You pop in to the shop for a quick Picpoul and – an hour later – you’re still there, sipping something you just had to try and discussing the merits of the Corsican native grape varieties or the most successful wine pairing for Twiglets… Sound familiar? What can we say; we don’t just like to drink the stuff, we like to have a good old natter about it too.
We believe that wine is about sharing and socialising, as much as it is about sipping, and what’s more – that everyone has got something interesting to add to the conversation. That’s the inspiration behind Tête À Tête, our new tasting series, where ideas play (almost) as important a role as imbibing.
The first Tête À Tête event is taking place on Thursday 22 March at The Old Cinema, Chiswick, with Master of Wine Liam Steevenson and celebrated drinks writer and Guardian columnist Fiona Beckett leading the conversation.
The topic up for discussion is ‘Alcohol’; its role in shaping the character of the wine we drink and – with a third of us now claiming to be drinking less than we were 12 months ago – if our attitude to alcohol is changing.
We can’t know the exact format the event will take, as the evening will be shaped by the thoughts and feedback of attendees on the night. We can make one guarantee though – there will be lots to sip and plenty to say.
Join the conversation – tickets are just £10 and available to buy online here and in the Borough Wine & Beers shops.
Thank you Nicholas Hughes for the wonderful Tête À Tête illustrations. See more of his work here.