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This is The Wine Tasting Co. blog page, here you will find regular updates on what we’ve been up to and interesting points of discussion, read on.


Babylonstoren Tasting – Friday 2nd August

For those of you that know Babylonstoren winery from South Africa you know you are in for a real treat. We welcome Duncan the UK representative of Babylonstoren who will take us through the wonderful wines produced from the picturesque vineyards in the heart Paarl to give us a real taste of Babylonstoren and their […]

World Wide Whisky

Written by Diana Lyalle It was Whisky Night again at The Wine Shop in Winscombe last Friday, and after a couple of weeks’ duty as an exam invigilator I can tell you this tasting was just what I  needed to reinvigorate my senses. Marlowe Harris, the whisky buyer for from Amathus Drinks whisked us around […]

Release of Chateau Musar Red 2012

£30.99 Pre Order call 01934 708312 2012 was an interesting year of contrasts as January and February were extremely cold and snowy, April proved fresh and rainy giving a boost for the opening of the buds. In early May, all the vineyards were astonishingly green with many small buds. June was very hot indeed but […]

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A Year at Sutton Ridge: Visit 2 – Budburst

Written by Diana Lyalle There is a quiver of excitement in vineyards the world over when the bare skeletons of pruned vines suddenly reawaken after their long winter rest.  Despite the many vineyard tasks and eternal vigilance which will now be needed to reap rewards at harvest, budburst (aka budbreak) represents the promise of the […]


“Summer” Somerset Wine Fair – Friday 7th June

It gives me great pleasure to announce that tickets are on sale for our second “Summer” Somerset Wine Fair. Date Friday 7th June Time 6.00pm – 9.00pm Venue Nyland Manor Cheddar Ticket £15.00* Book 01934 708312 The wines and spirits on taste have been specifically selected to enjoy over the summer months with friends, BBQ’S and those […]

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World of Whisky – Friday 24th May

I’m really excited to welcome whiskey guru Marlowe Harris. In this masterclass, Marlowe Harris, the whisky ambassador of Amathus will show of the rare  and craft whiskies from around the world. The tasting will showcase whiskies made with different grains, barrel aging techniques and the terroir of the distilleries and aging facilities where the whiskies […]

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Chocolate and Wine Tasting – Friday 1st March

These are two of my favourite things and I’m sure I’m not alone. We have teamed up with Christophers Chocolates to bring you an evening which will be a taste sensation. We will be tasting through a range of Christophers handmade chocolates and pairing them with a selection of wines, to show that the delicious […]

Help – Count Down to the Arrival of the Family!

Dear Santa, Thanks again for taking the time to read this being so close to Christmas! In fact a week today is Christmas day…. As you know the whole family are coming to us and of course that includes the Mother and the Mother in Law.. eek! So I need to get some last minute gifts, […]

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Chocolate and Wine Matching Friday 1st March

These are two of my favourite things and not sure why I haven’t done this before! We will be looking at the wonderful world of chocolate and pairing the different styles to wine. Blowing the myth away that chocolate doesn’t go with wine! Of course it does. So, if you are like me and love […]