Summer Wine Events with Helen Savage

Helen, hard at work tasting French wines at London's National Theatre

Helen, third from the left, hard at work tasting French wines at London's National Theatre

Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc

Tynemouth Club: Friday 4 August, 7.30 pm
at Holy Saviour's Church Hall, Manor Road, Tynemouth

Following our look at Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot, here's a similar comparison of two grape varieties associated mainly with the Loire Valley - but with a good look at the foreign competition, especially from South Africa.

Supper will be home-made patés and terrines with crusty bread and a summer salad.

Tickets are £15 - please email to book.

Rose and Crown Summer Wine Tasting: Cool Climate wines for Summer

Saturday 5 August at 3.30pm.

£23.50 - includes a stupendous early evening, tapas-style buffet supper.

Helen's selection of wines from cooler climes means mouth-watering acidity and intense perfumes: think England, Germany and Tasmania and South Island New Zealand. There'll be at least two delicious wines from each country to try. To book please email .

The Loire in Summer: a Personal Selection, Straight from the Best Growers.

Thursday 10 August, 7.00 for 7.30 pm
at Healey Hall, NE44 6BH.

(please don't ring the bell, just come in)

Helen will have just returned from the region, so will be laden with the best stuff.

Tickets are £15.00 and can be reserved from this email address:

Numbers are limited to thirty, so please book early!

Please watch out for more news soon - and some great new events!