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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.

APR
24
2019
7.30 pm

Pol Roger Champagne Tasting at Cherry Hinton Wine Bar - 24th April 2019 - £20

 

 

Champagne Pol Roger has been producing exceptional champagne for over 160 years. 

To this day the house remains small, family-owned, fiercely independent and unrivalled in its reputation for quality.

Indeed, it is this quality which brought about Sir Winston Churchill’s lifelong attachment to Pol Roger,

who famously insisted “In defeat I need it, in victory I deserve it”.


 

We are honoured to have George Prideaux (Sales Manager London & South for Pol Roger)

with us to talk in depth about the fantastic champagne house and it’s beautiful productions.

 

Wines will be confirmed closer to the event.

Tickets £20

Cheese to accompany.

 

Tickets available in all branches and by calling 01223 214553

 or you can buy through Eventbrite

 https://polroger.eventbrite.co.uk

 

MAY
01
2019
7.30 pm

Wine tasting: Tour of the Americas

Join Steve Hovington from The Cambridge Wine Academy for a wine tour of North and South America.

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

When: Wednesday 1 May

Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm start

How much: £22.50

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

 

MAY
02
2019
7.00 pm

Gin Club: Gins For Spring

 

Gins for Spring is this months Gin Club theme is discovering all the perfect serves for the coming months lovely weather.

We will be looking at a couple of newly released gins, and some of the new styles that have been released on to the market. This gin club will be and exploration in to where the gin industry is maybe heading and looking what is being made to tempt us and keep us in this ever diversifying market.

We will be trying 5 wonderful gins, such as the newly released and limited edition Summer Solstice by Hendricks.

Time to book your tickets and kick May in to shape with the new players on the gin market.

See you there.


To book on to this months gin club call the branch on 01223 214 553 or head to Eventbrite. 

https://springgins.eventbrite.co.uk

£15 per head including some nibbles

Please do let us know if you have any allergies in advance. 


MAY
04
2019
10.00 am

Wine course: WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits (Spring 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: May 4, 11 & 25 (10am - 5pm)

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

Mondays: May 6, 13 & 27 (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

MAY
04
2019
6.30 pm

Wine Gums 2 - University Centre

 Returning this May with 3 headliners is Wine Gums 2 Comedy Night!
Rich Wilson is still very much relevant, even though he's over 40. Regarded as one of the UK's finest circuit comedians, he's been making his living from comedy for 13 years even though you've never heard of him. Sell-out shows in Melbourne, Perth, Auckland and NZ and queues out the door at last year's Edinburgh Fringe. Best International Act winner (2016) and nominee (2017) at NZ Comedy Festival. 'A very very funny man' (Frank Skinner). 'Highly entertaining' (Time Out). **** (FemaleFirst.co.uk).

Garry Starr 'A masterclass in mockery from unapologetically entertaining spoof actor' Reviewed by BRUCE DESSAU8

Maff Brown: I write for Mock the Week and did write for Vic and Bob’s Shooting Stars when it was on.
I’ve script edited radio 4 shows.
You would have seen me in Jack Dee’s Lead Balloon.
I have done warm up for plenty of shows but the highlights are Shooting Stars (3 Series), Badults, Dave Gorman's Genius. Vic and Bob's House of Fools, Comedy Central at the Comedy Store and even Loose Women!
I have my own podcast called Joke Fight Club which you can hear and download on iTunes and Soundcloud.
Robin Williams played my comedy club in Kingston upon Thames, which makes me better than you.
I’ve been a co presenter on a Absolute Rock and Roll Football with Ian Wright and you would have also heard me on 5Live, Talk Sport and BBC Radio 6.
I’ve done 4 solo shows at the Edinburgh Festival. Every one of them got a 4 star review. (Don’t Google that)
I was co-wrote and performed in an Amused Moose Comedy Award nominated show.
Before I become a professional comedian I spent 13 years in professional football. The highlight being I was part of Liverpool Football Club’s background staff under Gerard Houllier.
I have the uefa “A” Coaching License.
I’m a Brentford Football Club Fan.
I have a dog that goes by many names

Ophelie Hocquard: BBC New Comedy Award Nominee 2017, as heard on Radio 4 Extra. "One to watch" Funny Women 2018

 Tickets available from:
https://www.cambridgelive.org.uk/tickets/events/wine-gums-2-comedy-night-15

JUN
01
2019
10.00 am

Wine course: WSET Level 3 Award in Wines (Summer 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:  

                                     Saturdays: June 1, 8, 15, 29, July 6 & 13 (exam day)

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

 

Mondays: June 3, 10, 17, July 1, 8 & 15 (exam day)

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

 

Time: 10am - 5.00 pm. 

 

How much: £675 (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


JUN
05
2019
7.30 pm

Wine tasting: Tour of Iberia

 

 

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

Where: Cambridge Wine Merchants, Cambridge, CB1 7BX

When: Wednesday 5 June

Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm start

How much: £22.50

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

JUN
12
2019
7.00 pm

Wine and Tapas Tasting: La Rioja

Wine and Tapas Tastings are back with surprising wines! 

