We love Port, especially at Christmas where we usually consume more in the winter months than the rest of the year combined. Port is a really misunderstood style of wine, with a multitude of different styles, flavours and quality. This means that even if historically you have not enjoyed Port it will be worth trying as we will be joined by João Vasconcelos from one of the top Port producers Symington Family Estates, owners of Dow’s, Graham’s Warre’s, Cockburn’s, to name but a few houses. The quality of these wines is second to none and will show you some of the incredible breath and style of Port wines.
During this tasting you will receive 5x 200 ml of Graham’s Port and try all three styles of Port wine: White, Ruby & Tawny, whilst being guided through them by the Loki team and João. You will learn about how the different styles are produced, the history of Port, as well as learn about what makes the Douro one of the most exciting (and picturesque) places for wine production in the world, and also and why this unique style of wine was created in this area.
You will get FIVE 200ml bottles, one white port, two ruby ports, and two tawny ports for this tasting which is live at 6pm on the 5th December.
This recurring event will be hosted by both Phil the owner and Paul the wine educator, plus Will the owner of Anderson & Hill, giving you a unique chance to experience a tasting with both wine experts at Loki, and a cheese expert.
To make it simple for you, for this tasting you just need to buy the wines from us, then purchase the cheese to match the wines.The cheeses this week are: Morbier Jacquerin, Ossau Iraty – with sour cherry, Colston Bassett Stilton.* If you can’t get the Anderson & Hill cheese you can try to find: Gruyere, Cheddar, Stilton.
Collect from either store You can collect the cheese & wine on the week of the tasting from either store from 2 pm on Wednesday -4:30 pm on Saturday for free by selecting the free collection from store option at the checkout.
If you live within 5 miles of Loki you can select the option to get 300 grams of cheese (approximately 3×100 grams of each cheese) of delicious Anderson & Hill cheese delivered with your wines. Or we deliver on Wednesday’s to Solihull & surroundings, Thursday to Stourbridge & surroundings, and Friday to Sutton Coldfield.
If you live outside the 5 miles we can ship you the wine via UPS express delivery (usually 1-3 days), however as we cannot guarantee that the wines sent via UPS will be delivered in time for the live tasting, we will be providing everyone with the video of the tasting afterwards. Unfortunately we cannot ship the cheese out via UPS.
The format of the event
The live video will happen from 6pm on Saturday and will last for at least one hour. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions you have during the event, please use the live chat and talk to us and will relay the messages to the speakers.
If you cannot make the live video we will send everyone a recording of the event usually around 2 hours afterward the end of the tasting, so you can enjoy the tasting at a time convenient for you.
Price: £55 which includes the 5 x 200ml bottles of Port and the hosted wine tasting – This should be enough for up-to 3/4 people depending how much you want to drink!
Cheese from Anderson & Hill: £10 for 300 grams of cheese (approximately 3 x 100 grams) – We will match one cheese per style.
Latest order for delivery within 5 miles is Friday at 2pm, and for further afield is Thursday at 2pm.
Delivery will usually be fulfilled on the Wednesday, Thursday or Friday before the tasting.
*Due to availability of products during the Covid crisis, wines and cheese are subject to change without notice.