New Laugh and Learn tasting evening calendar 22/01/2021
The wine tastings are finally back!
They will be online only - as “real live” ones are still not permitted.
Spirits tastings were already possible online and have been quite successful, but for wine it has been a bit of a problem to organize: we couldn’t realistically ask you to open 6 bottles in one go, by yourself at home…
Well, here is what we came up with: you WILL open 6 bottles in one go by yourself at home…but with a new accessory, the “Guardavino” spray bottle. It prevents an opened bottle from oxidizing without impairing the taste or aroma of the wine. This spray bottle contains a naturally occurring gas which does not impact the environment or the user’s health. Each bottle holds up to 50 doses. You will thus have a chance to enjoy your 6 bottles for up to 4 weeks after opening!
So, for the Laugh & Learn wine-tastings we will sell a 6-pack of 75 cl wine bottles, and with your first order, a bottle of Guardavino will be included (price 19.50 €). The total cost of the wine box and the tasting is 120 €.
Like the previous spirit tastings, we will keep using Zoom. We will send you a link and password the day before the tasting. The wine and spirit packs will be available early February and can be collected up to one day before the tasting, but if you choose home delivery, keep in mind we’ll need a few days for shipment.
There will be no changes to the Laugh & Learn spirits tastings. The price is 30 € per pack of 6 x 3 cl samples of the spirits featured during the tasting.
All packs are available for purchase on our website (insert « laugh » in the search box) and can either be delivered (with a delivery fee) or picked up at the shop. You can also just order by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Focus on grape varieties 1: A comparison of the world’s 6 best known and revered grape varieties.
-> Friday 12 February
Focus on grape varieties 2: There are so many grape varieties that focusing on only a few of them is not fair or nowhere near complete. So, in this tasting you will discover 6 unusual, uncommon but very interesting varieties that should not be neglected.
-> Friday 26 February
Unusual South America
South America has a firm foothold in the wine world. Some wines and grape varieties have become ubiquitous icons. But South America has more to offer than only Argentinian Malbec and Chilean Cabernet. There are many hidden gems to discover. (Mostly red wines)
-> Thursday 4 March
Islands, because of their isolation and geological diversity leading to unique terroirs, offer some of the most distinctive and inimitable wines.
-> Thursday 18 March
Smoky and temperamental, smelling like an ashtray or a recently extinguished campfire, or even smoked bacon! Peat is all that and more. Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned whisky drinker, you will either love it or not. So if your tastebuds aren’t afraid of strong, hot-tempered flavours, join us for this explosive tasting.
-> Thursday 18 February
Whisky New wave of craft distilleries
It’s an exciting time for whisky. New distilleries emerge regularly and everywhere in the world. Most start out small and make high quality small batch spirits. Discover some of the most noteworthy in this tasting.
-> Thursday 25 February
Agricole Rum: pure sugar cane juice !
-> Thursday 11 March
Bourbon & Rye
American whiskey is much more varied and diversified than initially perceived. Both bourbon and rye whiskies are booming in sales. New distilleries are popping up everywhere. Discover why these spirits are so attractive.
-> Thursday 25 March