PLEASE NOTE THE MAY TASTING HAS HAD TO BE REARRANGED TO THE 12TH JUNE

From March, every other month we will feature a region of Spain through its wines and its gastronomy
Cambridge Wine Merchants and ¡Qué rico! Tapas are very happy to launch another edition of the popular Wine and Tapas Tastings! We started this series of tastings three years ago with the aim of widening knowledge about Spanish wines and the Spanish gastronomy. This year, our goal is the same but we event want to go a bit ahead and we have customised new tastings that will surprise you.
We are keeping the most popular wine tastings from very well-known regions in Spain and we have added two new wine tastings that we hope you will enjoy them. They are focused on the grapes rather than in the "terroir"; so we will taste how Spanish grapes taste in other parts of the world where they are being grown and how grapes from other countries are adding a special "bouque" to the Spanish wines.
Save these dates: 
12th June: La Rioja
17th July: East Coast
18th September: Spanish grapes in the world
13th November: World grapes in Spain
The Wine Tastings include a Tapas menu where each wine is matched with a traditional Spanish tapa from the regions we are about. The idea is to show the diversity and wealth of the Spanish cuisine, how different it is in each region and show the quality of the Spanish products.
The Wine and Tapas Tasting is £37.50 per person and includes 5 wines and 5 tapas. You can get a 5% discount if you book three Wine and tapas events to together or 10% discount if you book 5. To claim this offer please contact the branch directly. 
All the Wine and Tapas Tastings are held at Cambridge Wine Merchants Cherry Hinton Branch (163 Cherry Hinton Rd, Cambridge CB1 7BX map) at 7 pm.
 

You can book through Eventbrite https://wineandtapasmay.eventbrite.co.uk 

or by calling the branch on 01223 214 553.

There will be a vegetarian option you can ask for. Due to the nature of the event, we will do our best to accommodate allergy dietary requirements when possible or we will offer an alternative dish. Please let us know in advance of the event as we can not accommodate dietary requirements on the night.
JUN
24
2019
10.00 am

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:

Monday 24 June

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

Time: 10.00am - 5.00pm. 

 

Saturday 27 July

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

 

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

JUN
29
2019
3.00 pm

'Just the Pinks' Wine Fair - Vintage Champagne to the most Pale Rosé - University Centre

As soon as the warm weather arrives, we all check to see how much Rosé is in the fridge.

A cool, crisp Rosé is synonymous with laid-back days and convivial nights, a wine you rarely drink alone.

But with so many variations, from sweet to dry and palest pink to vibrant flamingo, how do you choose the right wine for the moment?

Come a and join us for our first ‘pink only’ wine fair from vintage Champagnes to the palest provincial Rosé.

Perfect summer wine tasting with a beautiful river view.

Cheese/meat board included in your ticket price.

Format is a walk around tasting.

Pay-as-you-go tasting sample token system

Experts on hand to explain and entertain
Generous discounts on orders placed.

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.

https://justthepinks.eventbrite.co.uk 

 

JLY
03
2019
7.30 pm

Wine tasting: Tour of the Antipodes


  

Join Steve Hovington from The Cambridge Wine Academy for a wine tour of Australia and New Zealand.

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

When: Wednesday 3 July

Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm start

How much: £22.50

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

 

JLY
17
2019
7.00 pm

Wine and Tapas Tasting: East Coast

Wine and Tapas Tastings are back with surprising wines! 

From March, every other month we will feature a region of Spain through its wines and its gastronomy
Cambridge Wine Merchants and ¡Qué rico! Tapas are very happy to launch another edition of the popular Wine and Tapas Tastings! We started this series of tastings three years ago with the aim of widening knowledge about Spanish wines and the Spanish gastronomy. This year, our goal is the same but we event want to go a bit ahead and we have customized new tastings that will surprise you.
We are keeping the most popular wine tastings from very well-known regions in Spain and we have added two new wine tastings that we hope you will enjoy them. They are focused on the grapes rather than in the "terroir"; so we will taste how Spanish grapes taste in other parts of the world where they are being grown and how grapes from other countries are adding a special "bouque" to the Spanish wines.
Save these dates: 
17th July: East Coast
18th September: Spanish grapes in the world
13th November: World grapes in Spain
The Wine Tastings include a Tapas menu where each wine is matched with a traditional Spanish tapa from the regions we are about. The idea is to show the diversity and wealth of the Spanish cuisine, how different it is in each region and show the quality of the Spanish products.
The Wine and Tapas Tasting is £37.50 per person and includes 5 wines and 5 tapas. You can get a 5% discount if you book three Wine and Tapas tastings  together or 10% discount if you book 5. To claim this offer please contact the branch directly. 
All the Wine and Tapas Tastings are held at Cambridge Wine Merchants Cherry Hinton Branch (163 Cherry Hinton Rd, Cambridge CB1 7BX map) at 7 pm.
 

You can book through Eventbrite https://wineandtapasjuly.eventbrite.co.uk

or by calling the branch on 01223 214 553.

There will be a vegetarian option you can ask for. Due to the nature of the event, we will do our best to accommodate allergy dietary requirements when possible or we will offer an alternative dish. Please let us know in advance of the event as we can not accommodate dietary requirements on the night.

JLY
29
2019
10.00 am

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


 

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:

Mondays: July 29, August 5 & 12 (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