Next tasting – 14th June 2019

In June have a change from our published tasting. The wines presented will be from premium South African winery Jordan Wine Estate.

More information is available here:
Web: jordanwines.com
Web: abswineagencies.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 April 2019

Many thanks to Nick Gent of RD Wines (Rodney Densem Wines) for presenting a superb range of wines from the champagne house Taittinger. Thanks also to Hatch Mansfield.

More information is available here:
Web: taittinger.com
Web: rdwines.shop
Phone: 01270 626999

  1. Champagne Irroy Brut NV
  2. Champagne Taittinger Brut Reserve NV
  3. Champagne Irroy Carte Rose NV
  4. Champagne Taittinger Brut Prestige Rose NV
  5. Champagne Taittinger Prelude Grand Cru
  6. Champagne Taittinger Vintage 2012
  7. Champagne Taittinger Comtes Vintage 2007
  8. Champagne Taittinger Nocture Sec 

Next Tasting – Friday 10th May

In May we welcome back Nick Gent of RD Wines presenting champagnes from Taittinger.

More information is available here:
Web: taittinger.com
Web: rdwines.shop
Phone: 01270 626999

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 April 2019

Many thanks to Angela Lewis of Villa Maria Wines presenting a range of wines from their New Zealand portfolio. The audio visual presentation helped increase our understanding of the passion behind the family owned business.

More information is available here:
Web: villamariawines.com

  1. Villa Maria Cellar Selection Gisborne Albarino 2018
  2. Villa Maria Reserve Clifford Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2018
  3. Vidal Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018
  4. Esk Valley Winemakers Reserve Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2017
  5. Villa Maria Single Vineyard Seddon Pinot Noir 2012
  6. Vidal Legacy Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2014
  7. Vidal Legacy Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
  8. Villa Maria Reserve Noble Riesling 2016


Next tasting – Friday 12th April

In April we welcome Angela Lewis of Villa Maria Wines presenting a range of wines from their New Zealand portfolio. 

More information is available here:
Web: villamariawines.com

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 2019

Many thanks to Carla Bertellotti of Wines of Uruguay for presenting a range of wines from their portfolio. The presentation was very engaging and entertaining.

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


  1. Familia Deicas Castelar Extra Brut NV
  2. Marichal Premium Varietal Chardonnay 2018
  3. De Lucca Marsanne Reserve 2017
  4. Bodegones del Sur Chardonnay Viognier Private Collection 2018
  5. Marichal Grand Reserve Tannat A 2015
  6. Viñedo de los Vientos Eolo Tannat Gran Reserva 2013
  7. Bodegones del Sur Cabernet Franc Limited Edition 2009
  8. Viñedo de los Vientos Alcyone Tannat dessert wine NV

Next tasting – Friday 8th March

In March we welcome Carla Bertellotti of Wines of Uruguay presenting a range of wines from their portfolio.

More information is available here:
Web: winesofuruguay.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 February 2019

Many thanks to Antony Davies and Ian Phillips of Mentzendorff for presenting a wonderful range of wines from Portugal. It was great to have Antony return to present at the society.

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

  1. “Eleivera” Douro, Portugal – White 2017
  2. “Eleivera” Douro, Portugal – Red 2015
  3. “Pinteivera” Douro, Portugal 2013
  4. Corimbo 2013
  5. Corimbo 1 2013
  6. Fonseca Siroco – white port
  7. Taylor’s Historic Limited Edition Réserve Tawny
  8. Croft Vintage 1994

Next tasting – Friday 8th February

In February we welcome back Iain Phillips of Mentzendorff presenting wines from their extensive portfolio, from Portugal.

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 January 2019

Many thanks to Duncan Murray of local independent wine merchant Duncan Murray Wines of Market Harborough for presenting a great range of wines from the south of France.

For more information:

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


  1. Picpoul de Pinet 2017 ‘Roches Saintes’
  2. Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh 2017
  3. Tiré-Bouché 2017
  4. Lafage Centenaire Vieilles Vignes 2016
  5. Turbigo’ Vin de France 2017
  6. Buzet Sans 2017
  7. CDRV Boislauzon 2016
  8. Madiran Domaine Serjent 2015
  9. Maury Grenat Domaine Lafage 2017