Posted by philinnes, September 18th, 2014

Categories:   Wine Tasting Events

Natural Wines Tasting

We have been given the opportunity to to a very last minute Natural Wine tasting (Next Thursday) 25th September at 6pm. We will be featuring 8 Natural Wines from some of the most dynamic young producers in the world at the moment. Don’t worry these wines are not the kind that give Natural Wines a bad press, these are genuinely great wines in there own right, they just happen to be made with very little human intervention and as naturally as possible, this includes low Sulphur, Organic practices, as well as limited fining and filtration. The tasting will be hosted by Alvaro Ribalta one of the leading advocates of Natural Wines. This is a great opportunity to try some of these fantastic wines, and they provide wines that are quite unique, and allegedly give you less of a hang over! As this is so last minute, we are setting a special price of £10 per person.

When: 25th September 2014 at 6pm

Where: Loki Wine Lounge

Price: £10 Per Person

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*Tickets are non-refundable

Posted by philinnes, September 8th, 2014

Categories:   Wine Tasting Events

Bordeaux Wine Tasting Dinner at Annexe restaurant in Birmingham

We haven’t done a dinner for a while, and I have been threatening to do a Bordeaux dinner since Loki opened, so I am delighted to announce our first pairing with last year’s Trip Advisor Restaurant of the year in Birmingham, Annexe. We have created a four-course menu that will work perfectly with these great wines. We will be guided through the evening by Romain Montagnac from Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion & Montagnac Collection, where he will take you through a tour of the stunning wines of the region including the iconic Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion. The ticket price is £60 per person which includes a reception drinks, wine (more than one per course) with each course and a 4-course dinner.

Annexe has been one of the top rated restaurants on Trip Advisor consistently since opening, and as one of Birmingham’s hidden gems I thought it was a great fit for Loki. They excel in their French style cuisine in a relaxed yet sophisticated venue for those seeking the upmarket nostalgia of vintage café-society. A great venue to host a Bordeaux dinner!

Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion is a little-known neighbour of Châteaux Haut-Brion and La Mission Haut-Brion in the Pessac-Léognan region of Bordeaux, Les Carmes Haut-Brion is a jewel of a property, positioned on the same bank of gravel (graves) as its more famous namesakes.

When: Wednesday 29th October 2014 drinks reception from 6:30pm (Dinner at 7pm)

Where: Annexe Restaurant, 220 Corporation St, Birmingham, B4 6QB

Price: £60 per person

Sold Out!! – We may have more tickets to release at a later date e-mail: for the waiting list.

*Tickets are strictly non-refundable

Posted by philinnes, August 20th, 2014

Categories:   Wine Tasting Events

Allegrini Wine Tasting

I am delighted to invite Anastasia from Allegrini vineyards, for a wine tasting in Birmingham. Allegrini have been one of the top family producers since the 16th century, and have been critical in turning the Valpolicella region into a world renowned wine region and they were instrumental in the improving of standards to create the now iconic Amarone wine.

Their wines have won more awards than I have space to mention, but their Amarone is particular is the jewel in the crown having got over 90 points in every year since 1995, all the other wines have always scored highly and have won collectively over 100 awards in the last decade. Their influence doesn’t just stop at Valpolicella, over the last decade they have developed multi-award winning estates in Tuscany and produces internationally renowned super-tuscans.

This is a rare opportunity to try one of the most iconic Italian producers.

When: 28th October 2014 at 6:30pm

Where: Loki wine lounge

Price: £20 per person

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*Tickets are non-refundable


Posted by philinnes, August 14th, 2014

Categories:   Wine Tasting Events

Langley’s Gin Tasting & History of Gin Masterclass

We have been promising to do another Spirits Masterclass after the success of the last one, and at last we have our first Gin Tasting hosted by Birmingham’s very own multi award-winning Langley’s Gin. The Gin is made in Birmingham, and has been one of the most talked about spirit launches of this year, and we are delighted to host them here at Loki for a tasting that will involve trying the Gin (of course), but also include a perfectly made Gin & Tonic and two other classic cocktails all made under the expert eye of Carl Hawkins, one of Birmingham’s most renowned cocktail makers. Carl will then take you through a masterclass on the history of Gin (yes it has a very interesting history) and also talk you through how to make a killer Gin cocktail.

This is last minute, but such is the demand for Gin at the moment I suspect this will sell out quickly, so don’t leave it too long to get a ticket.

When: Thursday 28th August 2014 at 6:30pm

Where: Loki Lounge

Price: £15 per person

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*Tickets are non-refundable

Posted by philinnes, July 29th, 2014

Categories:   Wine Tasting Events

Paringa Estate Wine Tasting

Paringa Estate were one of the highlights of our trip to Australia in January, they are one of the most iconic estates in Australia, and are real collectors items and rightly command high prices.

