Posted by philinnes, May 25th, 2015

Maverick Australian Wine Tasting

Maverick vineyards has been described by James Halliday as ”An outstanding winery regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and typicity, with a 5 star rating for at least 3 consecutive years” and has been thought of as one of the top boutique producers in Australia, with both reds and whites achieving notable success.

The evening will be led by Maverick’s eccentric and charismatic winemaker/owner Ron Brown, where we will be tasting through a selection of their award winning wines, including their Trial Hill Riesling which was named as Decanter New World White Wine of the Year, and the legendary Greenock Rise Shiraz which is consistently rated as one of the top wines in Australia. This vineyard used to be used to make Penfolds Grange, but Maverick decided to use these amazing grapes to produce their own superstar wine.

Over half of their vines are over 100 years old, which gives the wines massive concentration, and their philosophy means that all their wines are Biodynamic, and I think offer extraordinary value for money.

When: Wednesday 10th June 2015 at 7pm

Where: Loki Lounge

Price: £15 Per Person

To Purchase Tickets Follow this link: https://billetto.co.uk/en/events/maverick-wine-tasting-at-loki

*Once Purchased tickets are non-refundable

Posted by philinnes, May 24th, 2015

Gin Connoisseur course

With Gins continued resurgence and new brands coming onto the market every week, which is the right Gin for you, this advanced course to flavour will demystify the marketing and allow you to distinguish the difference in the brands and styles to enjoy your gin to the full.

For the Gin Connoisseur hosted by The Gin’tleman Carl Hawkins, who established the Jekyll & Hydes Gin Parlour and is current Brand Ambassador for Birmingham’s own Langley’s Gin.

You will enjoy an immersive tasting experience of gins flavour spectrum Sampling Dry – Floral – Savoury & Spiced Gins, then Citrus – Sweet – Aged finishing with the worlds only Gin liqueur, sipping neat, then with a variety of tonics and unique garnishes, accompanied with samples of classic Gin cocktails.

Whilst trying the gins you will learn about the botanicals, aroma recognition, production processes of Gin, its colourful history, styles of Gin and ideas for making top class cocktails at home.
We will also provide you with your very own flavour profile analysis which tells you which flavours your palate prefers and which gins – from across the world – might suit you best. Enjoy a 10% discount off all the Gins featured to buy at Loki after your class, plus additional recipes for making homemade English vermouth and Tonic syrup at home to take away.

When: Saturday 23rd May 2015 at 12:30, Saturday 20th June 2015 at 12:30, or Saturday 25th July 2015 at 12:30

Where: Loki Wine Lounge

Price: £40 Per Person

Saturday 23rd May 2015

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Saturday 20th June 2015

Saturday 25th July 2015 – Click on link to purchase tickets::

https://billetto.co.uk/en/events/gin-connoisseurs-course

*Tickets are non-refundable

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Posted by philinnes, May 23rd, 2015

Bluffers Guide to Gin with The Gin’tleman

Our Bluffers guide to gin covers the 4 distinct Gin styles Naval, Old Tom, London Dry, & Distilled, this 90 minute master class will provide the Gin Enthusiast with the tools and knowledge to tackle the world of Gin.

You will start by tasting all four neat, with the first two featured within classic Gin cocktails made from scratch. Finally the last twos styles as Gin & Tonic showing both the classic and modern gin palate which came into emergence in the 21st Century. You will also receive a history of gin incorporating the Gins into a timeline.

The course will provide an array of flavours to compare and contrast providing a framework for you to understand cocktails and the origin of Gins flavour.

When: Saturday 11th July at 12:30, Saturday 1t August at 12:30, Saturday 15th August at 12:30

Where: Loki wine Lounge

Price: £25 Per Person

11 July 2015

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1st August 2015 -Follow link to purchase tickets: https://billetto.co.uk/en/events/gin-enthusiast-course

15th August 2015 - Follow link to purchase tickets: https://billetto.co.uk/en/events/gin-connoisseurs-course-august

*Tickets are non-refundable

Posted by philinnes, May 21st, 2015

Introduction to Italy Wine Tasting Course

Italy is one of the most diverse and misunderstood wine countries in the world. It offers people the confusion of Italian varietals, as well as diverse and confusing wine regions. This course will help to demystify these regions and wines and show you the fantastic broad range of wines available in Italy. From stunning dry whites, to rich bold reds

This course is for beginners and Italian enthusiasts alike, and will give you a no nonsense guide through the fantastic wines that are ever increasing in popularity and are already Loki favourites.

There will be a small food pairing element with the wines, which will give you a snapshot of how well these wines pair with food.

When: Monday 29th June 2015 at 6:30pm

Where: Loki Wine Lounge

Price: £25 per person

Buy tickets here: https://billetto.co.uk/en/events/introduction-to-italy-wine-tasting-course/tickets

*Tickets are non-refundable

Posted by philinnes, May 21st, 2015

Introduction to wine Level 1

Have you ever wanted to learn more about wine? Our highly popular introduction to wine course gives you the basics to start exploring the world of wine. The 2 hour course will provide you with the basics for learning about wine, how to choose wine from a restaurant list, how best to serve and enjoy wine, and a brief introduction to the world of food and wine matching. Of course you will also get the chance to try some amazing wines in the process, as well as a small food matching element. Most importantly the course will be done in our usual informal light hearted approach.

