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Hidden in Plain Sight with Demetri Walters MW – A two-part series | Tuesday 22nd June and Friday 25th June

Part 1 – Whites 

We know about the changes in fashion, and these extend to the world of wine. The net results are a great many wines that aren’t at the forefront of recognition, but that may be well-known and celebrated in their own right. They are part of the vinous path less trodden.

In this session of a two-part wine tasting series, Demetri Walters MW examines some classic white wines that, for one reason or another: war, socio-political upheaval, fashion, a change of drinking habits, have been eclipsed by other regions, styles of grapes. They are the wine enthusiast’s friends, and rightly deserve more time under the spotlight. Meanwhile, they remain hidden in plain sight.

Wines to be tasted:

Barthenau, Vigna S. Michele, Pinot Bianco, Hofstatter, Alto Adige, Italy 2018

Au Bon Climat, Wild Boy, Chardonnay, Santa Barbara County, California, USA 2018

Mullineux, Granite Chenin Blanc 2018

Condrieu, Côteau de Vernon, Vernay, Rhône France, 2017

Tyrrell’s VAT 1 Semillon, Hunter Valley, Australia 2009

Riesling Spätlese, Scharzhofberger, Egon Müller, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany 2001

Part 2 – Reds 

In this, the second session of a two-part wine event series,’Hidden in Plain Sight’, Demetri Walters MW examines some well-loved red wine styles that have, along the way, been overtaken in the fashion stakes by more popular wine styles. Each of these wines are, in their own right, classic, though not necessarily well-known beyond enthusiast circles. They are, however, cherished by those in the know, who value their historical significance, cellaring potential and sheer drinkability.

Each, to varying degrees, have been victims of the shifting sands of wine-drinking fashion. Despite this, all of them possess an iconic status in our affections.

Wines to be tasted:


Freestone Occidental, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, California 2017

Alvaro Palacios, L’Ermita, Velles Vinyes, Priorat Spain, 2017

Sadie, Treinspoor, Swartland 2017

Flaccianello della Pieve, Tenuta Fontodi, Panzano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy 2012

Cornas, Domaine Auguste Clape, Rhône, France 2007

Almaviva, Maipo Valley, Chile 2009

Tuesday 22nd and Friday 25th June
St James’s Room
18:30 – welcome drink on arrival
19:00 – seated workshop to begin
£350 per ticket, ticket is entry into both events

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