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also: Large Independent Merchant of the year UK, East of England Merchant of the year, Fortified Specialist Merchants of the Year UK
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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.

JUN
27
2018
0.00 am

Nikka Whisky Tasting

 

 

We have the pleasure of welcoming Stefanie Holt from Nikka Whisky here at Cambridge Wine Merchants, Cherry Hinton Road, for an evening of whisky, we will be tasting six whisky's including

Nikka Coffey Grain   

Miyagikyo Single Malt

Yoichi Single Malt

The Nikka 12 Years

Old Taketsuru Pure Malt 

Taketsuru 17 Years Old

Japanese whisky is the hot new thing to try, its winning awards across the whisky market and making its presence felt. Come and try this unique product.

We thought we would start the evening off with a little treat they also make the most fabulous citrussy gin so we thought we would have a little G&T to kick the night off with. 


JUN
27
2018
7.30 pm

Wine tasting: Summer Favourites: Cool Wines for Warm days

A selection of the coolest fizz, whites, pinks and reds for the summer season. Particularly with barbecues, picnics and garden parties in mind. Bring on the sun!

When: Wednesday 27 June

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

Time: 7.15 pm for 7.30pm start

How much: £22.50

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

 

 

JLY
01
2018
0.30 pm

Tapas Lunch

 

We are yet again teaming up with the wonderful Querico Tapas, for a monthly treat Sunday Tapas Cherry Hinton Cambridge Wine Merchants. 

There will be wonderful tapas to buy on the day as well as a selection of recipe cards to take away with you to make up after the event, there is no need to book though bookings are welcome.  If you want to read more do follow the link below where Esttefania explains this wonderful spainish tradtion of eating tapa on a sunday afternoon. 

http://www.quericotapas.com/tapas-lunch-on-sunday/

Do come on down to join in, this surely will be a fabulous event to share with the whole family.

You can book a table by calling Cherry Hinton on 01223 214552 or use the link to the eventbrite page

https://sundaytapas.eventbrite.co.uk

 

JLY
03
2018
7.00 pm

Gin Club

 

Our monthly gin club continues, we will explore five new gins each month.

So come and join us at the Cherry Hinton Branch for some more fabulous gins. 

7pm First Tuesday of every month £15 per person.

 

JLY
04
2018
7.30 pm

Wine Tasting: Summer Wines

Join Steve from The Cambridge Wine Academy for the definitive guide as to what wines to drink this summer.

When: Wednesday 4th July 2018, 7.15pm for 7.30pm start.

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

How much: £22.50 (to book tickets, http://www.cambridgewineacademy.com/wine-tastings/ )

JLY
07
2018
10.00 am

Wine course: WSET Level 1 Award in Wines (Summer courses)

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 7 July

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

Monday 9 July

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

JLY
11
2018
7.00 pm

Wine tasting and Tapas

 

 

Another series of Tapas and Wine Tastings around Spain!

For the third year, Que Rico Tapas and Cambridge Wine Merchants are organizing a Tapas and Wine Tasting series throughout 2018. After two successful years holding themed tapas and wine tastings, we want to turn these events into a foodie experience where people not only enjoy, but learn and get a wider knowledge of food and drinks. 

Save these dates!

The Tapas and Wine Tastings will be held at Cambridge Wine Merchants Cherry Hinton Rd every other month and each one will focus on a Spanish region. The tasting will include 5 tapas and 5 wines for £34.

11 July: Coast East (Catalonia and Valencia)

19 September: Madrid and Castilla-La Mancha

14 November: North of Spain (Galicia, Asturias and Cantabria)

We will keep you up-to-date about each tasting by releasing the menus and bookings closer to each event. 

Please advise us if you have any dietry requirments upon booking. 

See you there!

Buen provecho!

 To book please call Cambridge Wine Merchants, Cherry Hinton on 01223 214553 or book via eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tapas-and-wine-tasting-tickets-46472042129

JLY
14
2018
3.00 pm

Bastille Day - A Tour of France at the University Centre

 

The bar opens as the tasting finishes, so do stay and enjoy!

Format is a walk around tasting of 32+ Wines

Cheese/meat platter included in entry price*

Pay-as-you-go tasting sample token system from 33.3p**

Experts on hand to explain and entertain

Generous discounts on orders placed

A thorough and rigorous exploration of all vinous corners, of France. Ever tried Jurancon from the Pyrenees? Loire Cab Franc? Provencal Pink Vermentino? Now’s your chance. Red, white, pink and sweet on show, price range up to £45, classics and esoterica alike, with a focus on authentic, family wineries.

