What’s coming up in 2016..

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Hop Scotch Wine Tasting – 29th November, 2016

On Tuesday the 29th November, our very own Ettore Ramazzotto will be joining forces with Hop Scotch Cafe Bar in London, to host our first, of many (we hope) wines tastings at Hop Scotch. On tasting will be a selection of our finest Old World & New World wines, with an array of nibbles to accompany.

Tickets are £15 pp. To book your place, simply email hello@hopscotchcafebar.com or call 0208 699 8998.


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The Macallan Masterclass – 23rd November, 2016

Free up your diaries for our Macallan Whisky masterclass, taking place on the 23rd November at Amathus City. On tasting will be The Macallan 12yr Sherry Oak, 12yr Fine Oak, 12yr Double Oak and Rare Cask. Limited tickets available so visit our website & sign up.


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Ferdinand’s Masterclass – 8th November, 2016

New month, new masterclass! Join us next Tuesday at our Soho shop for an evening with Ferdinand’s. On tasting will be the full Ferdinand’s range, including their Saar dry gin, Riesling infused vermouth, as well as, their newly released barrel aged vermouth and Riesling liqueur.

Ferdinand’s owes its name to the Prussian District Forester, Ferdinand Geltz. Carefully hand-picked Riesling grapes from the Zilliken estate and the craftsmanship of Master Distiller Andreas Vallendar, guarantees a range of top-quality products from the Saar region. To book your place, visit our website now.


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Yaguara Masterclass – 27th October, 2016

Distilled from fresh sugar cane juice in traditional alambique copper stills in the heart of Brazil, Yaguara Cachaça is blended under the watchful eye of master blender Erwin Weimann. After the successful launch of the award-winning Yaguara Organic Blend Cachaça last year, Yaguara has introduced two new expressions to its portfolio: Yaguara Branca, a 100% white, unaged cachaça, and Yaguara Ouro, aged in American oak and Brazilian native wood.

On the 27th October we will be hosting a Yaguara masterclass at Amathus Soho, where you’ll get the chance to sample all three expressions. Visit our website and book now.


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Aquavit Tasting – 20th & 26th October, 2016

Our very own Jon Anders has teamed up with Scandinavian Kitchen to host 2 Aquavit masterclasses on the 20th & 26th October! On tasting will be a selection of Scandinavian Aquavits, including O. P. Anderson, Hallands Fläder, Linie Aquavit and Aalborg Nordguld and Dild. Accompanying the masterclass will be a selection of canapés and allsorts of other Scandinavian treats. Tickets are £20 per person, to book your place visit: http://bit.ly/2cZ8Glm


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Mezcal Los Siete Misterios Masterclass – 8th October, 2016

#LondonCocktailWeek is almost upon us and this year we’re celebrating in all Amathus stores! On Saturday, 8th October we will be hosting a Mezcal Los Siete Misterios masterclass at our Soho shop, which will be free for all LCW wristband holders to attend.To reserve your place, RSVP soho@amathusdrinks.com.

This masterclass is not only limited to London Cocktail Week wristband holders, if you want to come along and you don’t have a wristband, just visit our website and sign up.

Make sure you stay tuned as we will also be hosting an array of pod tastings across all stores, which again will be free for all LCW wristband holders to attend… let the countdown to London Cocktail Week begin!


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The Whisky Show – 1st – 2nd October 2016

It’s almost time! If you’re heading to the the Whisky Show this weekend at Old Billingsgate, London, make sure you come and pay us a visit. We’ll be at stand number 45 with Wolfburn Whisky,  Spirit of Hven, Kings County and Michel Couvreur!


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Flamenco Dancing Backstage at Sabor Iberico – 30th September, 2016

Don’t miss out on 2-4-1 Ron Barceló Rum cocktails and flamenco dancing on the 30th September at Sabor Iberico in London! There’s no need to book, just make sure you’re there for happy hour at 6 o’clock.


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Spanish Wine & Tapas Pairing Masterclass – 15th September 2016

Join us next Thursday at Chupitos in Welling for an evening of Spanish wine and tapas. On tasting will be 6 wines from the outstanding Bodegas Ochoa in Navarra, Spain… what more could you want!?

To book your place call Chupitos on 020 3638 3098 or if you’re passing by the restaurant, call in to reserve your spot. Bon Appétit!


