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London Wine Events & Tastings

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August 12-16
The Great British Beer Festival will return August 12-16, 2014, featuring more than 900 cask and bottled ales, ciders and foreign beers. Olympia London has been set as the venue. Tickets cost £10 for each day or £26 for a season pass for non-members (prices are £8 for each day or £22 for a season pass for members). For more information, visit
October 6-12
London Cocktail Week is scheduled to return October 6-12, 2014. This celebration of spirits includes The Whisky Show and RumFest, as well as bar tours, master classes, tastings and cocktail competitions. For more information, visit

The Fine Wine Experience Ongoing
The Fine Wine Experience company features regular events such as wine tastings, wine tours and their six-part Introductory Wine Course in a fun, relaxed environment. For more information, visit, email The Fine Wine Experience, No. 105, 8 Shepherd Market, London W1J 7QE, 44 0 20 7692 0602.
Instead of wine, make it a whisky tasting. Albannach has a 200-strong list, and offers regular whisky tastings. Get the lowdown on how whiskies are made, and how each individual flavor and characteristic sets it apart from its rivals at their three master classes, each focusing on a different flight of malts. Classes start at flight one, an introduction at £30 per person; flight two explores various regions and different wood finishes (£35 per person); flight three takes you to the smokey, strong tastes of Islay (£40 per person). They're held on the first three Tuesdays of the month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, visit Albannach, 66 Trafalgar Sq., London WC2, 020-7930 0066.
Christie's Wine Course, created by Michael Broadbent and Steven Spurrier, covers classic varietals, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon-Semillion, Cabernet-Merlot, Rhone Valley and Mediterranean grape varieties, and sparking and dessert wines. Courses are offered throughout the year, with each course running for five weeks and meeting each Tuesday at 6:45 p.m. For more information and to register, visit Christie's Education, 153 Great Titchfield St., Westminster, London, 44 0 20 7665 4350.

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