Next tasting – Friday 8th July

In July we welcome Brigitte Bordeaux who will be presenting an interesting range of wines from their portfolio.

Owned and operated by a young couple with a passion for wine and for life, for Kat and Matt Brigitte Bordeaux is about more than just wine. Along with a sense of love for food and wine, there’s an emphasis on bringing their spirited and independent ethos to Sherwood and the local neighbourhood.

As local residents of Sherwood and wine enthusiasts, they wanted to open a great place for local people to buy, drink and learn about quality-driven wine.

For more information:
Web: brigittebordeauxwine.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.

What we tasted in June 2022

In June we welcomed Jehu and Michlene Attias of Colombier Wines who presented an entertaining range of French wines from their portfolio..

For more information:
Web: colombiervinsfins.co.uk

  1. Cremant d’ Alsace, Bernard Haas & Fils, Côtes de Kayersberg, Alsace
  2. Menetou-Salon Blanc, Domaine Chavet et Fils, Loire, France 2015
  3. Pouilly Vinzelles Le Point du Jour, Pierre Ferraud, Burgundy, France 2019
  4. Meursault Les Tessons, Domian Michel Calllot, Burgundy, France 2018
  5. Sancerre Rouge, Domaine Tissier Rolland, Loire, France 2013
  6. Saint-Amour, Cuvée Ensorceleuse, Domaine Pierre Ferraud, Bourgogne, France 2018
  7. Chateau St. Hubert, Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, France 2015
  8. Vosne Romanee Aux Genaivieres, Côte de Nuits, France 2018

Next tasting – Friday 10th June

In June we welcome Colombier Wines who will be presenting an interesting range of French wines from their portfolio..

For more information:
Web: colombiervinsfins.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.

What we tasted in May 2022

In May we welcomed Rory Benham of The Wine Treasury who presented an exciting range of wines from their South African portfolio. 

For more information:
Web: winetreasury.com Tel: 020 7793 9999

  1. La Motte Pierneef Sauvignon Blanc 2017
  2. Leopards Leap Culinaria Chenin Blanc 2018
  3. Bets Quinta Essential Chenin Blanc 2017
  4. Leopards Leap Culinaria Pinot Noir 2018
  5. La Motte Millennium 2018
  6. La Motte Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
  7. La Motte Syrah 2014
  8. De Toren Z 2017

Next tasting – Friday 13th May

In May we welcome back Rory Benham from The Wine Treasury presenting an exciting range of South African wines from their portfolio. The wines will be from Franschoek, Stellenbosch, Elim, Bot River, Walker Bay, Paarl, and Swartland.

For more information:
Web: winetreasury.com Tel: 020 7793 9999

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.

What we tasted in April 2022

In April we welcomed Charles Hawkins of Awin Barratt Siegel Wine Agencies who presented an entertaining range of wines from their German portfolio.

For more information:
Web: abs.wine
Email: info@abs.wine
Address: 28 Recreation Ground Road Stamford PE9 1EW
Tel: 01780 755810

  1. Fürst Astheimer Chardonnay 2018 • Franconia
  2. Villa Wolf Wachenheim Riesling 2019 • Pfalz
  3. Dr Loosen Erdener Treppchen Riesling Kabinett 2020 • Mosel
  4. Gunderloch Fritz Riesling QbA 2019 • Rheinhessen
  5. Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Brücke Riesling Spätlese 2014 • Nahe
  6. Karl Johner Pinot Noir 2018 • Baden
  7. Jean Stodden Spätburgunder 2020 • Ahr
  8. Schnaitmann Simonroth Lemberger Dry 2018 • Württemberg

Next tasting – Friday 8th April

German Wines with Charles Hawkins

In April we welcome Charles Hawkins of Awin Barratt Siegel Wine Agencies who will be presenting a range of wines from their German portfolio.

Awin Barratt Siegel Wine Agencies, six time winner of the coveted IWSC Wine Importer of the Year trophy, has been importing and sourcing distinct regional wines exclusively from key wine producing areas across the globe for the independent trade for over 30 years. ABS works with family run wineries to establish long term partnerships for distribution in the UK. 

This tasting will offer a chance to taste some high quality wines from Germany. It will be a timely opportunity to make comparisons and contrasts with the very different wines from Austria that we tasted last month. ABS Wines import an impressive selection of wines from 10 famous German winemakers with whom they have very close connections.

Charles Hawkins is a specialist in German wines and is passionate about them. It will be a pleasure to welcome him to Grand Union – his previous date with us was cancelled because of Covid. Charles will show 8 wines covering a range of grapes, styles, producers and areas. We will start with Chardonnay, an unusual grape for Germany, but a wine that has already been awarded 94 points from The Wine Advocate (Robert Parker) website – a rare accolade. We will taste Rieslings in various styles, of course, but red wines will also be well represented: Pinot Noir, Spätburgunder (late-ripening Pinot Noir), and a rather special Lemberger (also known as Blaufränkisch). At least four of these wines have already been rated 90+. This promises to be another very interesting and enjoyable tasting. See you there!

John Malpass, Chairman

For more information:
Web: abs.wine
Email: info@abs.wine
Address: 28 Recreation Ground Road Stamford PE9 1EW
Tel: 01780 755810

What we tasted in March 2022

In March we welcomed back Lance Foyster MW of Clark Foyster who presented an excellent range of Austrian wines. It was great to see Lance in person after he presented to the society via Zoom last year.

For more information:
Web: clarkfoysterwines.co.uk

The following wines were tasted:

  1. Stadt Krems, Grüner Veltliner, Lössterrassen 2021
  2. Schloss Gobelsburg, Langenlois Grüner Veltliner Kamptal DAC p2020
  3. Rainer Wess, Wachauer Riesling 2016
  4. Gerard Pittnauer, Perfect Day, Burgenland 2020
  5. Feiler-Artinger, Zweigelt, Burgenland 2020
  6. Umathum, St Laurent Klassik 2019
  7. Prieler, Ried Johanneshöhe, Blaufrankisch 2018
  8. Helmut Lang, Goldmuskateller Eiswein 2019

What we tasted in February 2022

In February we welcomed back Tony Wellings of The Antipodean Sommellier, who presented a great range of wines from their New Zealand and Australia portfolio. 

For more information:
Web: taswines.co.uk
Email: sales@taswines.co.uk
Tel: 01733 238 942

The following wines were tasted:

  1. Awatere River Wine Co Ltd LV Brut “Methode Traditionelle” NV – Marlborough, NZ
  2. Two Rivers “Convergence” Sauvignon Blanc 2021 – Marlborough, NZ
  3. Silent Noise Fiano 2019  – McLaren Vale, AUS
  4. Silent Noise Cloudy but Fine Chardonnay 2020 – Adelaide Hills, AUS
  5. Two Rivers Isle of Beauty Rose 2021  – Marlborough, NZ
  6. Neck of the Woods Pinot Noir 2019 – Central Otago, NZ
  7. Silent Noise MF Grenache 2021  – McLaren Vale, AUS
  8. Sileny Noise Montepulciano 2021 – McLaren Vale, AUS