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Charles Sparr Masterclass – 14th September, 2016

On Wednesday, 14th September we will be welcoming Charles Sparr into our Soho shop for our very first Charles Sparr masterclass. On tasting will be 6 wines from the collection, including 2 Gewürztraminer, 3 types of Riesling and 1 Pinot Noir.

For your chance to sample these award-winning wines from Alsace, simply visit our website and sign up now.


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Whiskey Thief Masterclass – 13th & 14th September 2016

Roy Evans, founder of Whiskey Thief, introduces his revolutionary bourbon this Tuesday and Wednesday at Bird of Smithfield and Bodean’s. Unfortunately this one is for trade only; so if you’re free and work in the trade,  join us from 3pm until 4pm, on whichever day suits you best.

For Tuesday’s event, RSVP: daniela@amathusdrinks.com or for Wednesday’s, RSVP: lee@amathusdrinks.com or tarik@amathusdrinks.com.


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Marolo Grapa Tasting – 13th September 2016

If you’re in the trade and have a love for grappa, then get yourself to Cafe Murano on Tuesday, 13th September for our Marolo Grappa tasting. On tasting will be 5 grappa, including the Gewürztraminer, Brunello, MoscatoMoscato Apres 5yr and the Barolo 12yr.

To reserve your place, RSVP: daniela@amathusdrinks.com.


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Ladies & Gents – 26th August – 28th August 2016

Kick start your Bank Holiday weekend with free Ron Barceló rum punch, all weekend at Ladies & Gents Bar in Kentish Town, London.

No tickets required, just turn up in your Hawaiian attire and drink away! Who’s in?


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Diageo Special Release Whisky Masterclass – 20th & 21st July, 2016

What a treat we have coming up later this month! On the 20th and 21st July we will be hosting 2 whisky masterclasses – one in our City store and the other in our Knightsbridge store. On tasting will be 8 special release whiskies, including the Caol Ila 17yr, Brora 37yr , Port Ellen 32yr, Clynelish Select Reserve, Dalwhinnie 25yr, Pittyviach 25yr, Dailuaine 34yr and Caledonian 40yr.

Tickets are £60 per person and spaces are very limited. Bagsy your place now by visiting our website  and signing up. This one is not to be missed!


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Werner Masterclass – 12th July, 2016

As part of our #31DaysofGermanRiesling celebrations we’re hosting a Werner masterclass, next Tuesday at our Knightsbridge store.To reserve your spot, visit our website and sign up now.


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Spirit of Hven Masterclass – 7th July, 2016

For those of you who like gin, whisky, vodka & aquavit.. sign up now to our Spirit of Hven masterclass, happening next Thursday at our Soho shop.

On the island of Hven located in the strait of Öresund between Denmark and Sweden lies the Spirit of Hven Distillery.

Founded in 2008, this family owned distillery produces a diverse range of oak matured distillates including Organic Vodka, Gin, Aquavit, Summer Spirit & world acclaimed single malt whiskies. Handcrafted using only certified organic ingredients; each spirit is one of a kind with an enticing character and sensational flavour.

Don’t miss out!


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53° North Gin Tasting – 29th June, 2016

Gin lovers this one is for you! Join us on the 29th June at 53° North in Halifax for a gin tasting like no other. On tasting will be a selection of 5 gins, including Rives London Dry, Bobby’s, Ferdinand’s Saar Quince,Greenhook Ginsmith and Van Wees Three Corners Premium.

Each of the gins on tasting will be paired with a premium mixer and tailored cocktail created by 53° North’s head mixologist, James. As well as the tasting their Head Chef, Mark will also be preparing carefully selected dishes to match perfectly with each of the gins.

Tickets are £35 per person. To book your place, please call 01422 646 422.


 

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Pernod Ricard Whisky Masterclass – 27th June, 2016

Also happening later this month is our Pernod Ricard Whisky masterclass, taking place at our City store on Monday, 27th June. You’re in for a treat with not 1 but 8 whiskies on tasting for you to try. The whiskies you’ll be sampling include,  Green SpotRedbreast 12Powers Johns LaneMidleton Barry CrockettAberlour 12yrLongmorn Distiller’s ChoiceGlenlivet Founders Reserve and Scappa Skiren the Orcadian.

To book your ticket, please visit our website.


