Do you Judge a Wine by its Label?
Wine & Type Tasting
Would you like us to host a wine & type tasting for your Christmas do? Find out more.
Pair a type expert with a wine expert and a dash of science, what do you get? A unique and enlightening type and wine tasting experience. Join us for a journey of discovery through a selection of superb wines as you explore what the design of the label tells you about what you drink.
Thursday 22nd September, 7.30pm – 9.30pm Sold out
Tuesday 27th September, 7.30pm – 9.30pm Sold out
Bankside Design District
How much does a bottle cost? If it looks expensive will you enjoy it more? What does the type tell you about its provenance? Try your hand at wine and font pairing as you identify the key flavours. Ultimately is the label just there to inform you, or can it transform your tasting experience?
“More than an excuse for weeknight drinking, wine was a clever example of the influence of typeface … don’t worry; you don’t need to be a typography nerd” Digital Arts
“It was certainly an eye-opener to realise that so much of what we taste is influenced by our other senses” SEEN London
The wine and type tasting evening has been created by innovative type expert Sarah Hyndman, founder of Type Tasting, and is co-hosted by Grant Hedley the knowledgeable wine tasting expert (tough job) with Laithwaite’s, who has carefully selected each of the wines for the evening.
“Frankly brilliant idea of combining a type workshop with a wine tasting” It’s Nice That
“The wines were delicious, ranging from the light summeriness of Prosecco to the intensity of the reds” SEEN London
“I learnt so much while having fun and enjoying delicious wines” A Glimpse of London
The event will be held in the “delightfully cool” brick-lined Laithwaite’s store beneath the railway arches; a family owned, independent wine merchant.