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Back to the Old School – Informal Tasting of retro classics


Back in the 1970s and 80s, when everyone had a perm and you didn’t need an Instagram filter to make your photos look over-exposed & out of focus, wine just wasn’t cool. Some people drank first-growth Bordeaux (and only ever called it Claret), some looked for the essence of the Algarve in a bottle of Mateus Rose, and others just had the odd bottle of Chianti in a woven flask on a special night out, but other than that, there wasn’t much around.

Ah, how tempting it is to look back smugly, surrounded by our New Zealand Gruner Veltliners and our hip Georgian Saperavi and feel very pleased with ourselves. But the truth is that wine was always cool, it’s just our perceptions that have changed.

We’re looking back at some of the ‘retro’ classics from a few decades ago – Soave, Chianti, Bordeaux, Beaujolais, Marsala to name just a few – and finding the great examples which will convince you to give them another chance and join us in going back to the old school.

This will be one of our famously fun, informal tastings and an evening of delicious, interesting wines – we just open the bottles and you get stuck in.

Tickets are £15 and available here: http://shop.vinoteca.co.uk/back-to-the-old-school-p-913.html

WINES TO INCLUDE:

RIOJA VENDIMIA 2012, BODEGAS ALDONIA

CÔTES DU RHÔNE ‘CUVÉE DES GALETS’ 2012, VIGNERONS D’ESTEZARGUES

MUSCADET 2012, DOMAINE DU VIEUX PRESSOIRE

VINHO VERDE 2013, ADEGA DE MONCAO

SANCERRE 2013, DELAPORTE

SOAVE CASTELCERINO 2013, FILIPPI

CHIANTI CLASSICO ‘RETROMARCIA’ 2010, MONTE BERNARDI

EGRI BIKAVER ‘BULL’S BLOOD’ 2011, BOLYKI

BOURGOGNE ROUGE 2008, MICHEL CAILLOT

PETIT CHABLIS 2011, BILLAUD-SIMON

ST JOSEPH 2010, DOMAINE DU CHENE

as well as many other favourites…….

Event details

Date Thursday 22 May 2014
Time 6pm to 9pm
Event type Walk-around tasting
Cost £15
Booking required? Yes
Venue details Vinoteca, 7 St John Street, London, United Kingdom