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Aquavit Trade Masterclass – 15th June, 2016

On Wednesday, 15th June we will be hosting an Aquavit masterclass at our Knightsbridge store, kick starting at 3.30pm. The masterclass will only be available to trade customers and on tasting will be 6 different Aquavit including, Halland Flader, OP Anderson,  Aalborg TaffelHven Aqua VitaeGammel Opland and Linie Double Cask.

To reserve your place, please RSVP to our Knightsbridge store -knights@amathusdrinks.com.


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Del Maguey Food & Mezcal Pairing – 14th June, 2016

We’ve teamed up with TDC Cardiff to host a very exciting 5 course dinner where each course will be matched with a different Del Maguey, Single Village Mezcal.

Tickets are £30 and the event starts at 7pm on Tuesday, 14th June. Visit http://bit.ly/1rl7LlC, to book your place now!


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London Wine Week – 23rd May – 29th May, 2016

London Wine Week will take over our city in a matter of days; kick starting on the 23rd May until the 29th May.The whole week will be jam packed full of all kinds of wine tastings, events, masterclasses, as everyone, including us, wants in on the action.

This year, similar to last, we will be hosting an array of masterclasses, throughout the week, in all four of our stores. From sparkling’s to Australian favourites, we’ve got a masterclass to suit you all.

To find out what’s happening when and where, check out the following link: http://bit.ly/1Tlvfig.


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Skinos Mediterranean Cocktails Challenge 2016 – Deadline 31st May, 2016

The Skinos Mediterranean Cocktails Challenge 2016 (MCC) has officially begun! For the 6th year running MCC, the biggest international bartenders’ competition with a Mediterranean theme is back and this year it is being hosted and organised by Skinos Mastiha Spirit, the leading Greek/Mediterranean spirit.

The concept of this year’s competition is “Team Challenge”, where bartenders are invited to participate in teams of two. Bartenders from all over the world, including Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Lebanon, Bulgaria, the Netherlands and the UK are to find a fellow teammate and create a unique Mediterranean recipe, inspired by the ingredients, flavours and aromas of the region!

Each team is asked to submit their recipe, which will be presented to the MCC jury during the semi-finals in each region. The winning team of the Mediterranean Cocktails Challenge 2016 will travel to Berlin and the BCB (Bar Convent Berlin) to present their winning Skinos cocktail.

Deadline for entries is the 31st May 2016. Visit www.myskinos.com/mcc & sign up now.


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Pernod Ricard Irish Whiskey Day Masterclass – 19th May, 2016

So if one World Whisky Day masterclass isn’t enough, we’ve now got another one happening on the 19th May at our City store.

Book your tickets now for our Pernod Ricard Irish Whiskey masterclass… on tasting will be the Redbreast 12 year oldPowers Johns LaneGreen SpotMidleton Barry Crockett. If you love your Irish whiskey this is surely for you!

Tickets are £25. To reserve your place, visit our website.


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World Whisky Day Masterclass – 17th May 2016

As part of our World Whisky Day celebrations, we invite you to join us for a very special masterclass taking place at Amathus Knightsbridge on Tuesday, 17th May. On tasting will be seven of the world’s finest and rarest whiskies from across the world, including Wolfburn, Pappy Van Winkle, Michel Couvreur, The Yamazaki & Spirit of Hven.

Tickets are £50 per person. Limited spaces available so visit our website and book now.


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Meletti Masterclass – 11th May, 2016

London clear your diaries and join us on the 11th May for our Meletti masterclass at Amathus Soho.

The Meletti family has been producing extraordinary handcrafted liqueurs for generations. Silvio Meletti started the company in 1870 when he endeavored to produce an anise-flavoured liqueur that would rival or surpass the best products of Italy and France.

As with any great product, the quality of the ingredients is what sets the best above the masses. Today, Silvio Meletti’s sons, Aldo and Silvio, continue to select only the finest herbs and botanicals for all of their products.

To reserve your place, please visit our website.


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Meletti Masterclass & Cocktail Competition – 11th May, 2016

It’s that time again! If you think you’ve got what it takes then sign up to our Meletti masterclass & cocktail competition, next Wednesday at the fabulous cocktail and toasties bar, Loves Company.

To register, simply RSVP to Daniela@amathusdrinks.com.


