The WineBarn, a multi-award winning German wine merchant, will be hosting their ‘Grip the Grape’ annual portfolio tasting on 20 January at the Army & Navy Club in London. Join them for an interesting evening of discovery – full of delicious wines, innovative wine producers and much more.


Do you love German wine or are curious to give it a try? And are you based in the UK? Then, you should probably check out The WineBarn – an institution that truly lives, breathes and loves wine. “Good German wine is everything to us and we strive to provide a personalised service founded in expert knowledge, quality advice and always a tailored recommendation. Whatever your wine needs, you can be certain that we can help select the right wines for your taste,” smiles Iris Ellmann, director of The WineBarn. What’s even more special is that The WineBarn is known for also offering rare and antique wines, while being able to source elusive investment wines from hidden cellars in Germany.

Every year, The WineBarn holds a special wine tasting event that provides aficionados and newcomers to German wine with a rare opportunity to learn more about the wonderful wines on offer, in a relaxed and friendly environment. Just once a year, their winemakers, from various regions of Germany, come to London to offer samples of their delicious wines. Passionate about what they do, they will explain about various climates, soils and cellar techniques, which will give an insight into German winemaking and philosophy. There will be approximately 120 wines on show, including elegant Spätburgunders (Pinot Noirs), dry Rieslings and sparkling Sekts. The WineBarn focuses on providing a very personal service. As such, native German, Iris and her knowledgeable team, will be on hand to advise on wine styles, tasting, food pairings and more.

Described as the ‘the Jewel in the crown of German wine merchants’ by Steven Spurrier, the consultant editor of Decanter, this will be The WineBarn’s 19th portfolio tasting event. Trusted by the UK’s top sommeliers, the company supply many of the finest Michelin-starred restaurants, as well as Selfridges and Harvey Nichols. And for the last four years, they have won the title of ‘Specialist Merchant of the Year for Germany’ at the International Wine Challenge (IWC) Merchant Awards.

Iris Ellmann, director of The WineBarn.

It is not just The WineBarn that has been recognised by critics this year: many of the wines in their portfolio have also impressed judges and consumers alike, receiving awards for their quality and distinction, so you can be assured of an exceptional selection.

The portfolio tasting will take place on Monday 20 January 2020, from 6 to 8pm, at the Army & Navy Club at 36-39 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5JN. Tickets are 35 pounds per person. Spaces are limited, so if you’re keen to learn more about German wine, book now to avoid disappointment.

To find out more about this sensational wine-tasting event visit the following website – and be sure to attend the evening!


Phone number: +44 01962-761215

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