WINEMAKER TASTING WITH HERDADE DOS GROUS
Okay, It’s been far too long since we’ve done one of these - before even the pandemic and all that followed it, but I think that the Spring of 2023 is the right time to get some tastings back on track.
Mark is keen to get these going on a regular basis again and so am I - we’ve missed talking drunken nonsense with you guys away from the formal shop setting.
For our first tasting in five years we will be joined by Mafalada Vasques, winemaker at Herdade Dos Grous - stalwarts of our Portuguese shelves and one of the most extraordinary wineries I have had the pleasure of visiting.
In the heart of Alentejano, Dos Grous is surrounded by olive groves, orange trees, cork oaks and picturesque white villages. They have been at the forefront of sustainable and minimal intervention winemaking way before such things became trendy (first place I ever spotted a concrete egg in the wild) The wines are fantastic and I am very excited to hear all about them from the woman responsible.
For our first tasting in an age, we wanted to do it somewhere down in Leith to promote the new shop and we are delighted to have booked a spot at Argonaut Books.
A bookshop might not seem the obvious venue for a wine tasting, but if you’ve ever shopped there, you’ll know what a wonderful space it is.
It’s all happening TUESDAY APRIL 18th - Things kick off at 8pm. Tickets are available HERE and over the counter in both shops - they will set you back £20 for seven glasses of wine, a few nibbles and lots of chat. (we have room for two dozen of you)