Posted by Phil Innes, July 2nd, 2015

31 Days of German Riesling Wine Tasting

What better way to celebrate the warm weather than to taste some of the most refreshing white wines in world? Germany is certainly one of the best white wine producing countries in the northern hemisphere and produce many of the world’s best Rieslings.

People are always astounded by the quality of these wines and even more so by the incredible value they represent compared to many other top wines of the world.

We will discover six stunning wines from various regions of Germany whilst simultaneously showcasing the spectrum of ripeness levels within the wines.  Come along and find out why so many wine merchants and wine lovers adore this grape and country combination so much!

When: Wednesday 29th July 2015

Where: Loki Wine Lounge

Price £10 per person

*Tickets are non-refundable

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Posted by philinnes, June 25th, 2015

Categories:   Wine Tasting Events

Charles Smith Washington State Wine Tasting

Charles Smith has been a pioneer in Washington State wine making over the past 3 decades. He has had a colourful life being a band promoter in Scandinavia as well as self teaching himself in wine making – which culminated in him winning American wine maker of the year in 2014.

His wines have now developed legendary status with eye catching labels and a number of international awards making them the most awarded Washington State producer, with Loki customer favourites KungFu Girl Riesling and Boom Boom Syrah. During this tasting you will be guided through these legendary wines and get to experience the vast array of wines that Charles Smith make. These wines are massively appealing as well as being complex, the wines all follow Charles Smiths philosophy of “It’s just wine. Drink it!”

When: Wednesday 19th August 2015 at 6:30pm

Where: Loki Lounge

Price: £20 per person

Pre-Order food for the tasting:

Cheese Plate:

Charcuterie Plate:

*Tickets are non refundable.

 

Posted by philinnes, June 1st, 2015

Cocktails at home masterclass

With the ‘Platinum Age of Cocktails’ upon us, there are mixed drinks and cocktails everywhere you look. Cocktails at home teaches you how to mix simple yet delicious cocktails at home without the need for fancy equipment.

No need for expensive equipment; put down those recipe books and get some real hands on experience with 0% failure rate. Beautiful ingredients make beautiful cocktail, with just a little bit of know how…

You will assemble four cocktails from scratch learning the how’s and why’s of great mixology from an award winning veteran bartender with over 10 years experience behind bars.

Each cocktail will be explained from A to Z with in depth knowledge regarding history, construction and technique covering a range of styles and techniques from aperitif to digestif with all points covered in between.

Discover your inner bartender with our ‘Cocktails at Home’ course and that glass of wine after work, just might turn into a Manhattan!

Robert Wood is a former Drinks International Bartender of the Year and Cocktail Challenge Supreme Champion with over 10 years experience running high end cocktail bars across the country, including a number of high quality venues in the Midlands.

When: Thursday 30th July 2015 at 7:00pm

Where: Loki Wine Lounge

Price: £45 per person

*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

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Saturday 25th July 2015

*Tickets are non-refundable

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 -

15th August 2015

*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

*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 27th June at 12:00, £25 Per Person:

Monday 13th July at 18:00, £20 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 25th, 2015

Categories:   Wine Tasting Events

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 was previously 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

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*Once Purchased tickets are non-refundable

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