What we tasted in September 2017

Many thanks to Nick Gent from Rodney Densem Wines Limited, Nantwich and Ed Hobbs from John Fells (Torres UK Agents), for presenting a range of wines from Torres.  It was the first visit by the duo to the society and the evening was enjoyed by all.

For more information:
Web: torres.es
Web: rodneydensemwines.com
Tel: 01270 626999
Email: retail@rdwines.com
Address: 4 Pillory Street, Nantwich CW5 5BD
Web: fells.co.uk

Ed Hobbs and Nick Gent


  1. Santa Digna Estelado Brut Rose NV
  2. Marimar Estate Albariño 2015
  3. Torres Fransola 2014
  4. Torres Milmanda 2013
  5. Miquel Torres Cordillera Carmenere 2012
  6. Torres Salmos Priorat 2014
  7. Torres Mas la Plana 2011
  8. Torres Floralis Moscatel d’Oro NV


What we tasted in August 2017

Many thanks to the following members for presenting an excellent range of wines at the AGM.  We all had a fantastic evening.

Margaret Connor
Julian Osborne
Linda and Roland Moss
Andrew Wetherby
Richard Davies
Chris Lewis
Martin Ward
Neil Griffiths


  1. Chapel Down Vintage Reserve Brut
  2. Lyrarakis Dafni 2016
  3. Domaine Yves Cuilleron Viognier Les Vignes d’a Côte 2015
  4. Tom and the Peleton Ventoux Rouge 2013
  5. Reserve des Hospitaliers, Cairanne, Cotes du Rhone Villages
  6. Castillo Perelada 5 Finques Reserva 2013
  7. Los Haroldos Bonada 2013
  8. Moscatel de Setúbal, Bacalhôa 2012


What we tasted in July 2017

Many thanks to David, the Store Manager and Wine Guru from Majestic Leicester, for presenting champagne and sparkling wines from the Majestic range.  We all had a fantastic evening.

For more information:
Web: majestic.co.uk/leicester
Tel: 0116 262 9519
Email: lei@majestic.co.uk
Address: Unit 3, 15 St Georges Way, Leicester LE1 1SH


David, Store Manager, Majestic Leicester


  1. Bouvet Saumur Brut NV – Loire, France
  2. Le Berceau Piquepoul Chardonnay NV Languedoc, France
  3. Cordoniu Gran Plus Ultra 2015, Catalonia, Spain
  4. Juve y Camps Reserva de la Familia, NV, Catalonia, Spain
  5. Balfour 1503 Rose, NV, Kent, England
  6. Oeil de Perdrix Rose, NV, Champagne, France
  7. Bollinger Special Cuvée, NV, Champagne France
  8. Bollinger Grande Annee 2007, Champagne, France


What we tasted in June 2017

Many thanks to Will Dennison from Pol Roger Portfolio, who presented a range of wines from Joseph Drouhin, Burgundy.  We all had a fantastic evening.

For more information:
Web: drouhin.com
Web: polroger.co.uk


Will Dennison, Pol Roger Portfolio

  1. Chablis, Reserve de Vaudon 2014
  2. Chablis 1er Cru, Vaillons 2014
  3. Pouilly Vinzelles 2014
  4. Chassange-Montrachet Morgeot 1er Cru, Marquis de Laquiche 2007
  5. Brouilly, Hospices de Belleville 2015
  6. Rully Rouge 2014
  7. Vosne-Romanee 2010
  8. Clos Saint-Denis, Grand Cru 2011


What we tasted in May 2017

Many thanks to Tony Wellings from The Antipodean Sommelier, Peterborough, who presented wines from New Zealand.   We all had a fantastic evening.

For more information:
Web: taswines.co.uk

  1. Two Rivers “Convergence” Sauvignon Blanc 2016 – Marlborough
  2. Two Rivers “Altitude” Sauvignon Blanc 2015 – Marlborough
  3. Two Rivers “Wairau Selection” Pinot Gris 2015 – Marlborough
  4. Two Rivers “Juliet” Riesling 2016 – Marlborough
  5. Ward Valley “Mt Victoria Block “Pinot Noir 2014 – Marlborough
  6. Terra Sancta Estate Pinot Noir 2014 – Central Otago
  7. Coal Pit “Tiwha” Pinot Noir 2015 – Central Otago
  8. Pirinoa Road “Reserve” Pinot Noir 2009 – Martinborough


What we tasted in April 2017

Many thanks to Lee Evans from Condor Wines, for presenting wines from Los Haroldos, Argentina.   We all had a fantastic evening.

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


Lee Evans, Condor Wines


  1. Chacabuco Viognier 2016
  2. Chacabuco Torrontés 2015
  3. Robles Chardonnay 2014
  4. Chacabuco Malbec Rosado 2016
  5. Chacabuco Malbec 2016
  6. Roble Bonarda 2013
  7. Roble Malbec 2015
  8. Seleccion de Familia Malbec 2013

What we tasted in March 2017

Many thanks to Rory Benham, Sales Director from The Wine Treasury, for presenting wines from Washington State, USA.   We all had a fantastic evening.

For more information:
Web: winetreasury.com Tel: 020 7793 9999



Rory Benham


  1. Hedges “CMS” Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley 2015
  2. L’Ecole No 41 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley 2012
  3. L’Ecole No 41 Semillon, Columbia Valley 2014
  4. Grace Lane Riesling, Yakima Valley 2014
  5. Hedges “CMS” red blend, Columbia Valley 2012
  6. L’Ecole No 41 Merlot, Columbia Valley 2013
  7. Grace Lane Cabernet, Columbia Valley 2012
  8. Duckhorn “Canvasback” Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain 2013


What we tasted in February 2017

Many thanks to Simon Woods for presenting wines from Portugal.  We all had a fantastic evening.

More information is available here:
Web: I Don’t Know Much About Wine…But I Know What I Like
Web: The World’s Shortest Wine Book*
Twitter: @woodswine
Facebook: Woodswine
YouTube: MrWoodswine


Simon Woods


  1. Casa Ferreirinha Planalto Branco Reserva 2015, Douro
  2. Reguengo de Melgaço Alvarinho 2015, Vinho Verde
  3. J P Ramos Smart Dog Syrah/Trincadeira 2015, VR Alentejano
  4. Duorum Tinto 2014, Douro
  5. Casa Ferreirinha Vinha Grande Tinto 2014, Douro
  6. Quinta dos Carvalhais Tinto Reserva 2010, Dão
  7. Adela de Pegões Moscatel de Setúbal NV
  8. Blandy’s 10 Year Old Bual Madeira


Next tasting – 10th February

In February we welcome back author, editor, blogger and international wine judge Simon Woods, presenting wines from Portugal.

More information is available here:
Web: I Don’t Know Much About Wine…But I Know What I Like
Web: The World’s Shortest Wine Book*
Twitter: @woodswine
Facebook: Woodswine
YouTube: MrWoodswine

Note: Members are contacted by a member of the Committee each month to commit to attendance at the tasting.  If you’re not a member and would like to attend, please take a look at the “Contact us” page – we’ll need to hear from you at least a week before 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.