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Pensons, Michelin-Star restaurant, situated in the Teme Valley near Tenbury Wells, is embracing a new approach to wine tasting via a series of virtual wine tasting events courtesy of their General Manager & Sommelier, Jim Conway, beginning on 5 February.

Wine online
This will offer both wine aficionados and those new to the wine world an opportunity to taste and learn more about wine selection and food pairings.  Delivered via a number of video tastings Pensons Wine Cellar will take you on a  journey of discovery showcasing a curated selection of some of the most acclaimed, exciting and interesting wines from different regions to explore under Jim’s expert and entertaining guidance.

Explore a wide repertoire of world wines
When Pensons is open, guests enjoy the experience of the paired wine flight to complement the dishes on the tasting menu, or the opportunity to select wine choices themselves from Pensons’ diverse and evolving wine list. This includes classic wines from iconic wineries as well as some more unusual vineyards and biodynamic and organic wines, all of which have been chosen by Jim to accompany the flavours in Head Chef, Chris Simpson’s seasonal dishes.

A journey of discovery
Pensons Wine Cellar ‘s first on-line event, The Kings of Italy, is available  from Friday 5th February and this can be enjoyed at a later date in your own time or virtually with friends.  The wine selections are sent out in advance along with a suggestion of simple food pairings to enhance the flavours and notes of the wines during tasting.

The inaugural theme focuses on a collection of Italian fine wines including the three greats, Amarone, Barolo and Brunello di Montalciono as well as Franciacorta, Italy’s answer to Champagne and a blind tasting of an Italian white wine.

During each video session, lasting approximately 25 minutes, Jim will explore a series of 5 wines and each place booked will be a tasting for two for £136. The wines can either be collected from Pensons next Friday or sent via courier.

Your tasting pack will include:-

  • 1 x Half bottle (375ml) of ‘Alma’ Brut Franciacorta, Bellavista, Lombardy, NV
  • 1 x 200ml of ‘Il Favot’, Langhe Nebbiolo, Aldo Conterno, Piemonte, 2015
  • 1 x 200ml of Amarone Della Valpolicella, Brolo Dei Gusti, Veneto, 2011
  • 1 x 200ml of Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, San Polo, Tuscany, 2010
  • 1 x 200ml of Italian White Wine (the mystery wine)
  • The video link to the tasting
  • Pensons notebook & pencil
  • Fact Card for each wine

Places can be booked via the Pensons website or call 01885 410321 for more information. Following this first event, the series of on-line events will explore leading vineyards around the world.

Find out more here




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