What we tasted in April 2011

Portugal

Many thanks to Duncan Murray of Duncan Murray Wines of Market Harborough for a fantastic evening and showing a wonderful range of wines from Portugal.

Web: www.duncanmurraywines.co.uk
Email: info@duncanmurraywines.co.uk
Address: 10 Adam & Eve Street, Market Harborough LE16 7LT
Phone: 01858 464935

 

  1. Trevo Branco 2009 DOC Vinho Verde
  2. Cerejeiras Branco 2009 Vinho Regional Lisboa Boas
  3. Vinhas Branco 2010 DOC Dao
  4. Esporao Reserva Branco 2009 DOC Alentejo
  5. Quinta de Raza Tinto 2010 DOC Vinho Verde
  6. Ciconia Tinto 2009 DOC Alentejo
  7. Falcoaria Tinto 2006 DOC Tejo
  8. Quinta do Portal Reserva 2008
  9. Niepoort Tawny Dee Port

Next Tasting – Friday 8th April

In April we welcome Duncan Murray of Duncan Murray Wines, Market Harborough who will be presenting wines from Portugal.

More information is available on their website.

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 March 2011

M. Chapoutier

Many thanks to Florence Mailliez, M. Chapoutier UK Brand Manager at Mentzendorff & Co, for a fantastic evening and showing the wines of M. Chapoutier.  Thanks also to Iain Phillips, Regional Accounts Manager for Mentzendorff & Co, for arranging the tasting.

Web: www.chapoutier.com
Web: www.mentendorff.co.uk
Email: orders@mentzendorff.co.uk

  1. Vin des Pays de la Drôme “Les Vignes de Pilate” 2009
  2. Condrieu “Invitare” 2009
  3. Côtes-du-Rhône “Belleruche” 2009
  4. Crozes-Hermitage “La Petite Ruche” 2008
  5. Côte-Rôtie “Les Bécasses” 2007
  6. Cornas “Les Arénas” 2007
  7. Domaine Tournon “Mount Benson” Shiraz 2006
  8. Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier “lieu dit MALAKOFF” Shiraz 2005

Next Tasting – Friday 11th March

In March we welcome Iain Phillips of Mentzendorff who will be presenting wines from leading Rhone producer M. Chapoutier.

More information is available on their website.

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 February 2011

Bodega Catena Zapata

Many thanks to Alastair Sewell,  National Account Manager at Bibendum Wine Ltd, for a fantastic evening and showing the wines of Bodega Catena Zapata.

Web: www.catenawines.com
Web: www.bibendum-wine.co.uk
Email: sales@bibendum-wine.co.uk
Tel: 0207 449 4120

  1. Alamos Torrontes 2009
  2. Catena Alta Chardonnay 2009
  3. Alamos Bonarda 2009
  4. Alamos Malbec 2009
  5. Catena Malbec 2008
  6. Catena Alta Malbec 2007
  7. Catena Alta Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
  8. Nicolas Catena Zapata Malbec 2006
  9. Catena Zapata Argentino

Next Tasting Friday 11th February

In February we welcome Mariela Molinari who will be presenting wines from leading Argentinean producer Bodega Catena Zapata.

More information is available on their website.

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 January 2011

Avignonesi

Many thanks to Brett Flemming for a fantastic evening and showing the wines of Avignonesi.

Web: www.avignonesi.it

  1. Sauvignon Blanc – Cortona D.O.C.
  2. “Il Marzocco” Chardonnay – Cortona D.O.C.
  3. Rosso Avignonesi – I.G.T. Toscana
  4. Rosso di Montepulciano D.O.C.
  5. Vino Nobile di Montepulciano D.O.C.
  6. Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva D.O.C.G. “Grandi Annate”
  7. Desiderio Merlot – Cortona D.O.C.
  8. Vin Santo di Montepulciano D.O.C.

Next Tasting – Friday 14th January

In January we welcome Brett Fleming who will be presenting wines from leading Italian producer Avignonesi.

More information is available on their website.

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 2010

Corney & Barrow

Many thanks to James Long from Corney & Barrow for a fantastic festive evening.

If you didn’t order any wine on the night, and are now regretting your decison, contact James using the details below…

Web: www.corneyandbarrow.com
Email: james.long@corneyandbarrow.com
Address: Belvoir House, High Street, Newmarket Suffolk CB8 8DH
Tel: 01638 600000
Fax: 01638 600860

James’ Christmas Selection

  1. Marquis de Bonnières Brut Champagne, Epernay, France NV
  2. Santa Florentina Pinot Gris, Famatina Valley, Argentina 2010
  3. El Campesino Chardonnay, Viñedos Marchigue, Valle Central, Chile 2009
  4. Pouilly-Fumè Les Chaumiennes, A&E Figeat, Loire, France 2009
  5. Auxey-Duresses la Macabrée, Burgundy, Olivier Leflaive, France 2009
  6. Château Moureau, Minervois, France 2009
  7. Côtes du Rhône Villages Les Becs Fins, Tardieu-Laurent, Rhône, France 2008
  8. Bainskloof Merlot, Breede River, South Africa 2008
  9. Malbec, Achaval Ferrer, Mendoza, Argentina 2008
  10. Noble Late Harvest Semillon, Nelson Estate, Paarl , South Africa 2008