Vermouth Blending Masterclass
January 14, 2024
Welcome to our first blending masterclass – a fun, interactive afternoon all about vermouth.
We’ve been making vermouth for 5 years now, so it’s time for us to pass on our knowledge and let you create your own!
This short course will teach you about the rich history and origins of vermouth, introduce you to some of the many styles, then most importantly of all, let you create your own blended vermouth under the guidance of our experienced winemaker!
During the blending class we will teach you how to approach drinks blending, whilst also giving you the freedom to become a mad drinks-scientist. You are free to make whatever style you like from the botanicals available, but we will be there to guide you if you need help. At the end of the session, you will make a bottle of your creation to take home and show your friends (or drink alone!)
Hosted by Chris Haywood, Astley Vineyard’s own winemaker.
- A welcome drink and grazing snacks.
- A tasting of 3 other delicious vermouths
- A guided vermouth blending class
- A bottle of your creation to take home
- A cocktail using your creation
8 couples only
- Event Style:
- Fun ***
- Deliciousness ***
- Educational **
- Style – Interactive blending workshop
Located in the heart of Worcestershire, Astley Vineyard is an award-winning vineyard known for producing high-quality wines. Whether you’re a seasoned wine connoisseur or a curious beginner, this workshop will provide a fun and engaging experience for all.
The blending component of the masterclass is entirely interactive. We will give you the knowledge and tools to approach drinks blending, and then you'll be free to do whatever you wish with the ingredients available. Chris will be there to give guidance & support.
At the end of the session, you will make a full sized bottle (375ml) of your creation to take home with you.
Over the session, you will have: a welcome drink, a tasting of 3 vermouths, whatever you drink during blending, and finally a cocktail.
We encourage everyone to spit/not drink all of their experiments whilst blending, but this is up to you. You may want to organise a taxi for this event.
You may want to organise transportation for this event. If you need to book a taxi, we recommend Regency Taxis (01562 66666), Central Taxis (01562 515131), or Blue Door Taxis (01905 794185).
This event works best in pairs. Two's company, but three's a crowd. We recommend everyone brings a partner to this event.