Wine Tasting at Casa Restaurant with Thos Peatling, 98 Risbygate Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3AA

8 wines for £15 - Wednesday 17th July 6.30pm

Give your palette a treat with this eclectic mix of wines under the guidance of our wine merchant. What better way to spend a Wednesday evening? Add a Spanish or Meze Platter for just £15 when pre-booked & make a meal of it!

Come along on your own or bring a bunch of friends...but be quick as we only have limited places available!

To book please call Casa on 01284 701313


Peatlings' Christmas Wine Tasting 
28th November 2018



Our Christmas Wine Tasting is on Wednesday 28th November
from 5:30-8pm at Casa Restaurant, 98 Risbygate Street
Taste over 30 wines including Champagne, vintage port and seasonal wines.

Tickets are £20/head for wine tasting and include £20 off case of wine purchased on the night


for £30/head get the wine tasting and a CASA 'sharing menu' (normally £19.95)
(£20 off case of wine purchased on night still applies)

Casa's 'sharing menu' table must be booked in advance

To book this great offer - email
or call 01284 755948

Previous Tastings:

Summer Wine Tasting - Friday 22nd June 2018 - 7pm in the shop


It's Summer! So which wines should you choose to go with the sunshine and for drinking al-fresco? Which wines are best for barbeques, canapés or just for entertaining outdoors? What are the best rosés, whites and even red wines for Summer?
In this tasting we'll be looking at wines that we recommend for this time of year. We have some excellent new rosé wines in stock as well as their range of whites and reds from the New World and established regions of Europe. We'll guide you through the different styles and inform you about them in our usual entertaining way. As an added bonus all these wines are available at 25% off usual retail price!   Call shop for tickets (01284 755948) £18/head



Italian Wine Tasting - Friday 13th April 7pm in the shop


co-hosted with Suffolk Wine Academy - call shop 01284 755948 for tickets


New Wines Tasting - 23rd February 2018 - 7pm in the shop

co-hosted with Suffolk Wine Academy

Tickets call 01284 755948 or contact

Tickets call 01284 755948 or contact

A wine tasting that’s ideal for those who like to taste something new!
Our February wine tasting will highlight what’s new on the shelves of Thos Peatling, our favourite Independent Wine Merchant
Many of Peatlings wines are exclusive to them and they are all chosen personally by owner Nicholas Corke, so you know that you’ll be tasting some excellent wines from all around the world.
Join us for an evening of discovering and learning about some great wines

Tickets call 01284 755948 or contact


Wine Tasting at Moreton Hall School - Friday 24th November - 7pm


Champagne and Sparkling Wine Tasting - Friday 8th December - with Suffolk Wine Academy

Our 3rd annual Champagne & Sparkling wine tasting is an evening that you definitely don't want to miss!
We'll be tasting examples from some of the best producers in the world of different kinds of sparkling wine styles. Top class Prosecco from a small-batch artisan producer, fabulous New World sparklers, and of course Grande Marque Champagnes including special Vintages from the houses of Taittinger and Bollinger ....and some surprises too!

Call shop for tickets on 01284 755948





Christmas Wine Tasting - Friday 17th November 2017 from 6pm

Over forty wines to try including Champagnes, Ports and specially imported wines.

Tickets are £20/head and ticket price is redeemable on night against wine case purchase

Call shop on 01284 755948 to book tickets

Come and join us - we look forward to seeing you!

Come and join us - we look forward to seeing you!


Burgundy vs Bordeaux Wine Tasting - 20th October 7pm


Burgundy and Bordeaux are two of France's most famous wine regions and in this tasting we'll be putting their wines head-to-head in order to discover what makes them unique; the grape varieties, the winemaking techniques, and the styles of wines.
We'll be tasting some fabulous white and red examples from our list with Suffolk Wine Academy - tickets £20/head - call shop on 01284 755948 to book

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Australian Wine Dinner - 19th October 7pm

Four course dinner with eight wines presented by Bellarmine Wines from Western Australia held in Casa Del Mar Restaurant (next door to Peatlings) Tickets are £40 per head - please call the shop on 01284 755948 to book

Bellarmine Wines is one of the Top 100 Wineries of Australia as rated by renowned wine writer and judge, James Halliday. Bellarmine produces all estate grown wines and is located in the pristine high quality cool climate of Pemberton in Western Australia. The vineyards were established in 2000 over 20 hectares and the first wines were made in 2004 since when they have been consistently rated highly including the rating of a “red 5 star” winery (i.e best of the best).  Much of the wines success must be put down to the skills of the winemaker, Diane Miller, who has been with Bellarmine since the first vintage, having previously been head winemaker at a winery in the Great Southern, where she made wines for more than 20 clients, including Bellarmine.   Perhaps she knew what potential there was!



WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits Course

The WSET Level 2 course is the most popular course run by the internationally regarded Wine & Spirit Education Trust. It is aimed at enthusiastic individuals with some knowledge of wines but who want to know more.

