Social Evening – Virtual Wine Tasting

Virtual Wine Tasting

As a social activity, with chance to catch-up and try some wines in an informal environment, we will be running a virtual wine tasting at 4pm on Friday the 14th of May, after the conference.

The idea is that, prior to the wine tasting, attendees purchase four types of wines (grape varieties) in advance of the session, and then at the session Dr John Dunning (DipWSET, French Wine Scholar) will conduct an informal tutored tasting of the wines.

The wines that we will be tasting together are:

  • Pinot Grigio
  • Pinot Grigio Blush (Rosé) – or any other type of rosé
  • Merlot
  • Malbec

Ideally, it would be great if we could all obtain the same specific wines (indicated below) to taste, so that we are trying the exact same ones, but you don’t have to obtain all the wines to join the session, and you can bring along similar wines if you prefer – or just enjoy the social by obtaining your own wine(s)!

The specific wines that we will be using are all available from Sainsbury’s supermarket (and some other shops/supermarkets) – total cost less than £10, for four 18.7cl bottles:

  1. Mondelli Pinot Grigio (Italy) 18.7cl – £2.20 (white wine)
  2. Mondelli Pinot Grigio Blush (Italy) 18.7cl – £2.20 (rosé wine)
  3. McGuigan Estate Merlot (Australia) 18.7cl – £2.45 (red wine)
  4. Trivento Reserve Malbec (Argentina) 18.7cl – £2.45 (red wine)

Please note, although this is a wine tasting event you do not have to consume alcohol to participate, so feel-free to bring along soft-drinks if you prefer (you can also engage in the wine tasting through just the senses of sight and smell, without actually consuming them).

Whether you know a lot about wine, or nothing at all, the emphasis is on fun and socialising, with some learning about wine thrown-in!

We look forward to seeing you for the social and tasting on the 14th at 4pm.

If you need any further information, please get in touch.

Kind regards,
John Dr John Dunning

Key Dates

October 2020
First call for papers
Submit a Paper

Monday 22nd February 2021
Final date for submission of papers and poster presentations for review

Monday 8th March 2021
Reviews returned to authors

Monday 5th April 2021
Final paper submission

Monday 12th April 2021
Final papers to conference organisers

Wednesday 12th to
Friday 14th May 2021