Mindful Wine Tasting
Relax into the moment with Mindful Wine Tasting!

Mindful Wine Tasting

Thursday 21st July 2016, 7-9.30pm

Forget blurred vision – think clear vision! Time to get focused, relaxed and enjoy the present, and what better way than with a glass of wine!

In the run up to the summer holidays, life is probably very busy, making plans and madly organising what to do, where to go, how to entertain the kids for 6 weeks!!! Your head may be spinning with everything you feel you need to sort out but just don’t seem to have time to do! When do you ever just get the chance to sit, relax and be present? Not often I bet.

Here at Guest Wines we appreciate the importance of enjoying the NOW, not just because we have a one year old boy but because we enjoy wine & the lifestyle surrounding wine, and if anything deserves a moment of pure focus and enjoyment it’s when you lift that first glass of wine to your lips after a hard day or week’s work and a waft of what juicy, fruity aromas floats up your nose and tickles your senses teasing you with the flavours that await you.

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As part of our new Third Thursday series of wine experiences at The Biscuit Factory, we have teamed up with Mindful Therapies to offer a truly unique wine tasting experience on the evening of Thursday 21st July in the exclusive & intimate setting of Artisan’s private dining room. It could just change your life forever.
Let us take you on a sensory journey through sight, sound, smell, touch, taste and appreciation whilst discovering five principles of mindfulness, including meditative exercises, and exploring five different wines. Mindfulness is being present, in the moment, intentionally, with curiosity and non-judgmentally.
Discover how tasting wine can be an exercise in Mindfulness and how Mindfulness can offer a new way of appreciating and enjoying what you drink. We promise you will leave re-charged and in charge of the NOW!

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You will also be automatically entered into our monthly prize drawer – this month you’re in with a chance to win a signed copy of Oz Clarke’s Wine A-Z 2016!

Tickets limited to 22 places – now on sale!

 

Mindful Wine Tasting

Looking for a gift for someone who enjoys wine? Why not buy them a gift voucher to attend this wine tasting?

Want to know more about Mindfulness? Then please click HERE to find out more.

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* Notice of any changes to this event will be given as soon as possible.

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English Wine Discovery Tasting

7-9.30pm, Thursday 16th June 2016

£40pp – Tickets now on sale!

Artisan @ The Biscuit Factory

THIS WEEK ONLY – Quote DAD2016 for 10% discount on 2+ tickets

The perfect father’s day gift for any wine loving dad! Why not buy him a gift voucher to attend this wine tasting?

Every week can be English Wine Week* with Guest Wines! Turn your taste buds on with us on Thursday 16th June at Artisan Restaurant where we will introduce you to a range of carefully selected English wines to show off what our fair isle has to offer – Sparkling, White, Red and Dessert wines shall be presented alongside a menu especially designed to compliment the evening’s wines. You will also receive a free copy of English Wine Producers Vineyard Map worth £2.95 as well as be automatically entered into our monthly prize drawer – this month you’re in with a chance to win a signed copy of Oz Clarke’s Wine A-Z 2016!

Following the success of Artisan’s Best of British Showcase Menu on 6th April, where four of our English Wines (Squerryes Brut, Litmus Element 20, Davenport Pinot Noir and Denbies Noble Harvest) were paired with an extremely tasty British Menu and presented in a wine flight, we are excited to give you a taste of more. Artisan proudly serve British inspired menus using the finest regional and seasonal ingredients,  headed up in the kitchen by former North East Chef of the Year winner Andrew Wilkinson.

Limited Spaces! Only 22 places in Artisan’s exclusive and intimate Dining Room – so book early to avoid disappointment! Booking options below!

We are proud to offer as your welcome drink our very own label Guest Wines English Sparkling Rose wine, followed by a guided tasting of 7 English Wines including Sparkling, White, Rose, Red & Sweet wines. If you haven’t tried English before or maybe you have and haven’t been too impressed, then this discovery wine tasting could be the greatest experience you’ll have in 2016!!!

*English Wine Week is a national campaign, designed to raise awareness of English wine across the country through retail outlets – from supermarkets to independent wine merchants, delicatessens to hotels, pubs, bars and restaurants. Vineyards across the country also open their doors to welcome visitors, offering tours, tastings and special offers.  It starts over Spring Bank Holiday, this year 28th May until 5th June and marks the start of the tourist season.

Discover the History of Wine with Oz Clarke,

The Assembly Rooms, Newcastle, Friday 27th November 2015

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Fancy a night out with a difference this Christmas? Dinner with friends, family, work mates? Looking for a different gift idea? This is a great excuse to get your party outfits on and get ready for Christmas!

Indulge in great food and great wine with our Discovery dinner.

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SPECIAL OFFER DISCOUNT 15% OFF BOOKINGS OF 4 OR MORE PEOPLE!!!

Enter Coupon Code SPECIALOFFER when you check out 

Bringing wine to life our guest host is renowned wine guru, TV personality, writer, actor and broadcaster Oz Clarke. Oz’s down to earth approach to the enjoyment of wine brings it to life.

