Festive Events Calender

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Over the next few weeks we have a wonderful selection of Wine & Spirit evenings in store at Le Mouton Rouge. 
Thursday 20th November 
- Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Bar – Free Entry – 7:30pm – 10pm
It’s that time of year again, so to launch the fantastic wines from this year’s Beaujolais Harvest we have selected three top producers of Beaujolais Nouveau to showcase. We will also be introducing our Wine Bar evenings by selling some selected wines by the glass in a lovely social and informal evening.
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Friday 21st November 
- Champagne Tasting – Taittinger - £15 per ticket – 7:45 – 10pm
A truly exciting event featuring one of Champagnes most prestigious houses, Taittinger. Founded in 1734, based in the town Reims and recently the champagne of choice for the World Cup. Join us in sampling six exquisite sparkling wines, learning the complex history of the region with an in depth look at the wide range and different styles of Champagne that the house of Taittinger produces.
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Friday 28th November 
- Whisky Tasting – Compass Box – £15 per ticket – 7:45 – 10pm
Our regular whisky tasting have been warmly welcomed by loyal whisky fans. For our next session we will be taking focusing on exceptional premium blended whisky, made by a master of his craft, John Glasser of Compass Box. His small range of whiskies encompass the entire spectrum of aromas and flavours of the whisky world, each with a very distinct style. A great opportunity to learn a little more about the fine art of blending.
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Friday 5th December 
- Gin Tasting – Anno Gin & Hand Crafted, Small Batch –  £15 per ticket – 7:45 – 10pm
One of the great local spirit producers, Anno from Marden, Kent, will be in store to enlighten us on the methodology of modern day gin production, showcasing their traditional, sloe and cranberry gins. We will also be looking at the history of gin production and sampling a few other small batch, premium gins from the UK with a couple of special hard to find Scottish gins on offer.
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Friday 12th December 
- Fine Wine – Big Reds – £20 per ticket – 7:30 – 10pm
A mouthwatering selection of fine wine and big reds, need we say more… Whether it’s Mature Claret or top Aussie Shiraz we will have a terrific selection of some of our favourite wines from our winter selection open to sample. We are pretty excited by this one and making a final selection is going to be tough, is it Chianti or Barolo, Pommard or Nuits St Georges, either way it should be a real treat…
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Saturday 13th December
- Beer Tasting – Xmas Beers & Meet the Brewer – £15 per ticket – 8 – 10pm
Following on from the success of last months Green Hop Beer Tasting, we have put together a wide selection of different Xmas Beers to get stuck into, plus a chance to meet the guys from Time & Tide,  a rising star in Kentish brewing. Featuring beers that are warmly spiced, rich and full bodied, hailing from Kent and further a field this should be jolly night indulging in some hand crafted beer of the highest quality.
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Friday 19th December
- Xmas Whisky Tasting – Big Names, Rare Releases – £20 per ticket – 7:45 – 10pm 
A sumptuous selection of winter warmers. Back to the world of single malts, putting out some of our favourite distilleries side by side, but perhaps as you’ve never seen them before. If you’ve tried the likes of Dalmore, Balvenie & Lagavulin then this should be a real treat, as we have unearthed some rare releases from the Scottish vaults. 
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With plenty planned, hopefully we’ve found something to suit each pallet, in what should be a very enjoyable run in to the festivities. If you would like any more information or to reserve yourself a spot on any of the evenings please, send us an email, give us a call or pop in to purchase some tickets!
 
We hope to see you all very soon.
All our best wishes 
Marion & Jamie
 

July 18th: Summer Wines & A Taste of Burgundy

Apologies for the short notice but we are happy to announce that we will be holding our first official “in store” wine tasting next Friday between 7.45pm and 10pm.
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Our summer selection is full of delicious,thirst quenching wines, including some ravishing fizz, well rounded crisp whites and light, dry Provence Rose’s. Ideal refreshment for those hot heady days of August either in the picnic hamper, as an aperitif in the garden or paired with seasonal food dishes.
We are pleased to say that a small showcase of some stunning Burgundy wines will also be open to sip and enjoy.
There will be limited £15 tickets available for this event, as our small shop will not be able to house as many as previously at the Refectory. So please get in touch to reserve a place or two.
This should be a cracking little night with lots to chat about & taste, plenty of fun and familiar faces plus a nice intimate setting.
We hope to see you all soon.
Marion & Jamie

