Self Storage Blog

Henschke Master Class With Simon Woods

Hi everyone! It’s Matt the wine manager at ‘The Wine Cellars’ located in Big Yellow Self Storage’s Fulham branch with an update to the wine blog from some of the events we’ve had recently.

At the end of September I attended the high profile, fine wine tasting of Henschke wines at The Wine Cellars in Fulham, hosted by the West London Wine School.

Renowned wine journalist Simon Woods presented the tasting of the iconic wines from Henschke, Australia. Henschke wines have gained international recognition as some of the finest wines produced in Australia and amongst the most sought after wines in the world. The tasting worked through the excellent single varietal and blended wines within the range, leading up to the famous Mount Edelstone Shiraz (£55-£60) and the classic Cyril Henschke Carbernet (£60-£70).

Simon Woods is a well respected wine journalist with a plethora of awards under his belt. He won the title Online Wine Columnist/Blogger of the Year at the Louis Roederer International Wine Writer’s Award 2010 for his blog, Drinking Outside The Box. Simon has contributed to numerous magazines, is editor of the award-winning Which? Wine Guide as well as co-coordinator of the annual International Wine Challenge.

Simon was fantastically entertaining, using his easy going personal style to guide the wine enthusiasts through the tasting of the stunning range of Henschke wines. His informal approach is very accessible and he even likened some of the wines to famous bands.

The event cost £45 and included nibbles, tasting notes and professional ISO tasting glasses. To find out about future events held by the West London Wine School and hosted at Big Yellow’s wine cellar facility, The Wine Cellar’s in Fulham visit westlondonwineschool.com. All events and courses are designed to be relaxed and fun and you don’t need any previous wine tasting experience, just so long as you are passionate about good wine.

Keep an eye out for more tasting reviews in my wine blog!

Bye for now,
Matt