This course runs for 6 Monday evenings from 25th September 2017 to Monday 30th October 2017 at Thos Peatlings Fine Wines in Bury St Edmunds. The final assessment is an externally set and marked 1 hour 50-question multiple choice examination which will be taken on the final evening of the course. It is expected that delegates undertake their own private study throughout the course to back up the topics covered in the sessions

The course focuses on the key grape varieties and regions of the world, different styles of wines, and the production of spirits and liqueurs. Students are also taught how to taste wine professionally using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting. Each session will be supported by relevant tasting samples and at least 24 different wines will be tasted throughout the course.

You don’t need to have achieved the Level 1 course to take this course, you just need a keen interest in wine. We currently have a 100% pass rate for our students taking this course!

For more information see:

WINE AND FOOD WEEKEND - July 21st-23rd

Wine tastings - Food tastings - BBQ and music

Friday 21st - 5.30pm-8.30pm Wine Tasting £25 (over 50 wines to try plus includes £5 towards food and £20 off case of wine ordered on night)

Saturday 22nd - 10am Wine pairing brunch £20From 11.30am - 4pm Wine Tasting £15 - over 40 wines to try plus £5 towards food at Casa Del Mar including BBQ and £10 towards case of wine

Sunday 23rd - 10am Prosecco/Bloody Mary brunch £2012 noon-4pm OPEN DAY casual wine tastings in shop, BBQ, live music, stalls, cookery demos and paella at Casa Del Mar


Wine Dinner Thursday 25th May, 7pm

We are delighted to welcome Mary-Lou Nash, Cape Wine Master, winemaker and part owner of Black Pearl Wines in South Africa over to the UK to conduct a tasting of her fabulous wines from Paarl. Tickets include a three course dinner with our partners Casa del Mar, in their restaurant. The menu has been designed especially to compliment her wines which Mary-Lou will present with each course.

Tickets for the dinner which will include wine are priced at £49 per head on the night or £39 in advance and can be purchased from Peatlings, in the shop or by calling us on 01284 755948 or from Casa del Mar at the restaurant or by calling 01284 701313

Spaces are limited so book now to save £10 per person for what we know will be a fun and informative evening

A bit about Black Pearl Wines:

Mary-Lou Nash is the co-owner, winemaker, and viticulturist at Black Pearl Wines. She received a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, with a major in anthropology from the University of New Hampshire in 1989, and then taught English in Japan for two years followed by two years travelling in Asia before settling in Paarl. Teaching herself entirely, she planted 4, 5 hectares of Shiraz in 1997 and 3 hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon in 1998 and established her family-run boutique cellar in 2001. Nash completed her first brandy course in 1998 followed by her Diploma with the Cape Wine Academy in 1999. In 2006 she received her wine evaluation certificate from Stellenbosch University followed by top marks in the Advanced Brandy Course at Van Ryn’s. Newly graduated Cape Wine Master, Mary-Lou was also the 2011 winner of the Van Ryn’s Award for Brandy Excellence, achieving the highest score in the section of the Cape Wine Masters’ examination, devoted to brandy. Says Cape Wine Academy principal, Marilyn Cooper: “To win the Award for Brandy Excellence one must have an exceptional conversancy with brandy, both as a taster and in one’s theoretical knowledge. It requires not only dedicated study but passion, and genuine interest. As a self-taught winemaker, these are qualities Mary-Lou undoubtedly possesses and has had an opportunity to flaunt in this course.”

Tasting Friday 5th May in the shop - call 01284 755948 for tickets

Big, Bold & Beautiful!

17th March 2017 - 7pm-11pm

At many of our tastings the most popular wines are the biggest tasting ones, so if you are lover of bold flavours then we have designed this wine tasting just for you! And as it’s March and usually cold and wet, what better than a food and wine tasting with big flavours and big tastes? 

In conjunction with Casa del Mar restaurant we are offering an evening of big wines with big foods to match. We’ll taste some of the best full-bodied white and red wines from around the world, many sourced and imported exclusively by us, together with a selection of tasty canapes to match the wines’ flavours. The wines have been specially chosen as examples of what wine-makers can produce to bring out the tastes of ripe fruits and sunshine through careful grape selection and different maturation techniques. 

Following the tasting we’ll move on to the restaurant itself (just next door!) to continue with a specially designed meal and of course more big wines from our excellent wine-list.

It should be a great evening of wine tasting, learning, eating, and fun! Not to be missed!


  • New Zealand Wine Tasting - 13th January 2017, 7-9pm

  • £15 per head

  • call shop for tickets on 01284 755948

Christmas Wine & Food Tasting

Friday, November 18th 6-9pm

Ticket £25/head (includes £20 off case of wine purchased on night)


Over 50 wines to try and delicious tapas from Casa del Mar

(Casas Restaurant and Bar will be open before, during and AFTER the wine tasting for those of you who want to make a night of it)

Call for tickets today - 01284 755948 Peatlings and 01284 701313 Casa Del Mar            




Champagne & Sparkling wines plus special meal at Casa del Mar Restaurant

Friday 28th October 2016 7pm-11pm

It’s coming up to that time of year when celebrations are in order, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with bubbles and great food!

Following last years successful Sparkling tasting we are giving you the opportunity to once more taste some exceptional sparkling wines from around the world and also enjoy a Champagne-themed apres-tasting meal  at Casa del Mar restaurant!

