Our wine tasting sessions are back by popular demand, and we are pleased to introduce our new partner: Androuet! Starting in October, our new season will make you discover the great wines of France, one sip at a time, during 16 sessions taking place in our listed library or elegant lounges.
Each session starts at 7.00pm and lasts about 2 hours. We aim to make them as informative as possible: you will taste six specially selected wines and during certain sessions, an accompaniment of delicious cheeses.
Supported by Androuet
|Money No Object||13 | 05 | 13||Special Tasting|
|Sparkling Wines||03 | 06 | 13||Regular Tasting|
|Blind Tasting||17 | 06 | 13||Cheese & Wine Tasting|
Sandy Leckie worked for a number of years as a development manager in industry. In 1994, feeling the need for a change of direction, he set up his own business specialising in the provision of training for new entrants to the wine trade as well as wine consumers. Now trading as The Wine Education Service Limited, this business has grown to become one of the biggest independent wine schools in Europe, running courses at all levels throughout the UK and organising wine tastings for private and corporate customers. He recently founded Wine Voyages Limited, specialising in wine tourism.
Sandy holds the Wine & Spirit Education Trust Diploma, and is an accredited international educator for French wines. He is a member of The Association of Wine Educators and Circle of Wine Writers and judges at the International Wine Challenge, Wine Magazine’s annual competition to find the best wines on the UK market.
Master Cheesemongers and maturing experts, the House of Androuet was established in Paris in 1909. Their London boutique and restaurant are based in Spitafields, a great place to eat out for lunch or dinner. They serve the best cheese & charcuterie board, burgers, main courses and a selection of nibbles, starters and sandwiches. Their menu features cheeses they sell in the shop, and is conceived and cooked using the freshest ingredients sourced from the best quality suppliers.
|Wine Tasting Sessions||Price||Members|
|1 Regular Tasting||£30||£27|
|1 Special Tasting||£36||£33|
|1 Cheese & Wine Tasting||£42||£39|
|3 Regular sessions||£84||£75|
|3 Special sessions||£102||£93|
|3 different sessions||Book 3 different sessions at the same time
and receive a discount of £2 per session.
How to enrol
Please note that booking and payment are to be made at least 3 weeks in advance. Please call first (020 7871 3522) to check availability before sending your payment.
Once completed, please return this form with a cheque made payable to the Institut français to the Marketing & Communications Department, Institut français, 17 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2DT.
Your booking is confirmed once payment is received. You will receive confirmation of your booking one week before the session. Please read the terms and conditions carefully.
Terms & Conditions
The Institut français reserves the right to refuse reservations.
The Institut français reserves the right to change or cancel any wine tasting session due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of a cancellation, bookings can be exchanged for another similar session but we regret that money may not be refunded.
The Institut français is unable to offer refunds on bookings once paid for.
The Institut français cannot accept responsibility for unforeseen changes in customers’ circumstances that may prevent attendance.
Money No Object
Mon 13 May 13 | Special Tasting
Wine is one of the oldest luxuries in the world. So, when money is no object, what are the best wines to be enjoying? Discover how they get the very best ratings and what lies behind the designation ‘Grand Crû’ with a selection of six wines, including a Condrieu by Paul Jaboulet Aîné (0207 449 4120, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Mon 3 June 13 | Regular Tasting
Champagne is synonymous with celebration, style and elegance. But there are many quality sparkling wines made in other regions of France using the same grape varieties and method of production. Can we tell the difference between Champagne and other sparkling wines? The bottles will have their labels covered.
Mon 17 June 13 | Cheese & Wine Tasting
So, can you now tell your Chablis from your Chardonnay? Have some fun as we try to place wines in their regions without prompting, and look at the qualities that led us to that decision.