What we tasted in February 2012

Chateau Musar

Many thanks to Jane Sowter for presenting the wines of Chateau Musar.  We all had a fantastic evening.  A first for the club, we tasted the same wine from half, standard and magnum sized bottles – the 1998 Chateau Musar was simply stunning.

Web: chateaumusar.com
Email: info@chateaumusar.co.uk
Tel: 0208 941 8311

Wine can be ordered though Simon March @ Evingtons Wines
Web: evingtons-wines.co.uk
Email: simon@evingtons-wines.co.uk
Tel: 0116 254 2702

Jane Sowter with our Chairman for the evening David Lee

  1. Musar Jeune White 2010
  2. Musar Jeune Rose
  3. Musar Jeune Red 2009
  4. Hochar Pere et Fils Red 2005
  5. Chateau Musar Red 2004
  6. Chateau Musar Red 2002
  7. Chateau Musar Red 1998
  8. Chateau Musar Red 1998 (half)
  9. Chateau Musar Red 1998 (magnum)

Decanter Great Spanish Fine Wine Encounter

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Spanish Fine Wine Encounter

Join Decanter at an unrivalled tasting of the World’s best wineries all under one roof.

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Grand Tasting opening hours 11am – 5pm

  • 50 top wineries
  • 300 great wines to taste
  • A rare chance to meet the winemakers
  • Bar Pepito
  • Education zone with Sarah Jane Evans MW

We are delighted to welcome back the Spanish producers for a second year after the sell out success of the event in February 2011. Check out the highlights of the event and what to expect from the forthcoming event click here.

http://www.amiando.com/spanishencounter2011.html

We don’t have any affiliation with Decanter, but we though you’d be interested…

Next Tasting Friday 10th February

In February we welcome Jane Sowter presenting wines from Chateau Musar.

For more information:

Web: chateaumusar.com
Email: info@chateaumusar.co.uk
Tel: 0208 941 8311

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 2012

Amphora Wines

Many thanks to Patrick Whenham-Bossy of Amphora Wines for presenting wines from Gigondas and Vacqueyras.  We all had a fantastic evening.

Web: amphora-wines.co.uk
Email: orders@amphora-wines.co.uk
Tel: 01664 474306

  1. 2009 Vacqueyras “Le Rif” Stéphane Vedeau
  2. 2007 Vacqueyras “Le Clos des Cazaux” Domaine Archimbaud-Vache, Magnum
  3. 2001 Vacqueyras “Reservé” Château des Tours, Emmanuel Reynaud
  4. 1994 Vacqueyras “Reservé” Château des Tours, Emmanuel Reynaud, Magnum
  5. 2009 Gigondas “Côtes Jugunda” Stéphane Vedeau
  6. 2008 Gigondas “Tradition” Moulin de la Gardette, Jean-Yves Meunier
  7. 2006 Gigondas “Le Clos des Cazaux” Domaine Archimbaud-Vache, Magnum
  8. 2001 Gigondas “Cuvée Ventabren” Moulin de la Gardette, Jean-Yves Meunier

Patrick with our Chairman John Malpass

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all of our members and guests.

Again we’ve had a very successful year and we hope you’ve enjoyed the tastings.  Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you in 2012.

Join one of our hard working committee members Tim Edwards, for a glass of Monbazillac and a mince pie!

Next Tasting – Friday 13th January

In January we welcome Patrick Whenham-Bossy of Amphora Wines, presenting wines from the Rhone Valley.

For more information:

Web: amphora-wines.co.uk
Email: orders@amphora-wines.co.uk
Tel: 01664 474306

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 2011

Corney and Barrow

Many thanks to James Long of Corney & Barrow for presenting our Christmas tasting.  We all had a fantastic festive evening.

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

James Long with our secretary Merrill Hastie

  1. Guy de Chassey Grand Cru Brut Champagne, France NV
  2. Fiano, Masseria Bianca, IGT Salento, Italy 2010
  3. Dominio de Toyo, Torrontes- Chardonnay, Famatina Valley, Argentina 2010
  4. Mont de Joie, Sauvignon Blanc, Loire, France 2010
  5. Gewerztraminer, Cave de Clebourg, Alsace, France 2010
  6. Chateau Maurel, Cabard, France 2009
  7. Dominio de Toyo, Cabernet-Shiraz, Famatina Valley, Argentina 2010
  8. Carmel Road, Pinot Noir, Monterey, California, USA 2009
  9. 1865 Single Vineyard, Carmen, Maule Valley, Chile 2009
  10. Chateau Septy, Monbazillac, France 2007

Next Tasting – Friday 9th 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 2011

Pisano Family Wines

Many thanks to Scott from Ellis of Richmond for presenting the Pisano Family Wines of Uruguay.  We all had a fantastic evening.

Web: pisanowines.com
Web: ellisofrichmond.co.uk
Tel: 020 8744 5550
Email: info@ellis-wines.co.uk

  1. Viognier Rio de Los Pajaros 2010
  2. Torrontes Rio de Los Pajaros 2010
  3. Tannat Rio de Los Pajaros 2007
  4. Tannat Estate Bottled Family Reserve 2007
  5. Petit Verdot Estate Bottled Family Reserve 2007
  6. Tannat Syrah Viognier Rio de Los Pajaros 2008
  7. Pinot Noir Rio de Los Pajaros 2008
  8. Viognier Torrontes Late Harvest Fabula 2006

Next Tasting – Friday 11th November

In November we welcome the wines from Bodegas Pisano of Uruguay.

For more information:

Web: pisanowines.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.