We were delighted to host our 19th Annual Portfolio Tasting this February at the Army & Navy Club in London. The exquisite 'Grip the Grape' tasting event took guests on a journey of German wine discovery. With over 120 wines on offer, they were spoilt for choice and there was something for everyone - from sparkling Sekts and full elegant Spaet to racy Rieslings and divine sweet wines.
Guests had a chance to delve deeper into the world of wine production and learn more about how they are crafted directly from the winemakers themselves, who'd joined us from Germany. There were two newcomers to The WineBarn event - Bischel and Groebe from Rheinhessen. The winemakers were able to guide guests through the regions' unique climates & soils, grape varieties, cellar techniques and more.
We were touched to get some wonderful feedback from our guests;
“Superb tasting courtesy of The WineBarn. Some amazing Rieslings on display, especially from Dr Von Bassermann Jordan in Pfalz and Jakob Schneider in Nahe. The real highlight though was Griesel Sekt. Pitch perfect sparkling wines from a winery that seems to have sprung from nowhere. Could drink these all day, every day.” - Darren Smith
“I was blown away by the stunning wines at last night’s ‘Grip the Grape’ tasting by The WineBarn. One of my highlights was the Dr Bassermann Jordan Deidesheimer Hohenmorgen, Riesling Aulese 2012. Decadent with lashings of honey, dried apricot and candied lime aromas.” - Corked Blog
“An enjoyable evening at The WineBarn’s ‘Grip the Grape’ event. A great selection on tasting, a broad range of wine making and wines styles." - Cabernet Kirsten
"I tasted some lovely wines and greatly enjoyed myself - nice to have a change of horizon as I have been rather immersed in Chablis recently.” - Rosemary George (Master of Wine)
"Thank you Iris. Ollie and I had a great time and tasted some real gems. It is a really fantastic portfolio that you have and we look forward to exploring more of it in the future." - Harry (London Shell Co.)
If you were unable to make this event, worry not, The WineBarn run regular portfolio wine tastings. For our forthcoming events click here.
The London Shell Co. team and Iris Ellmann from The WineBarn (below).