Cuculo’s Big Christmas Tasting 2021 – Sunday 12 December from noon until 20:30

Venue Cuculo Cheese & Wine, 69 High Street, Heathfield
Time & Date Sunday 12 December, 12:00 – 20:30.

We are delighted to invite you to the 2021 Cuculo Big Christmas Tasting!

With over thirty great wines, spirits and liqueurs to try, along with a feast of cheeses, cured meats, panettoni, chocolates and other confectionery, it’s the annual date for the diary of all food and wine lovers.

Tickets are £25, and this price includes a £5 voucher which can be used against any wine purchase of £30 or more.

To manage the numbers, tickets are sold in 30-minute slots, with a maximum 7 people per slot.  We start at 12 noon, with the last group entering at 20:30.

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  • Description

    We look forward to welcoming you to the Cuculo Big Christmas Tasting, on Sunday 12 December!

    The event is self-service, but our knowledgeable colleagues will be on hand to answer questions and help you make your choices. On arrival, you will be given tasting notes and a brief introduction to the event. So, take your time, ask as many questions as you like, and, above all, enjoy a relaxing afternoon!

    We have organised entry on a ‘rolling’ basis. That is to say, seven tickets are available for each half hour between 12 noon and 8:30pm. We expect most visits to last 75-90 minutes. You can book your tickets using the online form. If your group is larger than 7, let us know and we’ll take your booking manually, and adjust the following time slot accordingly.

    Tickets are only £25. This figure includes a £5 voucher for any wine purchase of £30 or more.

    The list under the “Wines” tab can give you a good idea of what to expect. You will find some perennial favourites from estates such as Inama, Corte Sant’Alda and Les Crêtes.  And alongside them, some wineries we have visited or written about this year.

    The Big Christmas Tasting is about more than just wine, though. You can try Cinzia’s legendary truffle brie, alongside a host of other great cheeses.  A host of panettone and chocolates will also be on offer.

    This event is a great opportunity to do some Christmas shopping while having a great time with friends or family. But it does book up quickly, so don’t hesitate – book today to avoid disappointment!

    The event takes place at Cuculo Cheese & Wine, 69 High Street, Heathfield, East Sussex TN21 8HU. There is a small amount of free on-street parking to the front of the store, and free short-stay parking at Co-Op, in the central municipal car park behind us, and long-stay parking at Mill Road.

  • The Wines

    We will be revisiting some favourites which scored highly in our online Wine Tour over the past couple of years. You’ll notice we have managed to acquire a parcel of wines from our great friends at Les Crêtes in Valle d’Aosta. Please note that this list is subject to change at short notice. However it does give an accurate representation of what to expect at the event.

    Chianti DOCG, by Camperchi
    Querciabella Chianti Classico
    Querciabella Chianti Classico Riserva
    Montefili Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

    Collosorbo Rosso di Montalcino
    Collosorbo Brunello di Montalcino

    Michele Satta Costa di Giulia Bolgheri Bianco

    Valle d’Aosta – Les Crêtes
    Petite Arvine
    Torrette Superiore
    Pinot Noir
    La Sabla
    Chardonnay Cuvée Bois

    Soave Classico
    Soave Classico Grande Cuvée
    Carmenere Piú
    Campo del Lago Merlot

    Corte Sant’Alda
    Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore
    Amarone della Valpolicella

    Marco Porello
    Roero Arneis
    Barbera d’Alba
    Nebbiolo d’Alba

    Barolo LeCinqueVigne
    Barolo Liste


    Other Northern Italy
    Lombardia – Ghiraldi Lugana

    Other Central Italy
    Molise – Cianfagna Tintilia

    Other Southern Italy
    I Pastini – Susumaniello

    Sicilia & Sardegna
    Tenuta Matteu – Vermentino di Gallura

    Fortified, Liqueurs & Spirits
    De Bartoli – Marsala Vergine
    Caparsa – Vin Santo del Chianti Classico
    Cave Mont Blanc – Chaudelune Vin de Glace
    Quinta da Pedra Alta – Ten-year-old Tawny Port
    Quinta da Pedra Alta – White Port
    Baron de Signognac – Bas Armagnac
    Maxime Trijol – Cognac Premier Cru de Champagne XO
    Corte Sant’Alda – Recioto della Valpolicella

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