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The Wine Olympics

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A case of six wines to accompany Tom Cannavan’s ‘The Wine Olympics’ tasting

THURSDAYS 20 & 27 JUNE 2024

Tasting ticket purchased separately via this link

It comes but once every four years, so we thought we’d invite you to be the judges at our very own ‘Wine Olympics’. As always the focus is on tasting and learning about a range of excellent wines, but for inspiration the 2024 Paris Olympics seemed a good place to start.We’ve taken the top 12 countries in the all-time Olympic league table, stripped out those where the wine industry is too small or wines unavailable, and have come up with our Wine Olympics contenders. We’ll be tasting the wines and discussing them as normal in our sessions, but at the end of the day you will have a chance to rank the six wines in order. That will decide our gold, silver and bronze champions. How closely will that resemble the outcome in Paris this summer?

Representing ITALY, we have a Frizzante Bianco. This gently sparkling wine may come from Prosecco country, but its secret weapon is that Chardonnay makes up a significant portion of the blend. Will that give it a winning edge? Our dry Riesling from GERMANY comes from producer Hanewald-Schwerdt, whose Pinot Noir went down a storm at a recent tasting, so they are on form. Completing the grid for week one, FRANCE. I’ve chosen a Gamay, a grape that sometimes lurks under the radar, so could it cause an upset in 2024?

Week two begins in HUNGARY, and an example of the new thinking with a bone dry table wine made from the classic grape of Tokaji, Furmint. AUSTRALIA’s strong record might well be upheld by our Chardonnay. Australia has produced so many great swimmers over the years. Will this one sink or float to the top? And finally, from the very top of the all-time greatest list, the USA and a Californian classic: Zinfandel. Can we expect a power-play performance?

The tasting runs over two sessions from 7pm – 8.15pm each evening. The ticket price covers both sessions and is per household, not per person.

To enjoy the bottles over several days, use the Winesave pro preservation system

Free collection from any WoodWinters store or delivery to mainland UK for £9.95

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£70.00inclusive of Duty and VAT

The Listening Station Chardonnay 2023

Deliciously bright and citrussy Chardonnay from cool Australia

Good stock

Cline Lodi Zinfandel 2021

Classic and classy Californian zinfandel

Good stock

Uva Non Grata Gamay 2021

Crushed red berries with the scent of peony and violet

Good stock

Hanewald-Schwerdt Riesling Auf Der Pochel Trocken 2022

Two Riesling worlds coming together.

Good stock

Ats Dry Furmint 2022

from one of Hungary's top winemakers

Good stock

Terre dei Buth Frizzante Bianco Special Cuvee NV

Outstanding notes of white flowers and a fresh palate

Good stock


What do I pay for delivery?

Orders under £150 are charged an initial £9.95 incl. VAT.

Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly.
Orders under £190 are charged an initial £12.00 incl.

All stock bought from Bond will be charged at delivery cost as quoted by the bond. As this varies dependent on the location of the wines and ultimate destination this will be quoted to you at the point of billing for VAT and duty.

And can we change order.

Deliveries are normally between 09.00 and 17.00 Tuesday to Friday and a signature is required on receipt of delivery. (We do not ship on a Friday for Monday delivery unless specifically requested to do so).

A shipping confirmation email will be sent when your order has been processed and shipped. You will be sent a further email and/or text with a delivery time slot and a consignment number along with instructions on how to amend this if required.

If you are out a card is left, with an instruction to call the local depot to re-arrange delivery. Alternatively, you can inform us to “leave safe”, “leave with a neighbour”, “leave in garage” etc. and we will pass this information onto the courier. Please remember that, in accordance with our Terms & Conditions, alcohol will only be left with persons over 18 Years Old.

A shipping confirmation email will be sent when your order has been processed and shipped. You will be sent a text with a delivery time slot and a consignment number along with instructions on how to amend this if required.

We use Mailsafe packaging and double walled cardboard boxes for secure shipping of all bottles. Clear labelling marked FRAGILE is applied and all our despatches.

UK mainland deliveries are overnight from confirmation of despatch with the exception of the following postcodes where deliveries are made on a 2 to 5 day service from despatch : 

IV 3 to 11, IV14 to 28, IV 40 & IV 51 to 54, IV 63. KW 1 to 3 & KW 5 to 14. PH 33 to 41