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portugals big wine tastingA mamouth "wine tasting with a difference" s being organised for the 12th April - The Big Portuguese Tasting. You can participate from the comfort of your armchair (as I'm likely to do, perhaps with a gathering of friends) or you can go to Lords Cricket Ground, John Lewis in Oxford Street or Waitrose Canary Wharf. Details are now confirmed on the Big Tasting website. Get those wines purchased...

1) You can join in tasting with the irrepressible Oz Clarke starting at 7.00pm at Lords Cricket ground. (Tickets available from £15 per person. A contribution from every ticket sold will be made to the Madeira Disaster Fund.)

2) Join in one of the 'on-line' outside events at John Lewis in Oxford Street, or Waitrose Canary Wharf.

3) View the tasting with Oz on-line at from the comfort of your own home. Log onto to register

All the wines being tasted are available from Waitrose so you can purchase in advance . There are six that will be tasted (links go to Waitrose online/prices are online prices):

  1. Tagus Creek Cabernet/Aragonez £5.69.

  2. Quinta de la Rosa Waitrose Douro red £9.49

  3. Arco de Esperao Alenjejo £9.49

  4. Tinta da Anfora £6.64

  5. Vida Nove Syrah/Aragonez) £7.59

  6. Quinta da Azevedo Vinho Verde £6.16

UPDATE: Waitrose have a dedicated Big Tasting Page.
You can also follow ViniPortugal and their preparation for the event on twitter at 'vpwine'. These details have been lifted from a facebook event.

The BIG Tasting with Oz Clarke
Date: Monday, 12 April 2010
Time: 19:00 - 22:00
Location: Lords Cricket Ground, Waitrose Canary Wharf, John Lewis on Oxford Street or from the comfort of your own home!

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Hope you enjoyed The Big Tasting, and thanks for the publicity. nearly 1,000 computers logged in - so thousands of people! it was great fun! Cheers Judy

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