“Geordie Duo” Ruth & Kelvyn Guest of Guest Wines are proud to announce this discovery dinner,

“We love Oz’s no nonsense, down to earth approach to enjoying wine, he brings it to life and makes it entertaining. Exactly what we want to inspire in our customers.”

What better way to celebrate the run up to Christmas than be captivated and entertained by Britain’s most popular wine writer and one of the world’s leading wine experts, with great wine and great food too.

Discover the History of Wine with Oz Clarke on Friday 27th November 2015, in the beautiful Chandelier Suite of the historic Assembly Rooms, one of Newcastle’s oldest and grandest Georgian buildings. Who better to take you on a journey through the history of wine than expert Oz Clarke. From its beginnings in 6000BC in Georgia up to present day controversies which have rocked the whole wine world! Be inspired with tales from Oz’s new book on the History of Wine in 100 Bottles as Oz wines and dines you through history for just £99.

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On arrival, you will receive a sparkling English wine that rivals Champagne to get your tastebuds tingling. Followed by a five course dinner with carefully paired wines, our guest speaker Oz, will introduce to you The History of Wine whilst also sharing some of his escapades in wine.

The menu for the evening will be prepared by Assembly Rooms dedicated team and dietary requirements will be catered for. The dishes will be created especially for this evenings dinner, inspired by the countries and regions that each wine hails from. The 5 wines to match will be specifically chosen by Oz himself.

Corporate bookings for tables of 10 are welcome. Please contact us directly to enquire.

Oz’s formidable reputation is based on his extensive wine knowledge and accessible, no-nonsense approach. His tasting skills have won him an international reputation and he is acknowledged as having one of the finest palates of anyone writing about wine today. He brings a refreshingly unorthodox wit and directness to the subject and has won all the major wine writing awards both in the UK and the USA many times over.

Oz’s frequent TV and radio appearances are broadcast internationally. Oz is well known for presenting on the long running series Food & Drink and more recently he has made three successful BBC Two series with co-presenter James May and appeared as a guest in episodes of James May’s Toy Stories, as well as two series with Hugh Dennis. Not just a TV star, Oz is an actor and singer, appearing in the West End in shows such as Evita playing General Peron and he famously appeared in Superman and Superman II, being the first villain apprehended by Superman in 1978.

Oz’s best-selling books include Let me tell you about wine (2014), Wine Atlas, Grapes & Wines (2014 with Margaret Rand), and Bordeaux. His popular annual guides: Pocket Wine Book and 250 Best Wines Wine Buying Guide are published by Pavilion Books.

Oz can regularly be seen at wine and food events around the world and is also currently touring the UK as one of the Three Wine Men.

So book your ticket now to ensure you don’t miss Oz’s exclusive visit to the North East.

Ticket price just £99! Scroll down to book.

Exclusive offer! 20% discount on Oz’s new book The History of Wine in 100 Bottles (normal retail £20), only available when you book to attend this event! Order here and quote coupon code history offerSimply pick the book up on the night, which Oz will be more than happy to sign for you!

Read more about Oz’s visit to Newcastle last year here.

NEWS – WE HAVE A WINNER!

Congratulations to our competition winner Julie Fletcher who has won TWO PLACES at our Discover the History of Wine with Oz Clarke Dinner plus Sunday lunch at Bonbar plus a signed copy of Oz’s new book.

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Would you like to learn more about what it’s like being a professional wine taster? Learn more about your own wines tastes and what foods work well with which wines? Click here to read more about our special How to Taste Wine with Oz Clarke Masterclass on Saturday 28th November, just £55 including at least 6 wines and food.

VinArchy in the UK! Wine & Dine

VinArchy! 2015 Wine Tasting in Newcastle

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Join us in 2015 at one of our popular VinArchy! Wine & Dine events at Mckenna’s Bistro (Northern Stage), Newcastle, so jump on board! To book scroll down to the bottom of the page!

English Wine Week is a national campaign, designed to raise awareness of English wine across the country through retail outlets – from supermarkets to independent wine merchants, delicatessens to hotels, pubs, bars and restaurants. Vineyards across the country will also be opening their doors to welcome visitors, offering tours, tastings and special offers. Here in Nnewcastle, Guest Wines would like to introduce you to just how good a taste of English wine can be. ​

So to celebrate English Wine Week 2015, we have put together a selection of English wines to go with a 5 course dinner courtesy of McKenna’s Bistro. 

As part of the ‘Big Treat‘, which is taking place in intu Eldon Square on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th May, we will be offering a special discount on ‘VinArchy in the UK’ tickets if you buy them there. This offer will only be available on the 23rd and 24th May.

To book your seat and jump on board make sure that you have your Wine Passport Wine & Dine ticket available for inspection, book below. Single tickets are £60 but buy two or more and only pay £50 per person!

* Please inform us of any dietary requirements when booking.

* Tickets are valid for up to 12 months from date of purchase (unless allocated to a specific event).

