Burnt Wine


February 26, 2013 by Emma Bentley


Every month I open the front door of Burnt Cream HQ and welcome a group of people to taste a selection of my favourite wines. Unlike “Burnt Food”, where the emphasis is on the food, these “Burnt Wine” evenings put the spotlight on some interesting, hard-to-find wines.

Emma works in the wine and spirits industry and therefore has un-paralleled access to some of the most superlative of wines from all over the world. She is often out visiting the vineyards – her frizzy afro was last sighted in Tuscany, sitting under a fig tree, outside the tasting cellar at Colombaia…

Previous themes have included: “Sweet and Sticky,” “Mosel Rieslings” (presented by Alexander Zulch from Vins Vivants) “Burnt Wine looks East”, “Under The Tuscan Sun” and “Naturally French.” 

Held on a Sunday evening roughly every month, the price may vary between 25€ and 50€ per person (depending on the quality of the wines.) This kind of wine tasting will typically cost you around 100€, but the fact that it is held in my own home means I can drop the price. Places are limited to a maximum of 8 people per session* and will be conducted mainly in English. These evenings are great opportunities for you to increase your knowledge about wine and ask any questions you’ve never had the opportunity or have been too afraid to ask.

OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 2015: a series of three evening sessions designed to further your knowledge of French wines and their terroirs.

More here.

* If you already have a group of thirsty friends (maybe you’ve got people visiting you from out of town, and you’d like to do something a little different) I can also host a private wine tasting around your requirements. Ping me a message to talk further.


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  1. […] first one is being held in my apartment – where I often hold supper clubs and wine tastings, if you didn’t already know – but I’m hoping that as time goes by, other people […]

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