When: Multiple Dates (See Below)

Where: Loki Lounge

Saturday 18th April at 12:00, £25 Per Person:

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Monday 27th April at 18:00, £20 Per Person:

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Saturday 2nd May at 12:00, £25 Per Person:

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Saturday 16th May at 12:00, £25 Per Person:

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Monday 1st June at 18:00, £20 Per Person:

Saturday 27th June at 12:00, £25 Per Person:

*Once Purchased tickets are non-refundable

 

 

Posted by philinnes, May 6th, 2015

Categories:   Wine Tasting Events

England Vs The World Wine Tasting

To celebrate English wine week we have arranged a special tasting where we will pit the very best of English Vs The World. We will be looking at everything England is good at including their still and sparkling wines. You will be guided through what has given English wines it’s reputation for being one of the best cool climate regions in the world. And hopefully change some perceptions of the wines.

When: Tuesday 26th May 2015 at 6:30 pm

Where: Loki Lounge

Price: £25 per person

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Posted by philinnes, March 19th, 2015

Categories:   Wine Tasting Events

Loki presents Tapas at Loki

Loki will be offering a tapas restaurant on a pop-up basis as an introduction to our food, ahead of a planned future food & wine venue.  On these evenings, we will introduce a menu of modern and ambitious tapas style small plates.  These will be designed to match well with our wines on tasting too.

This ticket ensures a seat for the event – for which we anticipate high demand. Please note, one ticket equates to one seat, so do book according to the number of you hoping to attend.

Each ticket is also inclusive of your first plate, and a welcome drink on arrival. Our menu and more surprises will be announced in coming weeks.

When: Friday 22nd May, Saturday 23rd May, Friday 12th June & Saturday 13th June – We will contact you after purchase to book a time for you.

Where: Loki Lounge

Price £10 – which includes arrival drink and your first Tapas dish

Buy Tickets: http://bit.ly/tapas-at-loki-tickets

Posted by philinnes, March 19th, 2015

Categories:   Wine Tasting Events

Loki Pop-up Restaurant – 8 course tasting Evening

Loki will be running a pop-up restaurant at our tasting rooms to offer a very special tasting experience.  We will explore 8 wines, matched with 8 small plates of innovative and ambitious food by Loki.  Hosted by the owner, Phil Innes, this will be an exclusive and intimate evening to explore just some of the incredible wines we stock, in an exciting new format.

Guests are invited to arrive from 7 where there will be snacks available, before the tasting commences at 7:30pm.

Menu and wines will be released in coming weeks.

When: Thursday 21st May & Thursday 11th June at 7pm

Where Loki Lounge

Price £75 per person for 8 course tasting menu with wine

Buy Tickets: http://bit.ly/pop-up-restaurant-tickets

Posted by philinnes, March 7th, 2015

Categories:   Wine Tasting Events

Chateau Musar wine tasting dinner at Simpsons Restaurant

We are delighted to announce that we are hosting a small intimate tasting at Simpsons Michelin starred Restaurant with one of the most iconic wine producers in the world, Chateau Musar. The evening will be hosted by one of the owners of Musar Ralph Hochar (Grandson of the founder) who will guide you through the wonderful (and colourful) history of this vineyard which remains one of the most collected and age worthy wines in the world.

Loki have worked hard with Musar and Simpsons restaurant to devise a 5-course tasting menu that fits perfectly with these outstanding and unique wines, we will be trying wines from their rare rosé wines through to vintage comparisons and old vintages, this is a chance to try some vintages that are not widely available and see how these wines age beautifully, and make exceptional food pairings.

The evening will start at 7pm with canapés and wine in the garden (weather permitting), dinner will commence at 7:30 and will consist of a 5-course tasting menu with wines to match, and finish at approximately 10pm with coffee and Petit Fours.

When: Wednesday May 13th Canapés at 7pm Dinner at 7:30pm
Where: Simpsons Restaurant, 20 Highfield Rd, Birmingham, Edgbaston B15 3DU
Price: £175 Per Person – including service

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*Vegetarian option available on request, please inform us of any special dietary requirements

*tickets once booked are non-refundable

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Posted by philinnes, February 18th, 2015

Categories:   Wine Tasting Courses

Introduction to wine Course – Level 1 (27th April)

Have you ever wanted to learn more about wine? Our highly popular introduction to wine course gives you the basics to start exploring the world of wine. The 2 hour course will provide you with the basics for learning about wine, how to choose wine from a restaurant list, how best to serve and enjoy wine, and a brief introduction to the world of food and wine matching. Of course you will also get the chance to try some amazing wines in the process, as well as a small food matching element. Most importantly the course will be done in our usual informal light hearted approach.

When: Monday 27th April 2015 at 6:30pm

Where: Loki Lounge

Price: £20 per person

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