Edinburgh's Wine Events Scotland to host series of virtual Lidl wine and fizz tastings - here's how to join

If you enjoy the range of wines from Lidl but aren't sure what ones to try, then these virtual tastings are ideal.

Published 19th Jun 2020
Updated 21 st Sep 2023

The popular virtual wine tastings now include a chance to sample the summer wine tour and fizz from Lidl.

Founder and owner of Wine Events Scotland, Diana Thompson, held a virtual tasting of a range of Lidl whites and reds from the current wine tour.

These sold out in minutes, so a tasting of Lidl fizz and wines from the upcoming summer tour are now scheduled for July.

At all the online Lidl events, Diana is joined by the supermarket's master of wine, Richard Bampfield and Lidl's marketing manager for Scotland, Chris Scott.

After each tasting, the wines are scored by everyone who tried them - giving a rating from 1-5. These results are collated and shared by Diana to attendees after the event.

When are the tastings taking place?

The Lidl fizz tasting is on Friday 3 July with two sessions - 6.30 and 8pm.

The selection guests will be popping and tasting are:

Cava Amorany Gran Cuvée Brut NV, Spain – £7.49 Please note this is part of the current Wine Tour so when it’s gone it’s gone!

Arestel Cava, Brut NV, Spain – £5.59 Please note this is down to £4.35 until end of the day on Wednesday 24th June!

Pinot Noir Chardonnay NV, Italy – £4.99

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Prosecco Conegliano Valdobbiadene DOCG Extra Dry, Italy – £7.49

Winemaker’s Selection Marlborough Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc NV, New Zealand – £8.99

Comte de Senneval Champagne Brut NV, France – £12.49

Anyone joining the tastings can buy all or a few of the wines or just join to hear more about then and find out the impartial scoring.

Posting on her website, Diana said: "Along with Lidl’s Lead Taster Master of Wine Richard Bampfield we’ve selected 6 of the most popular sparklers from Lidl’s range.

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"We’ll be giving you a brief overview of where they come from, how they’re made, a bit about the style and of course we’ll taste them. You’ll also be invited to score and comment on these different bubbles if you’d like to.

"You’re more than welcome to head off to Lidl to buy one, two or all these bubbles, pop the corks and join in the live tasting. Alternatively, you’re equally welcome to sit back and see what others have to say about them.

"I’m delighted that Chris Scott who is responsible for marketing Lidl in Scotland is also going to be joining us for these tastings.

"It’s going to be both fun and informative and you’ll be able to ask Richard Bampfield MW any questions you may have regarding these wines and Chris any questions about Lidl’s range in general.

"The tasting will also be a great opportunity to experience a completely honest, independent and impartial review of these bubbles."

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For more information or to book a place, priced at £10, please click here.

Dates for the Lidl summer wine tour tasting will be announced soon.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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