Friday September 19th: Whisky Tasting: Campbeltown Malts

Friday 19th September: 7:45pm – 10pm
@ Le Mouton Rouge
£15 adv tickets
We are happy to announce the return of our whisky tasting sessions, starting with an in depth look at the history of Campbeltown malts.
 
imgresCampbeltown sits on the Mull of Kintyre peninsula protruding from the western coast, during the mid-1800s it was the epicentre of Scotland’s distilling industry, with 28 distilleries at one stage in the 1830s. Today, however, this number has dwindled to just three: Springbank, which also produces the peated Longrow and the unpeated Hazelburn; Glen Scotia; and recent addition Glengyle, home of Kilkerran malt.
Campbeltown whiskies are a curious mix. Characteristics include a defined dryness with a pungency, smoke and a solid salinity,  ‘mist rolling in from the sea’. It is the proximity to the coast that gives the whisky its salty tang.. Imagine a cross between the Lowlands and the Western Highlands with a pinch of salt thrown in for good measure. 
 
With some fascinating whiskies to try and lots to discuss this should be a belter of a tasting.
 
Please email or phone us to reserve your spot, otherwise do pop in to the store to purchase a ticket.

Meet the Brewer & Green Hop Beers: Friday 17th October

Beer Tasting: Friday 17th October
Meet the Brewer & Green Hop Beers
@ Le Mouton Rouge – £10 adv tickets – 7:45 – 10pm

We are delighted to announce that the first of our Beer Tastings will focus on local ales and green hop beer! To be held in store next Friday we are lucky enough to have representatives from four of the best local breweries in the business: Wantsum, Gadds, Canterbrew and the Canterbury Brewers.2014-10-07 19.48.29

Kentish Brewers are fortunate to have access to some wonderfully locally grown hops and thus can produce fresh “green hopped” beers at Harvest time, a real treat for Beer enthusiasts.

We will be taking an in depth look at how Green Hop beers are now taking Autumn by storm, how bottle conditioned beer can differ from cask ale and we will be introducing each of our featured breweries and trying a selection of their favourite bottled beers.
canterbury_alesThe World of Craft Beers has exploded over the last decade and here is an ideal opportunity to find out a little more about what’s involved in making great beer and how this has all come about.

Places are limited in our small little wine shop so to avoid disappointment please get in touch via email or phone asap

Champagne Tasting: AYALA

Champagne Tasting: AYALA
Thursday 6th November: 7:45pm – 10pm

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We have a few last minute tickets available for the first of our November Tastings tomorrow night.

We are delighted to have a wonderful Champagne house visiting us tomorrow called Ayala. From the town of Ay, Ayala is one of the original twenty six Grandes Marques Champagne Houses and dates from 1860. Pioneers of a delicate, drier style of wine during the second half of the 19th century, the wines are renowned for precision and finesse.

An exciting prospect for sure!

We have two other fantastic wine evenings ahead in November, including Beaujolais Nouveau and Taitinger, plus our monthly whisky tasting. For more details please get in touch or pop in to the store.

Friday September 12th: our first English Wine Tasting

Friday September 12th: 7:45pm – 10pm

@ Le Mouton Rouge Wine Merchants
Tickets: £15 per person

We are delighted to announce that our first English Wine Tasting will feature one of the most influential and outstanding English Wine producers as special guests: NYETIMBER.

This is a rare event and an amazing opportunity to learn about the world of English wine…

Nyetimber is situated in the heart of West Sussex, on what is regarded as a perfect site for the production of sparkling wine. The estate was founded in 1988 and now has eight carefully selected vineyards across Sussex and Hampshire, producing some breathtaking fizz! 


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We will be tasting the full Nyetimber range. An ideal way to learn the intricate and subtle differences between their Brut, Demi-Sec, Blancs de Blancs, Single Vineyard and Rose, all sparkling! We will be discussing cool climate wine production and the benefits of Southern England’s climate and soil type.
As an added bonus to this tasting we will also have one of London’s most innovative and dedicated brewers, showcasing a lovely beer inspired by the urban bee-keepers of London: Hiver – honey beer!
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Please reply via email, call (01227 451422) or pop into the store to reserve your place!
 
All our best wishes
Marion & Jamie