Category Archives: Local Tastings

Bin21 Hexham Tasting

Last month Bin21 Hexham put together its first local tasting since opening its doors in December 2011, only a year and a half since owner Patrick (Paddy) Eyres first started in Morpeth in October 2010. The Tynedale tasting was organised … Continue reading

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Tim Atkin at EAT! NG

This summer sees the return of the EAT! Newcastle Gateshead Festival for 2012 including the Wine Fair that will help finish it off on Sunday July 29th. As usual the Newcastle Wine School, founded by local wine professional Chris Powell, … Continue reading

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Bin 21, a Tasting to Remember

Remembrance Day saw Patrick Eyres of Bin21 put together an 11/11/11 tasting in Morpeth Rugby Club bringing together a cadre of suppliers to show off a wide range of wines to all comers. I initially heard of the event through … Continue reading

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Carruthers & Kent 1st Annual Wine Fair

Carruthers & Kent’s 1st Birthday party finally arrived at the end of October with a grand suppliers’ wine tasting downstairs in As You Like It  in Jesmond. As the company was formed in mid 2009 this may sound a little … Continue reading

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A Whites only evening

It’s unusual to go to a wine tasting where it is a red free zone, but that’s what Alistair Stewart of Richard Granger Fine Wines decided for an evening of aromatic white wines, showing a selection of Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, … Continue reading

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A Wine Festival for 2011!

The region has a wine festival for 2011, but it’s not the one we expected! After the success of the 2010 North East Wine Festival in Corbridge over a sunny June weekend I know there was a strong intention to … Continue reading

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Wine Society Summer Tasting

Last week The Wine Society came to town with a tasting at The Royal Station Hotel in Newcastle. The theme was Loire and Beaujolais, a summery focus as both regions produce light, fresh wines. As usual the tasting was held … Continue reading

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PortoVino Summer Tasting at the Biscuit Factory

Portuguese wine retailer PortoVino, run by Alan Holmes and Paul Raven (fellow NEWTS), held their summer tasting at the Biscuit Factory in Newcastle last Thursday evening (can there be a better venue for a tasting than an art gallery?). I … Continue reading

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