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Tasting at the Temple - Alpine Wines

Monday 16th of May 2022 18:00

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Prince's Room


18:00 – Reception
18:30 – Tutored Session

Event Details

Enjoy a masterclass in Alpine Wine from Steffan Griffiths of Lay & Wheeler.

The delights of après-ski are well known to many, but how often do we seek out the wines of the Alps back in the UK? This evening we will look at some of the finest yet under-the-radar regions such as the Jura, Savoie and Switzerland, specialising in complex mineral whites and pure-fruited reds. Salopettes not necessary.

Steffan Griffiths
Having studied Classics at the University of Durham, Steffan joined Berry Bros & Rudd where he organised and hosted events for private and corporate customers. He then worked at English wine producer Nyetimber as their Brand Ambassador, before joining Lay & Wheeler in September 2020. Steffan has held the WSET Diploma since 2017. Born into a world of wine, he grew up visiting vineyards at an age where he was unable to take full advantage of their produce, which is thankfully no longer an issue. A keen traveller and lover of the arts, Steffan’s wine tastes lean fairly classical but he has a particular soft spot for great South African wines.   


Lay & Wheeler
Lay & Wheeler is one of England’s oldest fine wine merchants, established in 1854. We’re committed to offering the best fine wine experience out there, from buying to storing, selling and enjoying fine wine, we can help at every step. Unusually for the wine trade, the vast majority of our wine range is available by the single bottle, meaning that customers are able to take advantage of a huge range of individual expressions of some of the world’s finest vineyards. Dedicated account managers are on hand to discuss every minutiae of the ever-expanded wine world, and to share their enthusiasm with wine lovers from all over the UK.

Who can Attend

All members of the Inn.

Non-Members also welcome.

Dietary Requirements

If you (or your guests) have any dietary requirements please ensure that you provide this information when you book tickets.  If you did not do so, please inform the Inn no later than 12:00 two working days before the event. 

If you (or your guests) are unsure about anything on the evening please speak to the events staff on duty.

Further details on dietary requirements

Qualifying Session Details

Please note this is not a Qualifying session.

Bookings and Cancellations

Members of the Inn can buy tickets online by clicking ‘Add to Cart’.  Please note that you must log in to book (if you have not yet created a log-in please register first).  Alternatively you can buy tickets from the Treasury Office by calling 020 7427 4800.

Unless the event sells out earlier, booking will close at 12:00 two workings days before the event


Where we have a waiting list we will offer your ticket to someone else, so please do cancel your ticket if you are no longer able to attend by emailing

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Times and details for this event are subject to change. Please check this webpage for the most up to date information.