At your place or a private dining room, treat your ‘hen’ to frivolous afternoon of great wines, great food and a little learning on the side!
Hen’s parties can be customised to a sit down dinner (or lunch) format, or a stand-up cocktail style event.
Clare will advise on the venue, customise a theme to suit (Champagne anyone?), select the wines, organise the menu and host the event. Clare will treat your guests to an introduction to wine appreciation after receiving sparkling on arrival.. Each wine is poured in sequence, with Clare introducing the wine; its history, origin and character – in addition to some ideas to match it with charcuterie or cheese. After a short presentation for each wine, the guests are left to mingle, taste and discuss the wines, try them with cheese and continue their own conversations. There is ample space to integrate speeches or games as this format is inherently casual and flexible . Each guest receives a customised booklet with details on the wines, the cheese and plenty of inspiration to continue on with.
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SEEKING SOME THEMATIC INSPIRATION??
Below are just a handful of theming examples The Humble Tumbler has presented in past events. Obessed with Spain? Love German Riesling? We can find the wines to suit any theme!
Australia V Italy
The gloves are off! Italy has about eight centuries worth of winemaking history on the locals but who will come out top? Compare and contrast old & new world wines made from the same grape variety in this comparative – and sometimes controversial masterclass.
Wine Appreciation 101
Fuzzy on the fundamentals? Get back to basics in this condensed version of The Humble Tumbler four week course. Explore grape varieties, wine growing regions, winemaking and wine style – by tasting and talking about some of Australia’s premium wines.
A Virtual Tour Through Champagne
Champagne? Oui, oui s’il vous plait. Spend an afternoon tasting and learning about Champagne in all its glory! This masterclass guides you through a tutored tasting of some of the Champagne’s finest. Discover how Champagne is made, explore the different styles, learn how to describe the wines & how to purchase confidently. *Extra charges may apply due to the high cost of Champagne
Exploring Alternative Varieties
Still finding it tricky to distinguish your Vermentino from your Verduzzo from your Viognier? This masterclass focuses on the newer grape varieties to our shores – exploring an eclectic range of both reds, whites and sparkling. Learn about the origin, style, taste and regions for each of these varieties.
Red Wines of the World
Would you like a steak with that? From elegant cool climate Pinot Noir to powerhouse Cabernet Sauvignon, this masterclass guides you through a tutored tasting of Australian and international red wines. Learn about red wine grape varieties and their traditional regions, discover the red wine making process, learn how to describe flavours and styles and explore the diversity of red wine around the globe.
Wine and Food: The Essentials
Spend an afternoon exploring the fundamentals of wine and food matching. How? By eating and drinking of course! This masterclass delves into the fascinating world of food and wine matching– looking at key elements such as weight, style, heat, acidity, sweetness & saltiness. Taste a range of premium wines together with a thoughtful selection of delicious edibles. **Catering is quoted separately
White Wines of the World
Did someone say Chablis? Yes Please! Explore the wonderful diversity of white wines from around the globe in this white wine masterclass. Learn about white wine grape varieties and their traditional regions, discover the white wine making process, learn how to describe the flavours and styles and how to buy the right wine for the every occasion.
Le Tour De France
Not just a bicycle race! Get your sailor stripes and red Beret on for this masterclass on all things French and vinous. Enjoy a virtual wine tour through the main wine regions in France. Start with Champagne, wander down to Chablis, stroll through Burgundy, get lost in the Rhone; sunburnt in Provence and muddy in Bordeaux.