Next tasting – Friday 10th January

In January we welcome Claudia Balestracci of Mentzendorff presenting wines from their extensive portfolio, from Italy.

More information is available here:
Web: mentzendorff.co.uk

Note that Members are contacted by a member of the Committee each month to commit to attendance at the tasting. Unfortunately, it is not possible for members or guests to simply turn up on the night owing to space limitations and the need to arrange catering in advance.

What we tasted in December 2019

Many thanks to Duncan Murray of Duncan Murray Wines, Market Harborough for presenting our festive Christmas tasting.

For more information:
Web: duncanmurraywines.co.uk
Email: info@duncanmurraywines.co.uk
Tel: 01858 464935
Facebook: Duncan Murray Wines
Twitter: @DMURRAYWINES

  1. H Blin Brut Tradition NV Marne Valley, Champagne
  2. Belle Epine Blanc 2018 (Viognier/ Chardonnay) Languedoc, France
  3. Les Rocheo Sainteo 2018, Picpoul de Pinet, France
  4. Nino Minado 2018 (Chardonnay) Carinena, Spain
  5. Johner Kaiserstuhl 2015 (Pinot Noir) Baden Germany
  6. L’Impudent 2018 (Syrah/Grenache/Cinsault/Mourvedre) Terrasses du Larzac, Languedoc, France
  7. Chateau Beaulieu 2015, Cotes de Bourg, Bordeaux France
  8. Mavrodafne of Patras NV, Peleponnese, Greece
  9. Niepoort LBV 2014, Douro, Portugal

Next tasting – Friday 13th December

In December we welcome Duncan Murray of Duncan Murray Wines, Market Harborough for our festive Christmas tasting.

For more information:
Web: duncanmurraywines.co.uk
Email: info@duncanmurraywines.co.uk
Tel: 01858 464935
Facebook: Duncan Murray Wines
Twitter: @DMURRAYWINES

Note that this tasting is limited to ticket holders only.  Unfortunately, it is not possible for members simply turn up on the night owing to space limitations.

What we tasted in November 2019

Many thanks to Ben Robson from Bat and Bottle of Oakham for presenting an exciting range of wines from Piemonte, Italy.

For more information:
Web: batwine.co.uk
Email: post@batwine.co.uk
Tel: 01572 759735 / 07809 828662

  1. Villa Guelpa, Longitudine 8.10 2017 – Piemonte, Leasona – Erbaluce
  2. Favaro, Erbaluce di Caluso ‘Le Chiusute’ 2018 – Piverone, Piemonte – Erbaluce
  3. Massimo Clerico, Spanna Coste della Swabia Nebbiolo 2014 – Lessona, Piemonte – Nebbiolo 
  4. Caves De Donnas, Valle d’Aoste Donnas 2016 – Donnas, Aoste – Nebbiolo
  5. Villa Guelpa, Longitudine 8.26 2017 – Lessona, Piemonte – Nebbiolo
  6. Favaro, Nebbiolo Ros 2015 – Piverone, Piemonte  – Nebbiolo
  7. Colombera & Garella, Bramaterra ‘Cascina Cottignano’ 2013 – Nebbiolo, Vespolina, Croatina 
  8. Antoniolo, Gattinara ‘Le Castelle’ 2013 – Gattinara, Piemonte – Nebbiolo

Next tasting – Friday 8th November

In November we welcome Ben Robson from Bat & Bottle of Oakham presenting wines from Italy.

For more information:

Web: batwine.co.uk
Email: post@batwine.co.uk
Tel: 01572 759735 / 07809 828662

Note that Members are contacted by a member of the Committee each month to commit to attendance at the tasting. Unfortunately, it is not possible for members or guests to simply turn up on the night owing to space limitations and the need to arrange catering in advance.

What we tasted in October 2019

Many thanks to Graeme Oliver of Condor Wines who presented a wonderful range of wines from their South American portfolio.

For more information:
Web: condorwines.co.uk
Facebook: Condor Wines

  1. Cameleon Chardonnay 2019
  2. Quara Single Vineyard Torrontes 2018
  3. Alandes Paradoux White Blend (Semillon & Sauvignon Blanc) NV
  4. Bouchon Salvaje Pais 2018
  5. Verum Tacito Pinot Noir 2017
  6. Sunal Illogico Criolla 2018
  7. Sunal Illogico Malbec 2017
  8. Hermanadad Malbec 2016

Next tasting – Friday 11th October

In October we welcome back Lee Evans from Condor Wines, presenting wines from their South American portfolio.

For more information:
Web: condorwines.co.uk
Facebook: Condor Wines

Note that Members are contacted by a member of the Committee each month to commit to attendance at the tasting. Unfortunately, it is not possible for members or guests to simply turn up on the night owing to space limitations and the need to arrange catering in advance.

What we tasted in September 2019

Many thanks to Quentin Sadler who presented a wonderful range of wines from CVNE and Contino Wines of Rioja. We would also like to extend our congratulations to Quentin on winning the Wine Blog of the Year 2019 award.

More information is available here:
Web: quentinsadler.com
Blog: quentinsadler.wordpress.com
Twitter: @quentinsadler
Facebook: facebook.com/quentinsadler
Website: CVNE

  1. Roger Goulart Gran Cuvée Reserva 2011 DO Cava, Cataluña, Alt Penedès
  2. Monopole Clásico 2015 DOCa Rioja, Bodega CVNE, Rioja Alta
  3. Contino Blanco 2016 DOCa Rioja, Bodega CVNE, Rioja Alavesa
  4. Viña Real Crianza 2015 DOCa Rioja, Bodega CVNE, Rioja Alavesa
  5. Cune Gran Reserva 2012 DOCa Rioja, Bodega CVNE, Rioja Alta
  6. Contino Reserva 2014 DOCa Rioja, Bodega Contino, Rioja Alavesa
  7. Imperial Reserva 2015 DOCa Rioja, Bodega CVNE, Rioja Alta
  8. Viña Real Gran Reserva 2012 DOCa Rioja, Bodega Viña, Rioja Alavesa

Next tasting – Friday 13th September

In September we welcome back Quentin Sadler presenting CVNE and Contino wines from Rioja. Congratulations to Quentin on winning the Wine Blog of the Year 2019 award.

More information is available here:
Web: quentinsadler.com
Blog: quentinsadler.wordpress.com
Twitter: @quentinsadler
Facebook: facebook.com/quentinsadler
Website: CVNE

Note that Members are contacted by a member of the Committee each month to commit to attendance at the tasting. Unfortunately, it is not possible for members or guests to simply turn up on the night owing to space limitations and the need to arrange catering in advance.

What we tasted in August 2019

Many thanks to our members and guests for a fantastic turn out for the AGM and Member’s tasting.  A number of varied and entertaining presentations from our members gave us a wonderful opportunity to try some wines many hadn’t tried before.

Many thanks to Margaret Connor for organising the tasting and to the members for volunteering.

  1. Bird in Hand Sparkling Pinot Noir NV, Adelaide Hills, Australia
  2. Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough New Zealand 2018
  3. Les Divolottes, Jean Vullien & Fils, Chignin Bergeron, Coteau de Montmelian 2018, Savoie France
  4. Bin #002 Zweigelt 2017, Familie Mantler, Weinviertel, Austria
  5. Domaine Comte Peraldi Red 2014, Ajaccio, Corsica
  6. Chianti Classico Riserva 2013, Tenute Piccini, Tuscany Italy
  7. 19 Crimes 2018, Victoria, Australia
  8. Peninsula Palo Cortado, Jerez, Spain NV