Virtual Wine Tastings With London’s 67 Pall Mall
Rather than simply drink wine, a pastime responsible for huge increases in wine sales during the first UK-wide lockdown, why not take a lesson in wine tasting from the professionals? Virtual wine tasting events have become omnipresent this year, with options like the US’s brilliant Aperture for private tastings and the UK’s Nyetimber for corporate tastings. But most interesting is London’s 67 Pall Mall wine club. A grandiose private members club for wine lovers, renowned for lavish wine tasting experiences with exclusive wines and meticulously selected food pairings, and now open for virtual members. Once one becomes a virtual member, a lengthening itinerary of remarkable virtual masterclasses is available to book. Each comes with a selection of wines delivered in hand-labelled 75ml sample bottles with a warm mark temperature tag (to indicate any unacceptable temperature conditions during transit), a tasting mat and full instructions for storage bringing a little of Pall Mall’s sumptuous exclusivity into the locked-down home. Upcoming events include a fascinating virtual tour of German Pinot Noir (Spätburgunder) with Anne Krebiehl a German-born London based freelance wine writer, and a Christmas Charcuterie and Wine pairing with the excellent Islington-based Cobbled Lane Cured for something a little more food-focused.