Tickets are £10 (+BF) from:

https://bastillewine.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.

** Tasting samples are priced at roughly the per-centilitre retail price of the wine, which is a very good deal.

 

 

JLY
18
2018
7.00 pm

Rhone Masterclass at the Cambridge Cookery School

Wine should be sampled with food, not on its own!


The Rhone wines are arguably the most delicious in the world, as well as suitable for ageing, which is reflected in their price level. This tasting includes some of the best the region has to offer with food from our talented chefs to match:

Perrin Luberon Blanc 2016

Cote du Rhone blanc Samorens, Ferraton et Fils 2016

Lilac Rouge, Roger Sabon 2016

Chateauneuf du Pape Vieux Chemin Ch. Farguierol, 2015

Cote Rotie La Germine, D&D Duclaux, 2015

Muscat de Beaume de Venise, Perrin 2014

Our tastings are relaxed, sociable and totally different from any other wine events locally as each wine is matched with a delicious platter of food from our chefs.

Come alone, with a partner or with a whole group of friends!

We are found off Hills Road, at the end of Purbeck Rd, turning left in front of Abbey college.

 

Tickets Available at:

https://cambridgecookery.com/events/ 

 


 

JLY
25
2018
7.30 pm

Wine tasting: Local Heroes: Great wines from Holiday Destinations

Wine is a wonderful thing and one of the best things about it is that its made in beautiful locations around the world. Join Steve from the Cambridge Wine Academy for a guide of what local wines to look out for when travelling to popular destinations abroad. Happy Holidays!

When: Wednesday 25 July

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

Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm start

How much: £22.50

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

JLY
28
2018
10.00 am

Wine course: WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits (Summer courses)


 

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: July 28, August 4 & 11 (10am - 5pm)

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

Mondays: July 30, August 6 & 13 (10am - 5pm)

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

Cost: £365 (includes study pack, wine samples, examination and tuition) 

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

JLY
28
2018
7.30 pm

English Sparkling Vs The Rest Of The World at The University Centre

 

English Fizz is making quite the splash right now!

Winning countless awards, its fair to say it is challenging even some of the best Champagnes! 

We have decided to pair up some of Englands finest sparkling wines with their counterparts from the rest of the globe. It will be a tasteful insight into the different styles, climates and wine making processes.

There will also be English cheeses and charcuterie available to purchase which will perfectly accompany the wines.

Let's see who comes out on top!

Where: The University Centre, Granta Place CB2 1RU

When: Saturday 28th July

What time: 7pm for a 7.30pm start

Cost: £20 

 

Tickets available at:

https://englishfizzvsrow.eventbrite.co.uk 

 

AUG
01
2018
7.30 pm

Wine tasting: Tour of the South of France

Join Steve from The Cambridge Wine Academy for a tour of France's largest and arguably most beautiful wine region. Stretching from Provence in the east, through the Southern Rhone delta to Roussillon on the Spanish border, this region is home to some of the best value and exciting wines in France.

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

When: Wednesday 1 August

Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm start

How much: £22.50

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

 

SEP
05
2018
7.30 pm

Wine tasting: Tour of Spain

 

 

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

Where: Cambridge Wine Merchants, Cambridge, CB1 7BX

When: Wednesday 5 September

Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm start

How much: £22.50

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

SEP
08
2018
10.00 am

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines (Autumn courses)

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 8 September

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

Monday 10 September

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

SEP
15
2018
10.00 am

Wine course: WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits (Autumn courses)


 

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: September 15, 22 & 29 (10am - 5pm)

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

Mondays: September 17, 24 & October 1 (10am - 5pm)

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

Cost: £365 (includes study pack, wine samples, examination and tuition) 

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

OCT
03
2018
10.00 am

Wine tasting: Tour of France

 

Join Steve from the Cambridge Wine Academy for a guided tour of France's beautiful wine regions.

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

When: Wednesday 3 October

Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm start

How much: £22.50

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

OCT
06
2018
10.00 am

Wine course: WSET Level 3 Award in Wines (Autumn courses)

 

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:  

Saturday course: October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3 & 17.

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


Monday course: October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5 & 19. 

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

Time: 10am - 5.00 pm. 

How much: £650 (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


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/