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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
18
2019
7.00 pm

Cambridge Wine Appreciation Society: Volcanic Wines

 

 

This months Wine Appreciation Society meeting will be all about the wonderful wines from Volcanic regions around the world. This is one of the hot topics in the wine world at the moment, and one that we are keen to share with you. 

 This interestingly won’t be restrictive to the areas you might instinctively head to such as Mount Etna in Italy though I do intend to share some of these wines with you.  We will be crossing the world looking at the weird and wonderful world of Volcanic wines and all the areas that can boast a soil type from Volcanic origin.

 This tasting will include 8 to 9 wines from around the world all from Volcanic sites. 

 I hope you will join us in this explosive adventure. Tickets are £15 per head please call the Cherry Hinton Road Branch to book tickets.

The evening will kick of at 19.00 at the Cherry Hinton Road Branch of Cambridge Wine Merchants. 

JUN
22
2019
6.30 pm

Wine Gums at Cherry Hinton - 22nd June

6.30pm - Doors 
7.30pm - Start


Cally Beaton - Invisible

Invisible is the new show from Cally Beaton (as seen on QI) - an unflinching, hilarious and unexpected insight into life at an age when the world ghosts you. Cally tells the story of the time she nearly disappeared in Iceland - the country, not the shop - mining the funny where you least expect it.
'Exciting and hilarious talent' - Time Out
'Clever running gaps' **** The Arts Desk.
'Properly funny' Sandi Tolksvig

Sara Barron - Enemies Closer (work in progress)

Best Newcomer Nominee, 2018, returns following her 5* debut hour and sell-put run at Soho Theatre with this fresh colection of stand-up and stories. "Enemies Closer" examines kindness, meanness, ex-boyfriends, ex-girlfriends, current husbands, all four of her remaining friends, and two of her twelve enemies. 
'Filthy and fearless' - The Telegraph
'An excellent line in cynicism about sex, life and friendship' - The Evening Standard.
'When you're not squirming, you're laughing out loud' - LA Times

Tickets available from:
    
https://www.cambridgelive.org.uk/tickets/events/wine-gums-comedy-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
06
2019
7.00 pm

South African Food and Wine Tasting

 

 

 

We are delighted to be hosting an evening dedicated to the wonderful cuisine of Southern Africa, shown along side one of the most lustrous wine producers in the area. 


We have Jason Howard cooking an authentic tasting menu. Details of the menu to follow. Whilst our very own Alice Archer will be show casing the Rustenburg range where she got to help produce the 2018 vintage last year for 3 months and is now here to show us some of their fabulous wines paired along side this exciting and varied menu. 
This is an amazing opportunity to try some amazing wines as well some really wonderful food. 
We will talk you through what you are drinking and the story behind the wine, we hope this will be a fun relaxed evening where you will get to experience a little taste of Africa.

 

Please inform us of any dietary requirements when booking so that we can sort you out an alternative.

 

The price of the evening consists of a 6 course tasting menu and a flight of 6 wines. 

Price is £40 per person, please call us on 01223 214533, we take payment over the phone or if you would rather book online please head to eventbrite following the link below.

 

https://southafricanfoodwinetasting.eventbrite.co.uk 

 

 

Event will be held at the Cherry Hinton Road Branch of Cambridge Wine Merchants starting at 7pm prompt. 

 

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

AUG
07
2019
7.30 pm

Wine tasting: Tour of the South of France

Join Steve Hovington from The Cambridge Wine Academy for a wine tour around the beautiful south of France. 

 When: Wednesday 7 August 2019

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

Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm start

How much: £22.50 (includes cheese, bread & cured meats)

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

 

SEP
07
2019
10.00 am

Wine course: 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 7 September 

Monday 9 September

 

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

 

SEP
14
2019
10.00 am

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

A beginner to intermediate level three day course 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.

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 14, 21 & 28, 2019

Mondays: September 16, 23 & 30

(10am - 5pm)

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

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

 

OCT
05
2019
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:  

                               
Saturdays:
October 5, 12, 19, November 2, 9 & 16 (exam day)

Mondays: October 7, 14, 21, November 4, 11 & 18 (exam day) 

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

Time: 10am - 5.00 pm. 

To book a place: http://www.cambridgewineacademy.com/wine-courses/  or contact info@cambridgewineacademy.com