Advanced Wine & Cheese Tasting Night October 20th 7-9pm

£55.00 per person.



Ultimate Indulgence.

White Wine & Oysters May 28th 2015 from 7.30pm

£40.00 per person.

Would you like to discover more about White Wine? Well if you do, come and sample a selected range of outstanding Chardonnays from around the world, paired with Fresh Oysters shucked at your table.

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Wine & Cheese Night April 8th 2015 from 7.30 pm 

£35.00 per person.

What a way to spend a mid week evening… Come a join Nigel Gilling of Liberty Wines, Graham & Ed of the Cheese Stall and Daniel at The Black Bottle for the ultimate voyage into a world of taste sensations.

Cheese and Cheese Tasting

Wednesday 24th of September 2014 @ 19h30

The Black Bottle

Hosted by our champion cheese mongers Graham and Ed from the Cheese Stall, who can be found at the Winchester market on Wednesdays, Friday and Saturday, and Kevin, the Black Bottle’s onsite Sommelier.Prepare to be taken on a journey through 8  different British and Continental Artisanal cheeses delightfully matched with 8 different wines from across the world.

Starting at 7.30pm and priced at £35 per person this would be a great opportunity to test your palate in the ambient surroundings of the Black Bottle.Please be aware that spaces on the cheese and wine tasting are filled very quickly, so book now to avoid missing out.

The Chocolate is coming to the Black Bottle!
Winchester chocolatier Chococo, having successfully run tasting events with us, will be supplying us with more of their fantastic chocolates . . . and of course we will be putting four wines by the glass to match this divine and crunchy treat.
It starts on Monday the 13th of October and runs until the end of November. Chocolate and wine in the same place I here you say? Come and join us for an abundance of autumn treats!

Cheese and Cheese Tasting

Wednesday 24th of September 2014 @ 19h30

As our cheese and wine tasting is getting fully booked quicker and quicker we have decided to release the date of our next event: Wednesday 24th of September from 19h30.

Graham from the Cheese Stall and Kevin from the Black Bottle will show you 8 cheeses and wines carefully selected and paired which will make your palate dance. The tasting is quite informal and suitable for everyone who likes good creamy cheese and refreshing wines (as long as you are not dairy intolerant!).

The tasting will last about 2 hours and will cost the usual £35 per person. 



Champagne and Cheese Tasting

Wednesday 28th of May 2014 @ 19h30

Indulge in two of the finer things in life by joining us at the Black Bottle for our Champagne and Cheese tasting evening. A real treat for the taste-buds, you’ll have the opportunity to try 8 champagnes along with 8 carefully selected cheeses. The event will be hosted by Karen Netting, champagne expert, from The Real Champagne Company ( and Graham Goodman from Winchester Market’s Cheese Stall. You thought Champagne was only served with canapes . . . Think again!

£50 pp


Chocolate and wine Tasting

Wednesday 2nd of April 2014 @ 19h30

Chocolate and wine . . . whilst the pairing sounds magnifique finding the right chocolatier to take on such a task has been challenging. That was until we found Chococo, makers of fine fresh handmade chocolates, who have recently opened their first shop outside of Dorset, located at the Guildhall end of Winchester High Street. We would recommend having a look at some of their chocolate selections at:

Back to the tasting, we will be offering 6 different styles of chocolates with 6 wines and spirits. This will be hosted by Claire, chocolate expert and chocolate maker from Chococo and Kevin, Sommelier of the Black Bottle. It is the first time that we ventured into chocolate and wine tasting here but what can go wrong when you eat chocolate and drink wine?!

£35 pp

P.S: And as we like you very much, almost as much as we like chocolate (that’s an understatement) at the end of the tasting we will be serving a ‘surprise wine’.


Italian Wine tasting:

Wednesday 12th March 2014 @ 19h30

Italian wine… Everyone would like to be of sipping a glass of Chianti or Prosecco overlooking those green rolling hills during a hot and bright sunny day? Yes, but … What if I tell you that Italy represents almost 1/3 of the world wine production and has more than 350 “authorised” grapes varieties. How many of the 73 DOCG (high quality wine regions) can you name?

Unfortunately we won’t be able try them all but we will travel through 6 different of the most famous regions of Italy.

P.S: You probably already know Pinot Grigio and Prosecco far too well for us to present them at the tasting…

£25 pp


Date for the diaries!
Wednesday 19th February 2014 @ 19h30

This is by far the most popular tasting we offer! If you like wine and cheese too, come and enjoy the two together. Hosted by Kevin from the Black Bottle and Graham Goodman from The Cheese Stall, this informal session will show you 8 different wines and cheeses from all over the world (not only French) to enlighten your palate and understand why wine and cheese is such a fantastic pairing.