We stock an exceptional range of Sparkling wines, and the tasting will include examples of top Champagnes from Louis Roederer, Bollinger, and Dom Perignon, as well a great examples of Sparkling wines from Italy, South America and elsewhere.

Maria, owner & chef of Casa del Mar, has also been inspired by a trip to Champagne to create some fabulous Champagne-themed dishes that will be served in the restaurant following the tasting

This was one of our most popular events last year and once again we must limit the places to 16 so book early in order to ensure your ticket. The extra cost from our usual tastings reflects not only the high quality of wines you will be tasting, but also the inclusion of the meal at Casa del Mar afterwards. Be assured, it will be a fantastic evening!!

Tickets £60/person

call the shop on 01284 755948 for tickets



South African Wine Tasting with the Suffolk Wine Academy

Hello wine lovers,

Although the start of June has hardly been ‘flaming’ good news is just around the corner!

It’s simple...Rosé wine means Summer’s here!!

But with so many dodgy (and by that I mean cloyingly sweet or tasteless) Rosé wines around we thought it would be a good time to highlight what winemakers around the world can produce when they use the right grapes in the right ways. So from the classic Rosés from Provence to unusual varieties from South America, with both still and sparkling examples, we will be tasting all that’s best as far as the world of pink wines go.

Friday 16th September 2016 at 7:00pm

At Thos Peatling Wine Shop, 98 Risbygate Street, Bury St Edmunds

After a brief Summer break we are back with a very exciting South African wine tasting.

Nicholas from Thos Peatlings returned from a visit to South Africa earlier this year raving about the great wines that he found there. Now that stock has arrived this is your opportunity to try some great examples of classic Cape varieties, quality wines that you certainly wont have tried before, and some really unusual wines that deserve your attention (a single-fermented sparkling wine anyone...?). The wines are great value and most are exclusive to Peatlings.

Tickets £35/couple, £20 /person

call the shop on 01284 755948 for tickets

Rose Tasting with the Suffolk Wine Academy

When?  Friday 24th June 2016 at 7:00PM

Where? Thos Peatlings Fine wines in Bury St Edmunds



Tickets £35/couple, £20 /person

call the shop on 01284 755948 for tickets


now being held at Peatlings on Friday 11th March at 7pm in conjunction with Suffolk Wine Academy. call us on 01284 755948 to book tickets

spotted in Milan

spotted in Milan

We still have a few tickets left for the Languedoc Talk and Tasting with Wendy Gedney being held in the shop next Thursday 25th February

call the shop on 01284 755948 to reserve tickets

old Syrah vines in the Minervois region of Languedoc

old Syrah vines in the Minervois region of Languedoc


We are delighted to be joined by Wendy Gedney who will be talking about the wines of the Languedoc along with a tasting of wines from the area.

Wendyruns a successful Vineyard Tours business in the Languedoc-Roussillon area of Southern France called Vin en Vacances. She is also a qualified WSET tutor having attained the WSET Diploma in 2006 and taught these qualification for many years in the UK. She also hold the Sud de France Languedoc-Roussillon masters certificate and is a member of the AWE (Association of Wine Educators). Her style is relaxed, informal and enthusiastic and her speciality is of course the wines of the Languedoc-Roussillon.


She has published a book called “The Wines of the Languedoc Roussillon” which is the only one of its kind in English that describes all of the appellations in the Languedoc and gives a detailed yet entertaining insight into the history of the wines, the terroir, the grape varieties and the culture and cuisine of the Languedoc.

TICKETS ARE £12.50 per person and are available through the shop or by calling us on 01284 755948. The tasting and talk will start at 7pm and is being held in Peatlings Shop in Risbygate Street. We do hope many of you will be able to attend what will we are sure prove to be an entertaining evening




Italian Wine Tasting - January 21st, 7-9pm


as we have not got sufficient confirmed bookings we have decided to postpone the Italian Tasting until late February or more likely March. We will keep you posted when we have a new date. In the meantime please see our Languedoc tasting, details above that will be taking place in February

to be held at Peatlings Wine Shop with Suffolk Wine Academy

Italy is the worlds biggest wine producer and it’s going to be difficult to try and show what this country has to offer in one evening, but we’re giving it a go.

So if you’re a Vermentino vulture, a Barolo botherer, a Prosecco princess or an amorous Amarone lover, there will be something you’ll already love and lots of other wines to start up a relationship with… who knows where it could lead!

Tickets are £20 per person or £35 for two people. Go to the Suffolk Wine Academy to book or call Peatlings on 01284 755948.


Tickets are selling fast but some still available - call to book now!

Christmas Wine Tasting at Peatlings

Our annual Christmas Wine Tasting is being held in the shop on Friday 4th December from 6.30pm. Tickets available through the shop (01284) 755948 at £25 each (ticket price redeemable against case orders on night)

We recently had a very special event at Thos Peatling, which was our wine tasting evening on Friday 17th July, 2015.  Look out for our next event tickets which can be purchased in store.


The team also provides special services for external events and work with a number of restaurateurs and hoteliers.