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

What we tasted in December 2018

Many thanks to James Long of Corney and Barrow for presenting a range of festive wines from their portfolio. We all had a great evening.

More information is available on their website and can be contacted at:

Email: newmarket@corneyandbarrow.com
Phone: 01638 600 000
Address: Belvoir House, High Street, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8DH

  1. Marquis de Bonnières Brut, Epernay, France
  2. Quinta de Chocapalha Arinto, Lisbon, Portugal
  3. Andaina Godello, Adegas Galegas, DO Monterrei, Spain 
  4. Homer, Riesling, Marlborough, New Zealand
  5. Sanziana, Pinot Noir, Recas Cramele, Romania
  6. L’Aurae, Castillion Côtes de Bordeaux, France
  7. Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso, Cecilia Beretta, Italy
  8. Cabernet Sauvignon, Bakestone Cellars, North Coast, California, USA
  9. Chateau Briatte, Bordeaux, France

Next tasting – Friday 14th December

In December we welcome James Long from Corney & Barrow for our festive Christmas tasting.

More information is available on their website and can be contacted at:

Email: newmarket@corneyandbarrow.com
Phone: 01638 600 000
Address: Belvoir House, High Street, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8DH

Note that this tasting is limited to ticket holders only.  Unfortunately, it is not possible for members simply turn up on the night owing to space limitations.

What we tasted in November 2018

Many thanks to Jane Sowter for presenting a wonderful range of wines from the legendary Lebanese winery Chateau Musar.  A first for the society, we tasted the same vintage (2008) in half, bottle and magnum.

For more information:
Web: chateaumusar.com
Email: info@chateaumusar.co.uk

Jane Sowter of Chateau Musar
  1. Musar Jeune Red 2016
  2. Hochar Pere et Fils Red 2015
  3. Chateau Musar White 2009
  4. Chateau Musar Red 2011
  5. Chateau Musar Red 2008 in half
  6. Chateau Musar Red 2008 in bottle
  7. Chateau Musar Red 2008 in magnum
  8. Chateau Musar Red 2004


Next tasting – Friday 9th November

In November we welcome Jane Sowter presenting wines from the legendary Lebanese winery Chateau Musar.

For more information:
Web: chateaumusar.com
Email: info@chateaumusar.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 October 2018

Many thanks to Daniel Partington from Shawbury Wine, for presenting wines from their Italian portfolio.  We all had a very entertaining evening.

  1. La Tordera Gabry Pink Sparkling 2015
  2. Curtis Nova 1888 Gavi Dry White 2017
  3. Curtis Nova “Dada” Dry White 2016
  4. Vetrere Cre Semi Dry 2017
  5. Corte Dei Frati Puressanza 2016
  6. Vetrere Passatouro 2017
  7. Corte Medicea Eklektos 2015
  8. Monte Baldon Amarone Della Valpolicella 2015