£33.75 – £45

Wine tasting: Madeira, sherry and port - a very British preoccupation

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Wine tasting


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The National Archives is delighted to present a series of wine tastings, themed around some of its immense catalogue of documentation relating to wine and trade. Presented by Pippa Hayward, a wine educator and wine travel guide, each tasting will start with an introductory talk and the opportunity to see facsimiles of related historical documents, followed by a tutored tasting of six wines.

The Brits have long cherished fortified wines. Some like John Woodhouse were actually responsible for the creation of them; in his case Marsala, as he realised the need to fortify the local wine if it was to survive the voyage to Liverpool from Sicily. We continue to maintain our influence through extensive ownership of and active involvement in Port, Sherry and Madeira houses.

Our tasting will start with two authentic dry Sherry styles, followed by two Madeiras including a single grape variety medium dry and a blend and will conclude with a late bottled vintage Port and an aged Tawny.

About the tutor

Ever since putting together her first wine list in 1986 the study of wine and the communicating its joys to others have been at the heart of Pippa’s working life. She also works as a Specialist Wine Advisor at The Good Wine Shop in Kew for nine years.

If you're interested in this event, check out our other wine tasting this season:

South Africa: From Huguenots to Hemel-en-Aarde


*Minimum order 2 tickets. Cancellations and refunds will apply to both tickets only. Offer reduces ticket price to £33.75 per person.


We run an exciting range of events and exhibitions on a wide variety of topics. For more details, visit nationalarchives.gov.uk/whatson.



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