What we tasted in August 2011

AGM & Members Tasting

Many thanks to our members for presenting their wines and sharing some amusing and interesting stories.

 

  1. Langlois Crémant Brut NV, Loire - Margaret Connor
  2. Martin Codax Albariño 2009, Spain - John Thompson
  3. Chateau de Rully, Domaine Rodet 2004, Burgundy - Shobna Makwana
  4. Falerio Saladini Pilastri 2010 DOC Falerio die Colli Ascolani, Italy – Roland Moss
  5. Bardolino Recchia DOC 2010, Italy – Kate & Tony Moore
  6. The Shortlist, GSM, McGuigan, Barossa Valley, Australia - Liz & David Farmilo
  7. Vicien Malbec Reserva 2008, Argentina –  Helena Abbey
  8. Fonseca Bin 27 Ruby Port NV – Caroline Mole
  9. Passadouro Ruby Reserva Port, NV – Caroline Mole
  10. Domaine Pouderouz 2005 Maury, France – Sue Lobb

 

Three Wine Men… tickets now available…

The start of something special?  Tim Atkin, Oz Clarke and Olly Smith have kicked off a trio of excellent tastings during September, October and December.  We no idea what to expect, but it’s bound to be fun!  Tickets are now on sale through their website.

threewinemen.co.uk

We don’t have any affiliation with the Three Wine Men, but with such knowledge and influence in one place, you can’t go wrong!

Next Tasting – Friday 12th August

In August we have our AGM and Members Tasting.

If you are interested in joining the committee, or know someone who is, please ensure the nomination form (link below) is returned by 5th August.

AGM Notice 2011

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 July 2011

Grove Mill Wines

Many thanks to Andrew Barraclough, UK & Europe Business Manager for Grove Mill Wines of NewZealand, for a fantastic evening.

Web: grovemill.co.nz

The wines are available from Duncan Murray Wines of Market Harborough
Web: www.duncanmurraywines.co.uk
Email: info@duncanmurraywines.co.uk
Address: 10 Adam & Eve Street, Market Harborough LE16 7LT
Phone: 01858 464935

  1. Sanctuary Sauvignon Blanc 2010
  2. Grove Mill Sauvignon Blanc 2009
  3. Grove Mill Home Block Sauvignon Blanc 2009
  4. Grove Mill Chardonnay 2007
  5. Grove Mill Riesling 2008
  6. Grove Mill Grand Reserve Riesling 2009
  7. Grove Mill Pinot Gris 2008
  8. Grove Mill Pinot Noir 2009
  9. Grove Mill Late Harvest Gewürztraminer 2006

 

Andrew Barraclough (centre) with members Merrill Hastie and Howard Bland.

The Wine Gang – Christmas Fair

If you’d like a cracking day out in London, and drink some fantastic wine to boot, check out the Wine Gang Christmas Fair – Saturday 29th October.

Early bird tickets are now on sale for £15 each, and there’s opportunity to also book tickets for some excellent tutored tastings.  More details are available on The Wine Gang Website.

You don’t have to be a member of The Wine Gang to attend their tasting, but if you’re interested in a monthly round up of the best wines, by some of the key players in the industry, they currently have a special offer.  They are giving away a pack of the fun Wine Trumps card game (the wine version of top trumps) to all new members taking their £19.99 annual subscription. As the game is worth over £9.00, it’s a great time to join the Gang!

We don’t have any affiliation with The Wine Gang, but they do help us drink quality wine!

Next Tasting – Friday 8th July

In July we welcome Andrew Barraclough who will be presenting wines from Grove Mill.

For more information:

Web: grovemill.co.nz

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 June 2011

Italy – Emilio Bulfon

Many thanks to Ben Robson of Bat & Bottle of Oakham for a fantastic evening and showing a wonderful range of wines from Emilio Bulfon.

Web: batwine.co.uk
Web: bulfon.it
Twitter: @Batwine
Email: ben@batwine.co.uk
Tel: 01572 759735
Address: Unit 5, 19 Pillings Road, Oakham, Rutland LE15 6QF

  1. Sciaglìn Frizzante, Frizzante DOC, Frili Venezia Giulia 2009
  2. Sciaglìn – Sciaglìn Venezia Giulia IGT 2010
  3. Cividìn – vino bianco 2010
  4. Forgiarìn – Forgiarìn Venezia Giulia IGT 2010
  5. Cjanorìe – vino rosso 2010
  6. Piculìt Neri – Piculìt Neri Venezia Giulia IGT 2010
  7. Cordenossa – Vino rossa 2010
  8. Pecòl Ròs La Santissima – Vino rosso 2009

 

Don’t forget to visit Ben’s Wine Shop

10b Northgate
Oakham
Rutland
LE15 6QS

(next to Church Street Car Park – opposite Oakham Church)

Open: Friday      10am – 7.30pm &
Saturday  10am – 2pm

Next Tasting – Friday 10th June

In June we welcome Ben Robson of Bat & Bottle of Oakham who will be presenting wines from Italy.

For more information:

Tel. 01572 759735
Web: batwine.co.uk
Twitter: @Batwine

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.