£35 pp


Cheese and Wine tasting:

Another one of our unique ‘Cheese and Wine Tasting’ experiences will be taking place on: Wednesday the 25th September 2013 @ 7:30.

Hosted by Nigel Gilling (Liberty Wine) and Graham Goodman (The Cheese Stall). They will be presenting 8 different wines and cheeses to open your palate and explore why they are and will continue to be such a fantastic pairing. Come and enjoy the informal, welcoming experience set in the ideal surroundings and ambiance of the Black Bottle.

Only 18 spaces available, book now to avoid disappointment!

£35 per person.


“Californian Wine Tasting”

Wednesday 26th June @ 19:30

The Judgement of Paris of 1976 claimed that some Californian wine houses produced better Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay than Bordeaux and Burgundy. Truth or lie? Make up your mind with our wine tasting hosted by Hollis and Sean from Twisted Vine. They will show you the diversity and variety of 6 Californian wines and prove why they are considered some of the best in the world.

£25 per person


“Cheese and wine Tasting”

Wednesday 15th May 2013 @ 19:30

Do you enjoy wine? And cheese too? Come and enjoy the two together. Hosted by Nigel Gilling from Liberty Wine and Graham Goodman from The Cheese Stall, this informal session will focus on 8 different wines (from all over the world) and cheeses (not only French) to enlighten your palate and understand why wine and cheese is such a fantastic pairing.

£35 per person


“Charity Tasting (help4harvey): Beginners”

Thursday 9th May 2013 @ 19:30

His name is Harvey, he is 3 years old and unfortunately he is suffering from Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy which means he has limited use of his legs. At the moment he is unable to walk. An SDR operation (Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy) has to be done and can only be done at St Louis Hospital, Missouri, USA.

Fundraiser Rebecca Meaney has organised a wine tasting to raise money for Harvey here at the Black Bottle. Together we will give you the knowledge and tips to taste and appreciate wines (and show off in front of friends too) with 6 different wines from the main regions, styles and grapes whilst offering support to a child who desperately needs your help.

£25 per person


“Wine and cheese Tasting”.

Wednesday 13th Febuary 2012 @ 19:30

Hosted by Mike Webb (Ellis of Richmond) and Graham Goodman (The Cheese Stall), this informal session will focus on 8 different wines and cheeses to open your palate and understand why wine and cheese can be such a fantastic pairing.

£35 per person


Pucket Night!!

Wednesday 30th December 2013 @ 19.30

Do you know Pucket ? No…really ? Ok, this is the most competitive game ever and no need to be a genius or built as a mountain to be good: the two players race each other to clear the 8 pucks from their side of the board by catapulting them (by an elastic band) through a small hole leading to the other side (the “gate”). Any pucks that arrive on your side must be sent back and it carries on until one player has none left.

It will cost you £2 to enter the tournament, it will give you a fun night (even if you lose) and you can win the prize!

Here are a couple of links to give you a good idea of what it is all about:

“Wines to match a Xmas meal”.

Wednesday 19th December 2012 @ 19:30

We are sure that for this Xmas you will enjoy a really nice roasted turkey with pigs in blankets and all the trimmings but what about your wine? Will it be red or white? Your palate also has the right to enjoy Xmas!

With this in mind we have decided to offer our assistance by organising a wine tasting event to give you the opportunity to try 6 different wines that we feel compliment a variety of festive foods.  Nigel Gilling (from Liberty Wines) will advise you on finding the perfect wine to compliment the perfect meal and we might even be able to throw in some bubbles!

Tickets may be limited so make sure to book in advance if you would like to come.

£20 per person


Champagne Tasting

Saturday 24th November 2012 @ 16:00

Our second ever Champagne tasting is scheduled for the 24th November at 4pm. It will be hosted by Karen Netting from The Real Champagne Company (

This informal afternoon will focus on 6 different Champagnes selected to compliment the winter festive period and will include some nibbles to match.

Tickets may be limited so make sure to book in advance if you would like to come.

£20 per person.

The Black Bottle



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Sauvignon Blanc from around the world 2012

Citrus, gooseberry and grassy flavours.
Ripe green figs and grapefruit.
Pink grapefruit, passion fruit and lime.
The above all describe different Sauvignon Blanc wines from around the world. Join us for a trip around the world exploring the subtle character changes in Sauvignon Blanc wines from 8 of the major wine producing regions.

£25 pp.

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