What we tasted in September 2011

The Fine Wine Collection

Many thanks to Chris Horridge from Altus Wine for a fantastic evening.  If you still wish to order wine from the evening, please contact Chris using the email address or phone number below.

Web: thefinewinecollection.com
Web: altuswine.co.uk
Email: sales@altuswine.co.uk
Phone: 0844 414 5546

  1. Maycas Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2008
  2. Amelia Chardonnay 2009
  3. Ocio Pinot Noir 2007
  4. Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec 2008
  5. Carmin de Peumo Carmenere 2007
  6. Don Melchor 2006
  7. Almaviva 2008
  8. Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2007

Next Tasting – Friday 9th September

In September we welcome Chris Horridge who will be presenting wines from Concha Y Toro.

For more information:

Web: conchaytoro.com
Web: altuswine.co.uk
Email: sales@altuswine.co.uk
Phone: 0844 414 5546

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 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.