A taste tour of Western Europe with Master of Wine Steve Bennett Thursday 14 November, 6pm, $40pp

Master of Wine Steve Bennett takes us on a taste tour of Western Europe in the glass visiting the three power house producers of France, Italy and Spain.

Steve pops the first cork in Champagne and then heads to some of Europe's best known appellations such as Bordeaux and Rioja. He'll also go off the beaten track taking in some real gems such as Calatayud, Veneto and Languedoc, before finishing with a stunning 1982 Rioja Gran Reserva.

Here's the full lineup - all wines will be available to purchase at a special price on the night.

Champagne Charles de Cazanove NV, Reims, France 

2018 Cestino Terre di Chieti Pecorino, Abruzzi, Italy

2016 Chateau Loudenne Blanc, Bordeaux, France

Manda Huevos, Blanco Parcela Carramainas Doble Yema, Calatayud, Spain (a blend form the 2015 and 2016 vintages)

2018 Les Chiens Catalans Rouge, Languedoc, France

2017 Casa Castellano Garnacha Metodo Tradicional, Valdepenas, Spain

2014 Sopra Sasso Valpolicella Ripasso, Veneto, Italy

2015 Château Loudenne Médoc Cru Bourgeois, Bordeaux, France

1982 Vina Valoria Rioja Gran Reserva, Rioja, Spain

Served with anitpasto

Cancellations must be made no later than 48hrs in advance.

If sold out, please email John at online@regionalwines.co.nz