Why Eclipse Wine Tastings?
Eclipse Wine Tastings was formed with one very simple objective- to allow people to club together and purchase the best wines available. By pooling our cash, we are able to source wines that would be cost prohibitive to an individual. Not many would fork out the odd £150.00 to sample the delights of ,say, Cristal, Krug or Dom Perignon. Perhaps you have always wanted to try Chateau D`Yquem but were too afraid to part with such a ludicrous amount of money?
Well, now the risk of huge disappointment is removed . If you do not enjoy one or two wines, you will more than likely enjoy at least another five or six.
Want to attend a Tasting?
We meet at The Old Bell in Malmesbury on a monthly basis where typically we will taste between 8 and 10 wines. There is usually a theme, such as Old World V New world, Horizontal or vertical tastings, Regional variations, Grape V grape, and more “drilled – down” tastings such as Pomerol V St.Julien.
Of course one person`s “fine Wine “could be anothers “Vin Ordinaire”.
What may be awful to one may delight another. So in terms of seeking out the best we can, the tasting group will hunt down those wines that perhaps offer the best example of balance, length and complexity. These will include some of the Worlds` most famous wines , but efforts will be made to bring those wines to the table that also offer outstanding value.
Eclipse wine Tastings does not indulge in membership, have any strange dress codes and positively discourages flowery language. No preference is given to the tasting experience or knowledge of the individual.
The cost of attending our wine tastings is between £30 and £50 a head, depending on the tasting menu.
We will taste wines with a combined value of eight times the ticket price.
Please get in touch if you fancy a fun and highly informal evening .
The Old Bell, Malmesbury
Very enjoyable event at an excellent location. The host was very knowledgeable and the wines were interesting for their variety. It was fascinating to be able to compare tasting notes with the other attendees. I am very much looking forward to attending future events and broadening my palette further. Keep it up!
Great evening. Really enjoyed experiencing the wine, learning about the producers and meeting like-minded folk. Friendly banter and a very informal feeling made for a cracking evening. 10/10.
Really enjoyable evening, look forward to the next.
Another enjoyable and hugely informative evening. I got to taste some wines that I had always wanted to try but couldn’t really justify the expense. All in all a real treat. As the great wine critic Arnold Schwarzenegger said “I’ll be back”.
Would never have bought any of the wines we tasted so great way of exploring new and vintage labels. Great company and great fun and looking forward to the next one in the journey to finally find my regional wine preference.
Great evening, great wines and great company! Ideal venue too!
Fantastic evening! A great opportunity to taste and discuss some amazing wines in a friendly informal setting. Looking forward to the next event.