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Monday - Saturday Lunch:     11:00 - 3:00

Monday - Saturday Dinner:     6:00 - 11:00

Sundays:                                 12:30 - 4:30

Bank Holidays:                        Closed

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84 High Street

Southend-on-Sea 

Essex, SS1 1JN

info@pipeofport.co.uk

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Every few weeks we host a wine evening. This can be a tasting of a particular grape variety or the wines of an interesting vineyard or region, to a wine maker's supper or food and wine matching. These are very popular and are booked up pretty quickly.

 

We are keen to promote wine tasting to everyone. It is our mission to knock some of the mystique out of the wine tasters' language, as well as some of the hype and snobbery. To that end our events are very informal; we do not tell you what you are supposed to taste, rather we encourage you to develop your own terminology.

 

We also run a series of annual events such as a lively Burns Supper (complete with piping in the haggis) and the ever popular New Year's Eve black tie party.

 

Prices are usually from £10 to £25 for a tasting and from £30 to £58 for dinner and wine matching, depending on the theme.

 

In addition, we organise tastings for groups either here at The Pipe of Port or at a venue of your choice, where we supply all the glasses, wine, notes and a speaker. These events tend to be quite light-hearted and fun. Just get in touch with us for a chat about your requirements.

 

A full diary of our forthcoming events can be found below. To book simply drop us an email or give us a call.

All our events start at 7.45pm unless otherwise stated.

 

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10th April 2019

£85

Chef’s Showcase Supper

Time to let our chefs loose with their creativity and the best of Spring produce. 6 highly polished courses matched with 6 world class wines – click here to take a look at the menu for the evening.

15th April 2019

£30

Introduction to Wine Tasting

Relaxed and informal evening tastings and 2-course meal (from our Table d’Hote Menu) that will give you all you need to know to set you on your wine journey. You’ll learn all about the basic styles of wine as well as how to taste like the professionals. Please note that this event will run from 19:30 to 21:00.

30th April 2019

£18

Battle of the Sauvignons - France v The Rest of The World

New Zealand has been the go-to country for Sauvignon for a few years now, but if it weren’t for the great wines of the Loire, we probably would never have had them. And what of other countries making cracking Savvy B’s right now? We’ll pitch 3 classic French Sauvignons against 3 from the rest of the World.

13th May 2019

£30

Introduction to Wine Tasting

Relaxed and informal evening tastings and 2-course meal (from our Table d’Hote Menu) that will give you all you need to know to set you on your wine journey. You’ll learn all about the basic styles of wine as well as how to taste like the professionals. Please note that this event will run from 19:30 to 21:00.

15th May 2019

£45

Classic French & Retro

I was recently in France skiing, and couldn’t get enough of the traditional Fondue in the local restaurants. So, I’ve challenged our chefs to come up with some classic/retro dishes and put their own little spin on them. We’ll pair them up with some bang on classic French wines.

28th May 2019

£16

Argentina v Chile

Argentina is now the largest producer in the Southern Hemisphere, overtaking Australia last year, mainly down to the success of Malbec. Chile has quietly worked on its premium wines rather than the cheap, bulk plonk. We’ll put 3 wines from each of these neighbours up against each other to see who’s getting right.

12th June 2019

£50

Fish & Wine

Is there anything more pleasurable than the freshest of seafood, with a zingy and crisp white wine? We’re going to base this supper around a main course that will be a sublime Fruits de Mer platter and match both classic and contemporary white wines.

17th June 2019

£30

Introduction to Wine Tasting

Relaxed and informal evening tastings and 2-course meal (from our Table d’Hote Menu) that will give you all you need to know to set you on your wine journey. You’ll learn all about the basic styles of wine as well as how to taste like the professionals. Please note that this event will run from 19:30 to 21:00.

25th June 2019

£18

The Wines of BlankBottle

Every now and again, a winery comes along that just stops you in your tracks – BlankBottle did that to us a few years ago. The wines are crafted from small plots of old vines that are not defined by grape variety. Expect blends of old Mediterranean and Portuguese varieties alongside Bordeaux and Rhone Blends, that produce some of South Africa’s most exciting wines.

3rd July 2019

£42

Food & Wine of the Americas

It may be close to Independence Day, but we’re going to spread our net a little further afield for this supper. Four courses, bringing in influences from the length of the Americas, matched with wines from the USA, Chile and Argentina.

15th July 2019

£30

Introduction to Wine Tasting

Relaxed and informal evening tastings and 2-course meal (from our Table d’Hote Menu) that will give you all you need to know to set you on your wine journey. You’ll learn all about the basic styles of wine as well as how to taste like the professionals. Please note that this event will run from 19:30 to 21:00.

23rd July 2019

£15

New Wave Portugal

Portugal is having quite a renaissance right now. The wines are becoming increasingly accessible, more modern in style and just brilliant value for money. We’ll take a look at six up and coming Portuguese producers that are leading the charge.

7th August 2019

£40

A Greek Feast

We’ve been trying to squeeze in a Greek night for a while now – just imagine we’re whisking you away to a Taverna on a beach in Santorini! Four courses of traditional Greek Fayre matched up with Mediterranean wines, along with the odd Greek one. Just please don’t smash the plates.

12th August 2019

£30

Introduction to Wine Tasting

Relaxed and informal evening tastings and 2-course meal (from our Table d’Hote Menu) that will give you all you need to know to set you on your wine journey. You’ll learn all about the basic styles of wine as well as how to taste like the professionals. Please note that this event will run from 19:30 to 21:00.

20th August 2019

£30

Champagne v English Sparkling Wine

Right, time to put this to bed! We’ve been banging on about how good English Sparkling wine is for a while now, so we’re going to put it to you to decide. 3 pairs of wines at the same price point which we’ll serve to you blind – you just have to decide which is best.

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