Next tasting Friday 10th September

In September we welcome Julia Trustram Eve, Marketing Manager for the English Wine Producers.

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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 2010

AGM and Members Tasting
Many thanks for your input and patience during the AGM.  Also, many thanks for the time, research and presentations from all of the presenters who took part.  The tasting was a New World v. Old World comparison of a number of grape varieties.
Wine Presenters August 2010 – Linda, Peter, Caroline, Liz, Sue, Chris, David, John
     La Marca Prosecco di Conegliano Valdobbiadene Extra Dry NV, Italy
    Available from Majestic
    Presented by Margaret Connor 

Chenin Blanc

  1. Le Clos des Forges Clos du Papillon 2008 Savennieres Demi-Sec, Loire Valley France
    Presented by Peter Sinclair
  2. Bellingham The Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2008, South Africa
    Available from Evington Wines
    Presented by Liz & David Farmilo


  1. Louis Guntrum Riesling Kabinett 2007, Mosel Germany
    Available from Weavers of Nottingham
    Presented by Linda Moss
  2. Main Divide Riesling 2008, Waipara New Zealand
    Available from Majestic
    Presented by Sue Lobb


  1. Cave du Tain Crozes-Hermitage 2007
    Available from Waitrose
    Presented by Chris Lewis
  2. Viña Mayu Reserva Syrah Elqui Valley 2007, Chile
    Available from Majestic
    Presented by John Malpass


  1. Friuli D.O.C Grave Merlot
    Available from Marks & Spencer
    Presented by Caroline Moles
  2. Casa Lapostolle Cuvée Alexandre Merlot 2007, Colchagua Valley Chile
    Available from Majestic
    Presented by John Malpass

What we tasted in July 2010

Wines of Washington and Oregon

Many thanks to Andrew Williams for a fantastic evening

  1. Precept Sauvignon Blanc 2009
    Washington Hills
  2. Ch St Michelle Chardonnay 2008
    Columbia Valley, Washington
  3. Sokol Blosser Pinot Gris 2008
    Dundee Hills, Oregon
  4. Domaine Drouhin Cuvee Arthur 2007
  5. Washington Hills Merlot 2007
    Washington Hills
  6. Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir 2007
    Dundee Hills, Oregon
  7. Domaine Drouhin Pinot Noir 2007
  8. Col Solare 2004

What we tasted in June 2010

‘Italy – especially Tuscany’ –
Ben Robson

Many thanks to Ben Robson of “Bat and Bottle” of Oakham
Tel. 01572 759735
Twitter: @Batwine

  1. Vignabaldo. ‘Legio’ Grechetto 2009, Bastia, Umbria
    (Grechetto del’Umbria IGT)
  2. Val di Toro. Aumaris 2009, Grossetto, Toscano
    (Maremma Vermentino UGT)
  3. Mancinelli. Fiore Verdicchio 2007, Moro d’Alba, Marches
    (Verdicchio Classico Superiore DOC)
  4. Vignabaldo. ‘Calú’ Rosato 2009
  5. Podere il Poggiolo. Sasso Nero 2007, Montalcino
    (Toscana IGT)
  6. Podere il Poggiolo. ‘Sassello’ Rosso di Montalcino 2006
    (Rosso di Montalcino DOC)
  7. Podere il Poggiolo. Brunello di Montalcino 2004
    (Brunello di Montalcino DOCG)
  8. Podere il Poggiolo. ‘Beato’ Brunello di Montalcino 2000
    (Brunello di Montalcino DOCG)