I have only been to The 8th Day once and that was for breakfast, but being a wine lover, could not resist attending their vegan wine tasting, hosted by Linda Ward of Vintage Roots Organic Wines. I thought the price of £10 per person, which included seven wines and vegan canapes was an absolute bargain.
There were about thirty people attending and we sat in two's or groups of six and as the night went on and the wines were drunk, the noise levels rose, it was good fun.
The wines we sampled were:
DOC Prosecco Spumante Tasi Fasoli Gino Italy
VDP Cotes de Gascogne Les Quatres Cepages, Domaine de Pajot France
Reserve Chardonnay Domaine Bousquet Argentina
Pure Cabernet Sauvignon, Chateau Brau, France
Merlot Reserve Domane Bousquet Argentina
Heaven on Earth Stellar South Africa
DOC Rioja Otis Tarda Crianza Bodegas Navarioja Spain
Linda spoke as to what makes a wine vegan (no animal products used in the fining process) and that more wines are vegan, than you would think, but the wine maker is not required to state what fining product is used on the label. However the European Union will be introducing legislation in the near future, which is excellent news for us vegans. Linda talked us through each wine, explaining the wine making method and also which foods matched each wine.
I hope The 8th Day have other wine tastings, as I would definitely return.