Wine and Dine at Altitude 360

Thursday, October 10, 2013

I'm sure you've heard of Yplan. Well if you're in London (and now New York) you probably have. It's a sweet little app that shows you lots of events for the upcoming night, so you don't have to plan anything in advance! J and I were looking for something to do this week and we stumbled upon "Wine and Dine with a View."

We got dressed and headed over to Millbank for some tasting!



We got to taste 6 different wines from... California. I know, I know as a true Frenchie I should've been shuddering at the thought! But they were really excellent and the sommelier was really interesting and hilarious!


J almost took notes on all the interesting facts we learnt that night! We were thought how wine is made and why some are so much more expensive than others. (Usually due to the way the grapes need to be picked up to fit standards!) How the colour of the wine doesn't come from the grape's flesh but it's skin. How the alcohol is made by adding yeast to the wine whilst it's macerating. And how better quality wines have self stopping yeast whilst cheaper wines zap the yeast with lasers once the given level alcohol is reached! Fascinating I know!



The view was absolutely gorgeous and well worth the trip, even if the wines were delicious too!


I'm not very much of a red wine kind of girl but this one was really flavourful. Give it a go if you can!
The Yplan events are always good fun and if you invite friends to join the app you get 7£ free to spend on booking events. Bargain!


xx 


8 comments:

  1. Oooh what a lovely idea.
    How have I never heard of this YPlan thing? It sounds like the perfect idea for nights in the city
    Loving your outfit too
    x x x
    The Lobster & Me

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    1. It's a really smart app! Saved me from many nights of being a shut in! xx

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  2. What a great idea! Seems like a lot of fun!

    Caitlin
    atgatsbys.blogspot.com

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  3. I keep meaning to download this app, and now this has just pushed me to stop being lazy!

    Hmm maybe...

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  4. You look stunning, and Californian wine is truly delish.

    The Purse Snatcher

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