Annual Claret tasting (2014 vintage)

6 November 2018 , 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM  | London

Tickets are now on sale for Institute’s most eagerly anticipated tasting of the year – the Annual Claret tasting.

We will be showcasing the 2014 vintage of the Grands Crus Classés from the Médoc, Pessac Léognan, St Emilion and the top Pomerol estates, including most of the First Growths and their Right Bank equivalents.

The annual walk around tasting is a rare opportunity to review one vintage of Bordeaux two years after bottling and compare wines of the highest quality across all Bordeaux’s top appellations. Given the high prices of the vintages that followed, 2014 represents a vintage of particular commercial interest. As previous years, there is the option to taste the wines blind.

Date: 6 November 2018

Location: Vintners' Hall, 68 Upper Thames St, EC4V 3BG, London

Price: MWs £45, MW students £50, general admission £85

Session 1: 0930–1145

Session 2: 1145–1400

Blind tasting: 0930–1400


1. Select the BOOK NOW below

2. Invoice number box: Insert your FULL NAME followed by CLARET18 (e.g. SALLY SMITH CLARET18)

3. Payment description box: Insert the session you would like to attend (SESSION 1, SESSION 2 OR BLIND)

4. Enter the payment amount. If you are purchasing multiple tickets enter the total amount for all tickets. You will be contacted at a later date to provide all attendee names.

5. Enter payment details and proceed to checkout.

Note: This is a paperless event therefore you will not be required to print a ticket. The name you provide when registering will be the name on the guest list and you may be asked to show ID. If you are purchasing tickets for friends or colleagues please contact Belinda Eaton ( to provide details.



Want to know more about the tasting? Watch last year's film below.



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Past trips and tastings

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