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October 8, 2021

Wynn's Coonawarra Winemaker's Lunch - SOLD OUT

Founded in 1891 in Coonawarra in the Limestone Coast of South Australia, Wynns is renowned for its blockbusting, age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignons grown on the region’s Mediterranean-like terra rossa or red soil and we will taste a mouth-watering quartet to included Wynns The Siding Cabernet Sauvignon, Wynns Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon, Wynns Michael Shiraz and Wynns John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon (vintages TBC).

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November 5, 2021

Valentine Warner Chef’s Wine Lunch

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November 11, 2021

Chateau Musar zoom tasting

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November 19, 2021

Beaulieu Vineyard Winemaker's Lunch - SOLD OUT

Beaulieu Vineyard – known to its many devotees simply as BV – is one of the most celebrated of all California wineries. Founded in 1900 in Rutherford, Napa Valley, its majestic single varietal Cabernet Sauvignons and Bordeaux blends are hugely sought after and, in the company of sales manager Guy Roughley, we will enjoy the Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon, Tapestry Reserve Red Wine and Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.

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November 25, 2021

Ambriel zoom tasting

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November 26, 2021

Domaine Chanson Winemaker's Lunch - SOLD OUT

Founded in 1750, Domaine Chanson has long produced exceptional, handcrafted Burgundies exclusively from Premiers and Grands Crus vineyards. The Domaine was bought by the Bollinger family in 1999, their investment and expertise raising standards even higher and cementing Domaine Chanson’s status as one of the finest of all producers.

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November 26, 2021

Domaine du Grand Mayne Winemaker's Lunch - SOLD OUT

Domaine du Grand Mayne is a multi-award-winning artisan winery in the Côtes du Duras, near Bordeaux, which, thanks to hugely successful crowd-funding, is owned by a community of some 900 canny wine lovers. Head winemaker Mathieu Crosnier will introduce selected vintages of the Domaine du Grand Mayne Sauvignon Blanc, Domaine du Grand Mayne Réserve Sauvignon/Sémillon, Domaine du Grand Mayne Rosé, Domaine du Grand Mayne Merlot/Cabernet and Domaine du Grand Mayne Réserve Cabernet/Merlot and – with luck – the estate’s delectable sweet wine.

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December 17, 2021

Martin Vander Weyer Christmas Wine Lunch

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November 9, 2018

Winkemaker's Lunch with Domaine de Trévallon

Join us in the Spectator boardroom on Friday 9 November 2018 for the next in our series of Spectator Winemaker Lunches with Ostiane Dürrbach from the legendary Provencal wine estate: Domaine de Trévallon.

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October 12, 2018

Wine Cruise

The Spectator, in association with Private Cellar and Thames Leisure, invites you to join Low Life correspondent Jeremy Clarke and drinks editor Jonathan Ray for a spectacular day of cocktails, claret, clays and cruising on the River Thames on Friday October 12.

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September 26, 2018

The Spectator Wine School 2018

Join us for The Spectator Autumn Wine School, an eight-week introduction to wine and spirits.

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August 10, 2018

Ginmaker's Lunch

Join us in the Spectator boardroom on Friday 10 August for a very special distillers’ lunch with Kathy Caton, MD of multi-award-winning Brighton Gin and Amanda Saurin, leading Sussex apothecary and botanical distiller.

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July 27, 2018

Winemaker's Lunch with Château Léoube

Join us in the Spectator boardroom on Friday 27 July 2018 for the next in our series of Spectator Winemaker Lunches with Jerome Pernot, overseas sales director of Château Léoube, the Provencal estate famed for its organic red, white, rosé and sparkling wines, and olive oils.

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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.