The University Centre, Granta Place, Cambridge, CB2 1RU

Time: 10.00am - 5.00pm. 

How much: £145 (including all course materials, wine samples, tuition, examination and certificate)

To book a placehttp://www.cambridgewineacademy.com/wine-courses/

or contact info@cambridgewineacademy.com for more information

DEC
05
2018
7.30 pm

Wine tasting: Aperitifs and Digestifs

 

Where: Cambridge Wine Merchants, 163 Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge, CB1 7BX

When: Wednesday 5th December 2018

Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm start

How much: £25

To book: http://www.cambridgewineacademy.com/wine-tastings/ 

DEC
15
2018
3.00 pm

Christmas Wine Fair for The David Hardie Project

Well its the festive season again and why not start it off in style!

Throughout our stores we consistently get asked what wines go well with Christmas dinner, what wines are the most warming or what are the best wines to have with our guests.

Well we have decided to do a wine fair to cover all of these questions. We will show our favourite sparkling wine, whites, reds and dessert wines that we feel most fit the Christmas time!

Come along and find out what will be sitting at your Christmas table this year or get some gift ideas!

We will be conducting this fair in connection with the David Hardie Project. A fantastic project that helps organise events for disabled and disadvantaged children in Cambridge.

http://thedavidhardieproject.blogspot.com/

The bar opens as the tasting finishes, so do stay and enjoy!
Format is a walk around tasting.
Cheese/meat platter included in entry price*
Pay-as-you-go tasting sample token system 
Experts on hand to explain and entertain
Generous discounts on orders placed.

 Tickets are only £7.50

 Over 18s only. Tickets are transferrable (to other people) but not refundable.

Venue: Cambridge University Centre CB2 1RU ground floor bar. Next to the Mill pub. The venue has step-free access throughout.
* The cheese/meat platter is an appetizer to accompany wine, it’s not a whole meal. Further food is available at the bar during the event.

 

 

JAN
19
2019
10.00 am

Wine course: WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

Do you enjoy drinking wine and would like to know more? This course is an ideal place to start. Devised by the WSET (Wine & Spirits Education Trust) this course introduces you to the main grape varieties used in wine, the main styles of wines available, how to taste, store and serve wine and how to successfully pair food and wine together. 

By the end of the day we guarantee that you will be more confident about trying new things having gained new skills that will help you enjoy wine even more. The added bonus is that if you pass the short exam at the end, you'll receive an internationally recognised wine qualification.

Course tutor Steve from The Cambridge Wine Academy, has guided hundreds of students through the different levels of WSET and his philosophy is simple - learning about wine should be fun!  

'Thank you for a wonderful learning experience. I learned a great deal and had fun doing it.' Julia

Course dates:

Saturday 19 January 2019

Where: Cambridge Wine Merchants, 163 Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge, CB1 7BX

Time: 10.00am - 5.00pm. 

How much: £150 (including all course materials, wine samples, tuition, examination and certificate)

 

Monday 21 January 2019

Where: CUC Wine Bar, The University Centre, Granta Place, Cambridge, CB2 1RU

Time: 10.00am - 5.00pm. 

How much: £150 (including all course materials, wine samples, tuition, examination and certificate)
 

To book a placehttp://www.cambridgewineacademy.com/wine-courses/

or contact info@cambridgewineacademy.com for more information

FEB
02
2019
10.00 am

Wine course: WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits


 

A beginner to intermediate level three day course exploring wines and spirits for wine enthusiasts or those working in the industry. 

You will learn how wine is made, what influences wine style, the key white and black grape varieties and their characteristics, the important wine-producing regions of the world and where these grape varieties are grown, the production of sparkling, sweet and fortified wines, labelling terms, food and wine pairing principles, how to describe wine using the WSET systematic Approach to tasting wine, the principal categories of spirits & liqueurs and how they are made.

There is a 50 question multiple choice exam at the end of day three. Successful candidates receive a certificate and an internationally recognised wine qualification.

Course dates available:

Saturdays (3-day course) : February 2, 9 & 16, 2019 (10am - 5pm)

                   Venue: Cambridge Wine Merchants, 163 Cherry Hinton Rd, Cambridge, CB1 7BX

 

Mondays (3-day course) : February 4, 11 & 18, 2019 (10am - 5pm)

                   Venue: CUC Wine Bar, The University Centre, Granta Place, Cambridge, CB2 1RU

Cost: £385 (includes study pack, wine samples, examination and tuition) 

To book places go to http://www.cambridgewineacademy.com/wine-courses/ or contact info@cambridgewineacademy.com

MAR
16
2019
10.00 am

Wine course: WSET Level 3 Award in Wines

 

Take your wine knowledge to another level! 

This comprehensive, in depth, five day course is intended for wine enthusiasts who would like to further their knowledge in a rigorous and structured way and for those working in hospitality and wine retail industries who need to know in detail about the products they work with. 

Over the course of five weeks, you'll taste over 70 wines and develop your wine tasting skills. Through expert tuition and high class study materials you'll learn all about the factors that influence wine style, quality and price and build a real understanding of the wine producing regions of the world. 

Course Dates: Saturdays (5-day course, exam on day 6) :

                                                   March 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13 & 27, 2019 

                     Where: Cambridge Wine Merchants, 163 Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge, CB1 7BX 


Mondays (5-day course exam on day 6) : March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15 & 29, 2019 

Where: CUC Wine Bar, The University Centre, Granta Place, CB2 1RU

 

Time: 10am - 5.00 pm. 

 

How much: £665 (includes all study materials, tasting samples, tuition, examination and certification) 

To book:http://www.cambridgewineacademy.com/wine-courses/

or email info@cambridgewineacademy.com for more information