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Collins Cocktail Competition – 4th May, 2016

Cocktail competition time! Bartenders if you think you’ve got what it takes, join us for our Collins cocktail competition at Jenny’s Bar in Liverpool, 4th May. You’ll be battling it out with other bartenders to make us a twist on a Tom Collins using 35ml of Bobby’s Schiedam Dry Gin… the rest of the ingredients are up to you!

To reserve your place, RSVP jody@amathusdrinks.com. In the meantime grab your bottle of Bobby’s & start practicing!

 

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Whisky Masterclass – 3rd May, 2016

On Tuesday, 3rd May we will be teaming up with Zest to host a whisky masterclass at JW3. Marlowe Harris, one of the BDE’s here at Amathus, will be hosting the masterclass where you’ll have the opportunity to learn about & sample, 3 of the newest whiskies on the market; Wolfburn Single Malt Whisky, Whiskey Thief & Kings County Bourbon. If the masterclass alone isn’t enough, there will also be a delicious Zest buffet feast for you to get stuck in to!

Tickets are £32 per person. To find out more information or to book your tickets, click here.


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London Wine Fair – 3rd – 5th May, 2016

This year, we’re taking part in London Wine Fair on the 3rd-5th July at Olympia, London. London Wine Fair brings together around 18,000 buyers, producers & trade professionals to discover, learn and celebrate all things wine.

We will be showcasing a number of our top agency producers and their new releases, including Fess Parker, Cálem, Ochoa, Cuvelier Los Andes and Woodstock. Make sure you come and visit us in the West Hall, stand B16. See you there!

To register, please visit www.londonwinefair.com.


 

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Malbec Wines Masterclass – 16th April, 2016

To celebrate Malbec World Day we will be hosting a Malbec masterclass at our Soho store on Saturday, 16th April. On tasting will be a selection of our fabulous Malbec wines, including Cuvelier Los Andes and Bodegas Carelli.

To reserve your place, please visit our website.


 

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Mezcal & Coffee Pairing at Wahaca, Soho – 14th April, 2016

We’ve joined forces with 2 Broke Blokes Coffee Roasters and Wahaca to bring you an evening like no other.

Join us on Thursday, 14th April at Wahaca Soho’s Azulito Bar for a one-of-a-kind mezcal and coffee tasting session. You’ll get the opportunity to pair and taste a selection of coffees and mezcals as well as learn about the farmers who grow, harvest, and produce these delicious drinks. This evening is part of London Coffee Night, a celebration of coffee and spirits with all proceeds going to Project Waterfall, who bring clean water to coffee growing communities.

It’s an honour to be part of this amazing event, so book now and join in too!


 

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Château de Laubade Masterclass  – 13th April, 2016

Your invitation awaits! Please join us on Wednesday, 13th April for our Château de Laubade Armagnac masterclass at our Shoreditch store.

Limited spaces available, so make book now.


 

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Krug Champagne Masterclass – 31st March, 2016

How exciting is this? On Thursday, 31st March we will be hosting a Krug Champagne masterclass at our City store. Tickets are £25 per person.

To book, simply pop in store or visit our website.


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Teeling Masterclass- 17th March, 2016

Make your St Patrick’s Day one to remember with our free Teeling Irish Whiskey masterclass at our Soho store. From single malts, to blends, to discontinued limited edition whiskies, this is a tasting you won’t want to miss!

To book, simply email our Soho store – soho@amathusdrinks.com.


 

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Elk Cove Masterclass – 8th March, 2016

On Tuesday, 8th March we will be holding an Elk Cove masterclass at our Soho store, which will be hosted by the VP of Sales & Marketing at Elk Cove, Shirley Brooks.

Elk Cove was founded by Joe Campbell, a Harvard graduate and ER doctor who fulfilled his lifelong ambition of becoming a winemaker by establishing Elk Cove in his native state of Oregon in 1974.

Joe and Pat’s five children all grew up working summers in the vineyards at Elk Cove – it was truly a family business. In 1999, the Campbell’s son, Adam, took over as head winemaker. Adam was aged only three when the family moved to Elk Cove, so he was in the perfect place to continue the family’s reputation as one of the leading wineries on the Oregon wine scene.

Limited spaces available so please book now.


 

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Mezcal Trade Tasting – 8th March, 2016

Please join us on the 8th March for a Mezcal masterclass at our Knightsbridge store. The masterclass will kick start at 3pm and will only be available to trade customers. Throughout the masterclass you’ll get chance to sample a range of mezcals from our agency brands, Del Maguey, Pierde Almas, Los Siete Misterios, Los Danzantes and Alipus.