* A full refund of purchases can be given on Wine Passports 48 hours prior to a booked event, in the case of cancellation after 48 hours no refund will be available. Alternatively, you can transfer you your ticket to another event as long as you notify us more than 48 hours before a booked event. We cannot offer a refund for any no-shows on a booked event without prior notification (min 48 hours).

* Guest Wines reserve the right to change the date of any of their tasting events if and when unforeseen circumstances arise, however, we will endeavour to ensure that we notify our customers of any date changes at the earliest opportunity. Wine Passports bought for an event where the date may change can be transferred to the rescheduled date.

Celebrate English Wine Week 2015

Wine Tasting in Newcastle

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Guest Wines are pleased to announced that they shall be hosting several events in Newcastle in celebration of English Wine Week 2015.

English Wine Week is a national campaign, designed to raise awareness of English wine across the country through retail outlets – from supermarkets to independent wine merchants, delicatessens to hotels, pubs, bars and restaurants. Vineyards across the country will also be opening their doors to welcome visitors, offering tours, tastings and special offers. Here in Newcastle, Guest Wines would like to introduce you to just how good a taste of English wine can be. ​

Saturday 23rd May to Sunday 31st May 2015 is English Wine Week, so we will be celebrating by showcasing some wonderful English wines at our specially organised events.

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Fancy a free wine tasting? Then why not pop into the Waitrose store at intu Eldon Square, Newcastle on Saturday 23rd of May when we shall be promoting English wines available in store to buy on the day!

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If that whets your appetite for all things English, then come and say hello to us at our stand at the intu Eldon Square ‘Big Treat‘ cookery weekend on  Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th May, where we shall have information about English wines as well as some that you can try!

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To conclude our English Wine Week celebrations, we shall be hosting a VinArchy! Wine & Dine Experience at the Northern Stage with a range of English wines served up with a 5 course dinner, courtesy of McKenna’s Bistro on Friday 29th May. We shall be offering a very special discount to the customers of intu Eldon Square who book their places with us at the ‘Big Treat’ event!

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And if that wasn’t enough, you can also have the chance of getting your mitts on a free bottle of English bubbly simply by entering our ‘Guess the Cork’ competition!

Let’s celebrate! 

 

Pogo into Spring Wines

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VinArchy! 2015 Wine Tasting & Pop-up Bar in Newcastle

To book scroll down to the bottom of the page!

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Pogo into Spring Wines – Wine & Dine EAT! IN Special in Newcastle

Disenchanted with the night time wine scene? It’s time to take action!

Join us in 2015 at one of our popular VinArchy! events held each month at Mckenna’s Bistro (Northern Stage), Newcastle, so jump on board!

To book scroll down to the bottom of the page!

Without premises of our own, we occupy and take over those that belong to others. Share our passion for good wine and let us inspire you to try something different. Experience new wines, new themes, blind tasting games, quizzes and prizes, great food and wines offered by the glass and by the bottle. Sessions last at least one hour. Group bookings are welcome.

February’s tasting, Pogo into Spring Wines – Wine & Dine EAT! IN Special, will focus on sampling a range of refreshing and fruity wines to enjoy with the lighter nights ahead! McKenna’s shall be supplying an array of especially chosen dishes to suit our wines. Guests shall also receive a complimentary wine cocktail upon arrival

  • 7.30pm English wine cocktail for guests on arrival from Jenkyn Place, Hampshire

  • 8.00pm Guests sit down to dinner where an intro is given about the evening

Davenport Horsmonden dry white wine from Sussex

Camel Valley Bacchus 2013 English dry white wine from Cornwall with First Course

Domaine Treloar Three Peaks 2011 French medium bodied red wine with Main Course

Domaine Treloar Muscat de Rivesaltes 2011 French dessert wine with Dessert

  • 9.45pm Round-up evening.

Our Pop-up Bar will also be available to purchase wines by the bottle to take-away. Our wines are sourced from around the world with a fine selection of English & Welsh Wines.

* Please inform us of any dietary requirements when booking.

FAQs

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

You must be 18 or over, ID may be requested.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Northern Stage, located opposite Newcastle University’s Student Union is about 5 minutes walk from Haymarket metro station. There is also parking approx 5 minutes walk away on Claremont Road.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Tickets (Wine Passports) are valid for up to 12 months from date of purchase, an open rover can be used towards any of our events. If you wish to transfer a specific booking, we ask that you give at least 48 hours notice prior to the event you are booked on, unfortunately after this time it is not possible to transfer. Guest Wines reserve the right to change the date of any of their tasting events if and when unforeseen circumstances arise, however, we will endeavour to ensure that we notify our customers of any date changes at the earliest opportunity. Wine Passports bought for an event where the date may change can be transferred to the rescheduled date. 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes please as proof of your booking.

What is the refund policy?

A full refund of purchases can be given up to 48 hours prior to a booked event, in the case of cancellation after 48 hours no refund will be available. We cannot offer a refund for any no-shows on a booked event without prior notification (min 48 hours).

To book your seat on our Pogo into Spring Wines event, jump on board and make sure that you have your Eat-in Special! ticket available for inspection, book below.

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