Fed up of staying in? Missing those long hot days on the continent with a fabulous cold glass of wine in hand? You may not be able to travel at the moment, but we can help out with the wine.

Treat your tastebuds to a virtual wine tasting trip to La Rioja on the Iberian Peninsula of Spain, via Zoom. We have organised a fabulous evening of wine, fun and company for you.

The cost is £65 per registration. This includes the delivery of three different 75cl bottles of Rioja wine to your front door and a £25 donation to Katharine House.

How do I sign up?

Please fill in the form below and pay the £65 registration fee.

Each person who registers will be sent three 75cl bottles of wine - one white, one rosé and one red - directly to your door, which is more than enough for two or more people to enjoy proceedings. You can register as many times as you like, if you would like more wine.

By registering for the event, you will be agreeing for us to share your address and phone number with the organisers, Unique Wine Safaris and Rutland PR. This is so that they can deliver the wine to you safely. We will send you an email containing the Zoom link to join the event nearer the time.

What will happen on the evening?

You will be joining fellow wine lovers to be regaled by our hosts as they take us step by step through the tasting of three specially chosen wines.

The evening will be hosted by Phil Humphries, a wine expert with over 25 years’ experience. Phil delights in bringing the joy of wine to people with enthusiasm and promises you an evening filled with good wine and good company.

We will also be joined by Juan Diez from Tierras de Murillo, live from the winery in La Rioja, Spain, as both Phil and Juan share their passion and knowledge and take us on a vinology adventure.

The evening will be interactive with opportunities to contribute and join in as Phil talks us through the smells and tastes of the chosen wines. You will be able to ask Juan questions as he joins directly from his home in Spain.

There will also be a raffle and prizes during the evening and for each case of wine purchased from Unique Wine Safaris, the hospice will receive an additional £15 donation.

What wines will be tasted?

All wines are from the San Esteban winery, the first cooperative winery in the DOCa (Denominación de Origen Calificada) Rioja classification. The cooperative is made up of 350 members who cultivate more than 500 hectares.

Rioja is one of only two winemaking regions in Spain to have received the prestigious DOCa classification. During the evening, we’ll be sampling very versatile white, rosé and red wines, suitable for most foods, especially Spanish dishes.

COVID-19 restrictions

After 17 May the government is aiming to lift restrictions so that you could have six people indoors to share this evening, should you feel like it. Alternatively, why not invite your friends along via Zoom and enjoy the evening together remotely?

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