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February 18, 2021

Chapel Down Masterclass

Josh Donaghay-Spire and chief commercial officer, Mark Harvey, will be our guides as we taste three multi-award-winning, terroir-driven wines from their Kit’s Coty vineyard high in the North Downs, namely the 2018 Kit’s Coty Estate Bacchus, the 2017 Kit’s Coty Chardonnay and the sparkling 2015 Kit’s Coty Blanc de Blancs.

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March 4, 2021

Hamilton Russell Masterclass

The great Anthony Hamilton Russell himself – star of many a Spectator Winemaker’s Lunch – will join us from his estate as he talks us through three of his fabled wines and discusses the many challenges that currently face South African winemakers.

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March 18, 2021

Craggy Range Masterclass

We will taste the 2016 Te Muna Sauvignon Blanc, 2014 Te Muna Pinot Noir and 2016 Gimblett Gravels Syrah as we discover how special the wines of New Zealand are and just how terroir-specific.

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April 1, 2021

Ch. Pichon Baron Masterclass

SOLD OUT Wine is in Christian’s blood and we could have no better guide as we learn about the skill of blending and the importance of terroir by tasting the estate’s second and third wines – Les Tourelles de Longueville and Les Griffon de Pichon – as well as mighty Pichon Baron itself, all made by the same winemaking team and all from the excellent 2016 vintage.

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April 15, 2021

Sherry Masterclass with Ben Howkin

We will discuss the differences between the iconic Bodegas Hildago La Gitana Manzanilla, Amontillado, Oloroso & PX sherry explaining their methods of production and suggesting the most suitable food matches as we taste a selection of carefully chosen half bottle (or 50cl) examples.

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July 13, 2018

Winemaker's Lunch with Ramón Bilbao

Join us in the Spectator boardroom on Friday 13th July 2018 for the next in our series of Spectator Winemaker Lunches with Rodolfo Bastida, the boundary-pushing and highly innovative chief winemaker at Bodegas Ramón Bilbao, producer of famously fine red, white and rosé wines in Rioja and – more recently and very excitingly – in Rueda.

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June 8, 2018

Winemaker's Lunch with Bodegas Pinuaga

Join us in the Spectator boardroom on Friday 8th June 2018 for the next in our series of Spectator Winemaker Lunches with Bodegas Pinuaga.

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May 18, 2018

Winemaker's Lunch with Springfontein

Join us in the Spectator boardroom on Friday 18 May 2018 for the next in our series of Spectator Winemaker Lunches with Springfontein.

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May 4, 2018

Winemaker's Lunch with La Tunella

Join us in the Spectator boardroom on Friday 4 May 2018 for the next in our series of Spectator Winemaker Lunches with La Tunella.

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April 6, 2018

Winemaker's Lunch with Dourthe

Join us in the Spectator boardroom on Friday 6 April 2018 for the next in our series of Spectator Winemaker Lunches with Dourthe. Dourthe is one of the great names of Bordeaux and the company boasts an enviable number of châteaux.

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March 8, 2018

Winemaker's Lunch with Hamilton Russell

Join us in the Spectator boardroom for the next in our series of Spectator Winemaker Lunches with Anthony Hamilton Russell, producer of South Africa’s most ‘Burgundian’ Pinot Noir and Chardonnay (and arguably its finest ones too) in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Walker Bay.

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January 25, 2018

Winemaker's Lunch with The Finest Bubble

Join us in the Spectator boardroom for the next in our series of Spectator Winemaker Lunches with Nick Baker, founder and MD of The Finest Bubble, purveyors of fine champagnes and sparkling wines which is celebrated for its same day ‘emergency service’ bicycle deliveries throughout London.

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January 12, 2018

Winemaker's Lunch with Trinity Hill

Join us in the Spectator boardroom on Friday 12 January 2018 for the next in our series of Spectator Winemaker Lunches with Warren Gibson, chief winemaker at Trinity Hill, one of New Zealand’s finest wineries, famed for its exceptional Hawkes Bay and Gimblett Gravels wines.