To reserve your place, please RSVP to knights@amathusdrinks.com.


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Bodegas Ochoa Masterclass – 2nd March, 2016

Join us on Wednesday, 2nd March, for a Bodegas Ochoa masterclass hosted by Beatriz Ochoa at our Shoreditch store.

Bodegas Ochoa was founded in 1845 and fast became one of Navarra’s most celebrated producers. Today, the Ochoa family tradition continues at the winery, which is now run by the fifth and sixth generations of the Ochoa family. Javier Ochoa and his two daughters, Adriana and Beatriz, produce wines from a diverse range of different grape varieties including Tempranillo, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

We’ve limited spaces available so please book now.


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Think Gin – 1st March, 2016

After a hugely successful launch last year, Think Gin is back for another year and this year it’s going to be even bigger and better! Taking place on Tuesday, 1st March at The Hospital Club in London, Think Gin (if you haven’t guessed already) is an event dedicated to the world of Gin. Throughout the day, you’ll get chance to attend  as many gin masterclasses, tastings, debates and workshops as you like.

This year, we’ll be joining in on the action and showcasing some of our fabulous Agency Gins including Ferdinand’s, Bobby’s and Rives Gin, so make sure you swing by and say hi!

Places are very limited so make sure you reserve your place by emailing Leannejohnstone@agilemedia.co.uk.


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Skinos Mastiha Spirit Pod Tasting – 24th February, 2016

Next Wednesday, 24th February, we will be hosting a Skinos Mastiha Spirit pod tasting at our Shoreditch store from 6.30pm onwards.

Skinos is a Greek Mastiha spirit from the Mediterranean Island of Chios. It’s made by distilling the resin of the Mastiha tree, a Greek tree that is the source of the mastic spice, with a neutral spirit. The flavour is unique, flowery and delicately sweet. Best served over ice with a slice of lemon.

There’s no need to book, just turn up and enjoy!


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London Beer Week – 22nd February – 28th February, 2016

Get ready for a week of beer, cider and plenty of ale. London Beer Week is back and this year it promises to be even bigger and better than last. From the 22nd- 28th February, beer-lovers will be in their absolute element, surrounded by pop up bars, events, parties and tours dedicated to the wonderful world of beer!

This year, we want to get in on the action by offering all LBW wristband holders a ‘4 for the price of 3’ offer on our bottled beers and cans. Simply pop into one of our stores, choose your favourite 4 beers, show your wristband at the till and you’ll get the cheapest one free.

It’s not too late to get involved, visit www.londonbeerweek.com and order your wristband now.


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SITT Trade Tasting – 22nd February & 24th February, 2016

The SITT is a wine trade tasting event for both new and seasoned trade professionals, bringing you a wide selection of specialist importers, boutique wineries and agencies all showcasing a great range of wines.

This year, is a very exciting year for us as we will be presenting some of our newest award-winning agency wines, including Nicolo & Paradis, Tselepos, Werner, Woodstock and many more.. so please come along and join in. We’ll be in Manchester on the 22nd February and London on the 24th February. Hope to see some of you there!

For more information and to register, please visit www.sittasting.com.


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Wine and Food Pairing with Maverick Wines – 26th January, 2016

Join us at Granger & Co. for our Australia Day winemaker dinner with Ron Brown from Maverick Wines. 5 wines  and 4 courses, all for £45.

To book, please call Granger & Co. on 020 7251 9032 or email fiona@grangerandco.com.


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Glenfarclas & Kilchoman Masterclass – 25th January, 2016

Please join us this Burns Night for a special whisky tasting. From 6:30pm, on the 25th January, we will be hosting a joint whisky tasting at our Shoreditch store featuring whiskies from Glenfarclas and Kilchoman, the newest distillery on Islay.

To reserve your place, please RSVP to Shoreditch@amathusdrinks.com.


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Wine and Food Pairing with Maverick Wines – 24th January, 2016

Join us on Sunday, 24th January for a meet the winemaker dinner at Maray, Liverpool. 4 delicious dishes paired beautifully with 4 Maverick Wines. All this for only £35 each.

To book, please call Maray on 0151 709 5820.


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