Master of Wine, Michael Palij comes to Heathfield to host a special Italian fine wine tasting at Cuculo Cheese & Wine

8th November

Sommelier tasting wine

An exclusive wine event in Heathfield

This Saturday will be a very special opportunity for lovers of fine wine. When, one of the world’s few Masters Of Wine, Michael Palij will be hosting a special tasting at Cuculo, High Street, Heathfield, East Sussex to showcase wines coming from a fascinating selection of Italy’s most famous appellations.

They include:

  • Riserva Brunello di Montalcino DOCG by Collosorbo 
  • A cru Barolo from classy Damilano 
  • An Amarone della Valpolicella from the legendary Corte Sant’Alda estate
  • Iconic gems from Monecasca in Matelica 
  • A cru Timorasso from Walter Massa in Piemonte
  • The majestic Tintiliia del Molise by Cianfagna and more…

A link to Cuculo that goes back years

Michael Palij Master of wine - male with light beard wearing a suit
Michael Palij, Master of Wine

The link with Cuculo and Michael is a long one. Here is the story from James MacNay, Cuculo Co-founder:

“The year is 2004 and we’re in Oxford.  Cinzia and I have just met for the first time as fresh-faced work colleagues, in one of the colleges. One of many training sessions is dedicated to the appreciation of wine.

It was Michael who gave the wine talk in each of the three years that Cinzia & I worked at the company. From the first lecture, there was something in the way he explained the subject which really flicked a switch for us. In fact, it inspired me to start an import business, and that business evolved to become Cuculo Cheese & Wine.

“Fast forward to 2010 and I am looking to source some top quality Italian labels for Cuculo, when I come across an Oxford-based company which seems to have every base covered. An email later, and it turns out that the owner of that company is Michael Palij MW. Michael’s wines have featured in our portfolio ever since, and Cuculo customers are guaranteed to have drunk some.

“So that’s the story. If you have ever bought anything from Cuculo – or if you’ve ever joined us on one of our Italian trips, then it is important that you know that there, at the start of it all, was Michael Palij MW.”

Tickets are £85 each and the price includes a discount voucher to use against any purchase worth £500 or more of the wines tasted. It’s the perfect way to explore the wines before you order.
The tasting will be accompanied by some delicious food served on the evening.

The event is on Saturday 11 November starting at 7 pm.  

Spaces are limited so BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment!