What we tasted in March 2024

In March we welcomed back Dan Ruell of Mentzendorff who presented a range of fantastic new world wines from their portfolio.

If you wish to purchase wines, please email the Treasurer.

For more information:
Web: mentzendorff.co.uk

The wines tasted were:

  1. Klein Constantia Cap Classique Chardonnay 2019
  2. The Crossings Wild Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2020
  3. Klein Constantia Perdeblokke Sauvignon Blanc 2018
  4. Akitu Blanc Pinot Noir 2022
  5. Akitu A2 Pinot Noir 2019
  6. Kilikanoon The Duke Grenache 2016
  7. Kilikanoon The Oracle Shiraz 2016
  8. Kilikanoon Attunga 1865 Shiraz 2013
  9. Klein Constantia Vin de Constance Muscat de Frontignan 2019

Next tasting – Friday 8th March

In March we welcome the return of Mentzendorff who will be presenting a range of wines from their portfolio.

For more information:
Web: mentzendorff.co.uk

Note that Members are required to confirm attendance at the next tasting and paying the tasting fee in advance. It will not be possible for guests to attend or for members to simply turn up on the night owing to space limitations.

Next tasting – Friday 10th November

In November we welcome Daniel Partington from Shawbury Wine, presenting a range a wines from their portfolio.

For more information:
Web: shawbury.wine
Tel: 01675 481516

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 2023

In October we welcomed back Dan Farrell-Wright of online wine and spirits merchant Wickhams who presenting an excellent range of Italian wines from indigenous grape varieties. Congratulations to Wickhams for winning the 2023 Decanter South & Regional France Best Specialist Retailer Award.

For more information:
Web: wickhamwine.co.uk

The wines tasted were:

  1. Filare Italia Prosecco Extra Dry DOC 
  2. Santa Seraffa Gavi del Comune di Gavi DOCG 2022 
  3. Lunaria “Civitas” Pecorino Terre di Chieti IGP 2020 
  4. Sentieri Siciliani Etna Bianco 2021, Sicily 
  5. Contrade Bellusa Nero d’Avola 2021, Sicilia DOC 
  6. Giribaldi “Caj” Barbera d’Alba Superiore DOC 2019 
  7. Monte Faustino Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore 2019 
  8. Giribaldi “Ravera” Barolo DOCG 2017 
  9. Brunello di Montalcino Selezione Prime Donne 2018 

Next tasting – Friday 8th September

In September we welcome back Julia Trustram Eve of WineGB,  which is the official body for the UK wine industry.

More information is available here:
Web: winegb.co.uk
Twitter: @GreatBritWine
Facebook: facebook.com/WineGB

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.

Next tasting – Friday 11th August

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

Note that Members are required to confirm attendance at the next tasting and paying the tasting fee in advance. It will not be possible for guests to attend or for members to simply turn up on the night owing to space limitations.

What we tasted in July 2023

In July we welcomed back Leon Stolarski of Leon Stolarski Wines who presented an excellent range of wines from the south of France. Whilst it’s always great to welcome back previous presenters, it’s sad (for us!) that this will be the last tasting Leon will present for us. We wish Leon all the best as he heads towards retirement.

For more information:
Address: 32 Nottingham Road, Hucknall, Nottingham, NG15 7QE
Tel: (+)44 (0)115 9529387    
Email: sales@leonstolarskiwines.co.uk
Web: leonstolarskiwines.co.uk

  1. Domaine Turner Pageot, La Rupture 2017
  2. Domaine de La Marfée Frisson d’Ombelles 2021
  3. Domaine de Ravanès Le Renard Blanc 2021
  4. Domaine Turner Pageot, Le Rouge2018
  5. Chateau l’Argentier 2017 Languedoc Sommières 2017
  6. Domaine de La Marfée Les Vignes Qu’On Abat 2020
  7. Domaine de Ravanès Le Prime Verd 2017
  8. Domaine Cébène, Felgaria 2018

Next tasting – Friday 9th June

In June we welcome Adega Wine Cellar of Little Haywood, Staffordshire who will be presenting a range of wines from their portfolio.

For more information:
Web: adegawinecellar.co.uk

Note that Members are required to confirm attendance at the next tasting and paying the tasting fee in advance. It will not be possible for guests to attend or for members to simply turn up on the night owing to space limitations.

What we tasted in May 2023

In May we had a change to our planned presentation with an exciting range of wines selected and presented by members of our committee from Evingtons of Leicester. Many thanks to all who stepped up to make it a fantastic and enjoyable evening.

  1. Jean Paul Balland 2021 Sancerre, France (Sauvignon Blanc)
  2. Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett VDP 2017 Mosel, Germany (Riesling)
  3. Pewsey Vale, ‘The Contours’, Museum Reserve 2016 Eden Valley, Australia (Riesling)
  4. Domaine Sève, ‘Aux Chailloux’ 2021 AC Pouilly-Fuissé 1er Cru, France Chardonnay
  5. Dalrymple 2020 Pipers river, Tasmania (Pinot Noir)
  6. Urbina, Gran Reserva 2004 Rioja, Spain (Tempranillo, Graciano, Mazuelo)
  7. Domaine Bila-Haut, ‘Occultum Lapidem’ 2018 AOP Côtes du Roussillon Villages, France (Syrah, Grenache, Carignan)
  8. Comboio do Vesúvio 2018 Douro, Portugal (Tinto Roriz, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca)