Where? The Wine Society, Gunnels Wood Road, Stevenage, SG1 2BT.
When? Aperitif: 12.30 to 13.00 Lunch: 13.15 to 15.00
January is actually quite a calm month when it comes to the best wine fairs, but this doesn’t stop the guys at the Wine Society in Stevenage. This is the best of the wine events we could find outside of the city and although it’s hardly far away, it could be well worth the journey.
This establishment has a stunning cellar showroom where one can learn all sorts about the 144-year history of the venue. A quite staggering two million bottles of wine can be stored at the eco-friendly fourth warehouse at The Wine Society, making for a rather intriguing wine event.
Once you safely negotiate the historical and cultural aspect of this event you can enjoy a quite beautiful four course lunch, freshly prepared using only the finest local fayre.
All the meals are designed specifically to complement the excellent wines on offer. At the end of the meal, a member of the in-house expert tasting team will give a talk on the day as a whole and be on hand to answer any questions you may have on the venue or the wines.
All in all, not one to be missed and this exciting instalment of your January wine calendar could well set you on the way to a perfect 2018.
That concludes the Octavian Vaults guide to wine events in January 2018. As the year gathers momentum, we will of course be on hand to advise on more events just like these, not just in London but across Europe and indeed the world. If you liked this article, be sure to check out some of the other fine wine guides we have here at the Octavian blog.