The Estate has something for everyone, soft Pinot Noir that is comparable to some of the finest in Burgundy, through to Shiraz which has the perfume and elegance of the great Northern Rhone wines. They are one of the most awarded boutique wineries in Australia, and their limited production makes it extra special that the owner & Winemaker Lindsay McCall is coming all the way here to talk through the fabulous wines, he is not a career winemaker and actually started off hos working life as a teacher, and I feel his down-to-earth and engaging way he talks about his wines really opens you up to his famous marvellous vineyard.

Paringa are one of the few vineyards to get a 5-Star rating overall in James Halliday’s Wine Companion: 

When: Monday 1st September 2014 at 6:30pm

Where: Loki Wine Lounge

Price: £20 per person

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*Tickets are non-refundable

Posted by philinnes, July 9th, 2014

Categories:   Wine Tasting Events

Idiom Vineyards Wine Tasting At Loki Wine

I am incredibly excited and delighted to have Roberto Bottega from Idiom vineyards here to host a wine tasting at Loki wine. A lot of you will know these wines as they are some of our most popular premium wines in the shop and we have developed a huge following for these wines. Not only are we one of the only places who stock this incredible wines in the UK, but the wines are some of the most interesting new world wines around, one customer even described the ‘Bordeaux Blend’ as “The wine equivalent of crack”. I think they produce wines that are up there with the worlds best, but also are true to their Italian roots by producing Nebbiolo, Sangiovese and Barbera wines as well as international varieties. This will be the last time for many years that a member of the Bottega family come to visit the UK, and this is not a wine tasting to be missed.

When 21st July 2014 at 6:30pm

Where: Upstairs at Loki Wine Birmingham

Price £15 Per Person

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Posted by philinnes, July 5th, 2014

Categories:   Blog

31 Days of German Riesling Focus

As many of you will know, Riesling is one of my favourite if not favourite grape varieties, so I thought I would get Loki involved in #31DaysofRiesling promotion run by wines of Germany. I thought it would be a great opportunity to promote the diversity and value offered by this fantastic grape variety, and also to show the diversity that not only Riesling as a variety can offer, but how Riesling interacts with different soils to produce vastly different tastes.

Throughout July we are going to be featuring 4 different German wines on tasting in the Enomatics, as well as offering free corkage on all German Rieslings. Can’t say fairer than that. so take the opportunity to try these wines, I think a lot of you will be surprised when you try them.


Posted by philinnes, June 17th, 2014

Categories:   Wine Tasting Events

Georgian Wine Tasting

I am delighted to announce our first Georgian Wine Tasting at Loki. These wines  are pretty much as adventurous as you get, however I think the wines show particularly well and are exactly the type of wine that we at Loki want to promote. It is only a matter of time until these wines become more popular, and as you know we love to get in before they become mainstream.

Georgia is one of the oldest wine producing regions in the world and is the most sought after country from the old Soviet Bloc, these wines are quite often aged in traditional clay pots (a technique that many new world producers have started experimenting with) and the wines offer a real contrast to more common modern wines. I am personally massively looking forward to this tasting.

Where: Loki Wine Lounge

When: Tuesday 22nd July 2014 at 6:30pm

Price: £10 per person

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Posted by philinnes, May 22nd, 2014

Categories:   Wine Tasting Events

Loki 2nd Anniversary Party

It is that time of year again where we celebrate another year of wine drinking excess with a big party, and we plan on making our party bigger and better than last year.

First up we are ticketing to include food this year, so we have teamed up with our friends Clarke & Lee who in my opinion are one of the finest cooking duos in Birmingham at the moment, their mix of Oriental and English fusion is inventive and fantastic. Every ticket includes a glass of fizz, and with the food ticket you will get two of Clarke & Lee’s legendary Pork Bao (trust me these are amazing), there is also a vegetarian Bao which I have on good authority is also stunning.

We will be taking over the arcade from 5pm, we will have as usual lots of drinks promos, give-aways, and a few other things planned (we will reveal later).

When: Saturday 14th June 2014 at 5pm-11pm

Where: Loki Wine

Ticket for entrance with food & drink on arrival – SOLD OUT

Ticket for entrance with vegetarian food & drink on arrival – SOLD OUT

Ticket for entrance & drink on arrival – SOLD OUT

Posted by philinnes, May 20th, 2014

Categories:   Wine Tasting Events

Last Minute German Wine Tasting

I have been given a very last minute opportunity to host a German wine tasting for a limited number of people on Thursday (22nd) May – Yes that’s in less than two days time! This is a great chance to try some fantastic German wines (10 in total) and as it is very last minute we are only charging a nominal £5 for the tasting. We have very limited places so book quickly.

Location: Loki Lounge

Time: 6:30pm

Date: 22nd May 2014

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