Next tasting – Friday 11th October

In October we welcome back Lee Evans from Condor Wines, presenting wines from their South American portfolio.

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

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 September 2019

Many thanks to Quentin Sadler who presented a wonderful range of wines from CVNE and Contino Wines of Rioja. We would also like to extend our congratulations to Quentin on winning the Wine Blog of the Year 2019 award.

More information is available here:
Web: quentinsadler.com
Blog: quentinsadler.wordpress.com
Twitter: @quentinsadler
Facebook: facebook.com/quentinsadler
Website: CVNE

  1. Roger Goulart Gran Cuvée Reserva 2011 DO Cava, Cataluña, Alt Penedès
  2. Monopole Clásico 2015 DOCa Rioja, Bodega CVNE, Rioja Alta
  3. Contino Blanco 2016 DOCa Rioja, Bodega CVNE, Rioja Alavesa
  4. Viña Real Crianza 2015 DOCa Rioja, Bodega CVNE, Rioja Alavesa
  5. Cune Gran Reserva 2012 DOCa Rioja, Bodega CVNE, Rioja Alta
  6. Contino Reserva 2014 DOCa Rioja, Bodega Contino, Rioja Alavesa
  7. Imperial Reserva 2015 DOCa Rioja, Bodega CVNE, Rioja Alta
  8. Viña Real Gran Reserva 2012 DOCa Rioja, Bodega Viña, Rioja Alavesa

Next tasting – Friday 13th September

In September we welcome back Quentin Sadler presenting CVNE and Contino wines from Rioja. Congratulations to Quentin on winning the Wine Blog of the Year 2019 award.

More information is available here:
Web: quentinsadler.com
Blog: quentinsadler.wordpress.com
Twitter: @quentinsadler
Facebook: facebook.com/quentinsadler
Website: CVNE

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 2019

Many thanks to our members and guests for a fantastic turn out for the AGM and Member’s tasting.  A number of varied and entertaining presentations from our members gave us a wonderful opportunity to try some wines many hadn’t tried before.

Many thanks to Margaret Connor for organising the tasting and to the members for volunteering.

  1. Bird in Hand Sparkling Pinot Noir NV, Adelaide Hills, Australia
  2. Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough New Zealand 2018
  3. Les Divolottes, Jean Vullien & Fils, Chignin Bergeron, Coteau de Montmelian 2018, Savoie France
  4. Bin #002 Zweigelt 2017, Familie Mantler, Weinviertel, Austria
  5. Domaine Comte Peraldi Red 2014, Ajaccio, Corsica
  6. Chianti Classico Riserva 2013, Tenute Piccini, Tuscany Italy
  7. 19 Crimes 2018, Victoria, Australia
  8. Peninsula Palo Cortado, Jerez, Spain NV

Next tasting – 9th August

In August we will be holding our ever popular Members’ tasting along with the AGM.  Please speak to your committee member regarding any AGM matters.

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 2019

Many thanks to Nicola Sansbury of Watlington Fine Wines in Buckinghamshire for presenting a range of fine Australian wines from their portfolio.

More information is available here:
Web: peterosbornewine.co.uk
Tel: 01491 612311
Email: info@peterosbornewine.co.uk

  1. Driftwood Estate The Collection “Classic White” Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc 2016
  2. Driftwood Estate Artifacts Chardonnay 2018
  3. Bethany Steinbruch Riesling 2013
  4. Andrew Garrett Sparkling Shiraz
  5. Bethany Old Vine Grenache 2017
  6. Driftwood Estate Artifacts Malbec 2016
  7. Bethany Shiraz 2017
  8. Bethany GR 2017

Next tasting – Friday 12th July

In July we welcome Nicola Sansbury, Sales Manager for Peter Osborne Fine wines in Buckinghamshire, to present a range of fine Australian wines from their portfolio.

More information is available here:
Web: peterosbornewine.co.uk
Tel: 01491 612311
Email: info@peterosbornewine.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 June 2019

Many thanks to John Freeland and John Malpass for presenting an interesting range of wines from Jordan Wine Estate, South Africa.

More information is available here:
Web: jordanwines.com
Web: abswineagencies.co.uk

  1. Cold Fact Sauvignon Blanc 2017
  2. Inspector Péringuey Chenin Blanc 2017
  3. Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2017
  4. Nine Yards Chardonnay 2016
  5. Black Magic Merlot 2015
  6. The Long Fuse Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
  7. The Prospector Syrah 2015
  8. Cobblers Hill Bordeaux Blend 2014 

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