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September 20, 2017

The Spectator Wine School 2017

The Spectator Wine School is a chance to be tutored by the best in the wine business. It is aimed at enthusiastic beginners and anyone who wants to know more about the main wine regions.

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June 28, 2017

Winemaker's dinner with Franciacorta at The Balcon

Join us for a very special Spectator Wine Club dinner at The Balcon, St. James’s, London SW1, featuring the extraordinary sparkling wines of Franciacorta.

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February 9, 2017

Winemaker's Lunch with Le Soula

Join us in the Spectator boardroom on Thursday 9 February for the first of the year’s Spectator winemaker lunches with Mark Walford, partner in the leading Roussillon estate, Le Soula.

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December 8, 2016

Festive Wine Club Lunch 2016

On Thursday 8 December, our drinks editor, Jonathan Ray, and business editor, Martin Vander Weyer, hosted an informal wine-laden Christmas lunch in the Spectator boardroom.

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December 2, 2016

Christmas Wine Club Lunch 2016

The Spectator's business editor, Martin Vander Weyer, and our drinks editor, Jonathan Ray, hosted a three-course, wine-laden Christmas lunch courtesy of Forman & Field.

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November 24, 2016

Winemaker's Dinner with Armand De Brignac

Join us for a very special Spectator Wine Club dinner at Dickie Fitz, Fitzrovia.

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October 11, 2016

Winemaker's Lunch with Michiel Eradus

Join us in the Spectator boardroom on Tuesday 11 October for one of our Winemaker Lunches with Michiel Eradus of the boutique New Zealand winery Eradus Wines.

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September 28, 2016

Winemaker’s lunch with Vega Sicilia

Join us in the newly refurbished Spectator boardroom for a Winemaker’s lunch with Vega Sicilia.

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September 22, 2016

Winemaker’s lunch with Domaine Chanson

Join us in the Spectator boardroom for our rescheduled Winemaker’s lunch with Matthieu Barrère from Domaine Chanson, producer of exceptional, handcrafted Burgundies for over 250 years.

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September 21, 2016

The Spectator Wine School 2016

The Spectator Wine School is a chance to be tutored by the best in the wine business. It is aimed at enthusiastic beginners and anyone who wants to know more about the main wine regions.

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September 2, 2016

Wine Lunch at Gravetye Manor

Join us for a special four-course Spectator lunch, English sparkling wine tasting and tour of the world-famous gardens at Gravetye Manor in West Sussex.

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July 15, 2016

Winemaker's Lunch with Pol Roger 2016

Join us in the Spectator boardroom for a very special Pol Roger lunch, hosted by the ebullient James Simpson MW, managing director of Pol Roger Portfolio.

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June 8, 2016

Winemaker’s Lunch with Francois Lurton

Join us in the Spectator boardroom for the next in this year’s series of SpectatorWinemaker’s lunches with Francois Lurton, the fifth generation of his celebrated family to make wine.

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May 26, 2016

Winemaker's Lunch with Domaine Zind-Humbrecht

Join us in the Spectator boardroom for the next in this year’s series of Spectator Winemaker lunches with Oliver Humbrecht MW of leading Alsace producer, Domaine Zind-Humbrecht.

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May 12, 2016

Winemaker's Lunch with Massaya

Join us in the Spectator boardroom for another in our series of Spectator Winemaker lunches with Sami Ghosn of Massaya, the celebrated Lebanese winery and arak distillery.

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April 12, 2016

Winemaker's Lunch with Beltrán Domecq

Join us for the Spectator Winemaker's lunch with Beltrán Domecq.

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March 16, 2016

Winemaker's lunch with Chivite Family Estates.

Join us for the Spectator Winemaker's lunch with Julian Chivite of Chivite Family Estates.