3rd July 2013
Dr Loosen & Rudolf Fürst wine tasting (Hosted by Matt Giedraitis from Dr Loosen)
Dr Loosen and Rudolf Fürst are two legendary producers in their regions of Germany, Loosen in Mosel and Fürst from Franconia. Loosen have been family owned for over 200 years and under Ernst Loosen have become one of the most prestigious vineyards in the world. Many people have tried to replicate their style using low yield, and balancing acidity with sweetness in perfect harmony. Fürst from Franken have been producing wine on their estate since 1653, they generally produce a dryer style German Riesling and provide a great comparison with the Loosen wines; this is a rare chance to try some of the greatest misunderstood wines.
Ticket Price £15
Loki Wine Merchant is up for another award, this time in Harpers wine and spirits magazine in the new/emerging business category. This follows on from our success at OLN wine merchant of the year awards and making it to the final three wine merchants in the country. We are down to the final three for this last award so fingers crossed for the award ceremony on the 20th May 2013.
We also have a bucket load of tastings coming up this summer, these include Peter Lehmann on the 17th July, Dr Loosen and Furst on the 3rd of July, Luigi Bosca on the 10th September, along with two unconfirmed events so far, but they are set to be big ones, so watch this space….
Info on these tastings are available through our events page or in store.
17th July 2013
Peter Lehmann Wine Tasting at Loki (Hosted by Joe Roberts – Peter Lehmann wines)
This Peter Lehmann wine tasting at Loki is set to be one of our most exciting tastings yet. We will be focusing this tasting on their premuim wine range, which include some of the most awarded wines in Australia. Wines on tasting will include the legendary Stone well Shiraz which is a wine that needs no introduction and in the 30 years Peter Lehmann have been running has been at the forefront of Aussie Shiraz. Also the multi award winning Masters Semillon and Wigan Riesling which are two of my favourite wines. This tasting is not one to be missed.
Also as an added extra we are including some wines from the Hess Collection (Lehmann’s sister vineyard in California) – These wines are top draw as well.
Ticket Price £15 (there will also be £5 off purchases on the night)
We have some great new wines on tasting this week at Loki wine Birmingham, and don’t worry those of you who missed the 1985 Talbot last week (I didn’t realise they would all sell out in 3 days!) I have another super 1985 coming on tasting… Cos d’Estournel 1985 will be in the machines from the 18th April 2013. I also have some of my favourite wines going in the machines at the moment including:
- Man O War “The Exiled” Pinot Gris - truly one of my favourite examples of Pinot Gris, rich, full bodied and fresh.
- The Legendary Chemin de Moscou from Domaine Gayda – Iconic wine, rich full bodied, but still classic, a great Southern French wine.
- The Chocolate Block – Back to form in the current vintage, another iconic South African wine on tasting. (more…)
Sorry for being away from the blog for a while, just been so busy at Loki, and with my holiday in the New Year – I’m sure all of you have heard about my escapades in South Africa. There are lots of things going on over the next month or so at Loki, the most important is my birthday on the 15th March, so I expect lots of people down on that Friday to celebrate with me as I will be working and also working the next day on Saturday! There may be some birthday treats for people on that day…. (more…)
Tuesday 10th September 2013
Luigi Bosca Masterclass (Presented by Soledad Martin)
Luigi Bosca are one of the most important wine producers in Argentina, and have been 100% owned by the Arizu family from the outset. Their focus on quality is unprecedented and they have managed to develop a range spanning from top-quality entry level wines such as their Finca La Linda ranges, all the way through to some of the best new-world blends in their ‘Gala’ Series. In this tasting you will be guided through the history of this legendary vineyard whilst trying an array of top class Argentinian wines.
There will be a comprehensive selection of wine on tasting including:
Finca La Linda Torrontes
Los Nobiles Chardonnay
Finca La Linda Malbec
Luigi Bosca Reserva Malbec
Gala 1 (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc)
Gala 2 (Malbec, Petit Verdot & Tannat)
Luigi Bosca Noble Gewürztraminer
Ticket Price £15
All Tickets are available for purchase at Loki or on-line
Thursday 6th June 2013
Ken Forrester masterclass (Hosted by Ken Forrester)
Ken Forrester has been at the forefront of winemaking over 20 years and has cemented this reputation by being one of the most awarded wineries in South Africa. One of Ken’s major achievements is as the ‘founder of South African Chenin’ , where he has taken Chenin Blanc to a new level with his premium FMC wines. He is also known to be one of the fore runners in Organic farming in South Africa. This is a tasting not to be missed, and is bound to be entertaining as Ken is one of the most passionate owners I have met.
Ticket Price £15
All Tickets are available for purchase at Loki
Tuesday 27th November 2012
Champagne Deutz Masterclass
Deutz are an original Grand Marque Champagne House, and are one of the leading small producers in Champagne. They are one of my favourite houses because they produce wines of such clarity and cleanness and have stayed away from the mass produced style that some other houses have adopted. This is a great chance to try through the range of great Champagne.
Deutz Brut Classic NV
Deutz Blanc de Blancs 2004
Deutz Brut Vintage 2006
Deutz Brut Rose NV
Cuvee William Deutz 1999
I have an exciting new event planned for the Christmas period, both of them are pretty last minute but well worth it. The first one is a Cognac masterclass on the 7th November hosted by Sophie from Maxime Trijol, one of my favourite cognac houses. They are family owned, and produce rich and pure cognacs. This tasting is only £5 and you get to try Cognacs with combined bottle values of well over £200; Bargain I think! (more…)