What we tasted in March 2023

In March we welcomed Preet Sahota from Edgmond Wines of Newport who present an excellent range of South African wines from their portfolio. We all enjoyed a very entertaining presentation of some quality wines.

For more information:
Web: edgmondwines.co.uk
Facebook: facebook.com/EdgmondWines
Instagram: instagram.com/edgmondwines

  1. The Wine Thief Colombard 2021
  2. Roodekrantz Rhenosterbosrug Chenin Blanc 2020
  3. Villa Esposto Chenin Blanc 2021
  4. Roodekrantz Old Vine Cinsaut Rose 2021
  5. Villa Esposto Pinotage 2018
  6. Villa Esposto Cab Sauvignon/Merlot 2021
  7. The Wine Thief Mouvedre 2020
  8. Jakobs Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Next tasting – Friday 10th March

In March we welcome Edgmond Wines of Newport presenting a range of South African wines from their portfolio.

For more information:
Web: edgmondwines.co.uk
Facebook: facebook.com/EdgmondWines
Instagram: instagram.com/edgmondwines

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 February 2023

In February we welcomed Alexander McNair, Brand Manager at Hatch Mansfield, who presented a fantastic range of “non supermarket” wines from Villa Maria and Esk Valley, New Zealand. Many thanks for an excellent high quality tasting.

For more information:
Web: villamariawines.com
Web: hatchmansfield.com
YouTube: youtube.com/VillaMariaWine

  1. Villa Maria Single Vineyard Taylors Pass Sauvignon Blanc 2020 Marlborough
  2. Esk Valley Artisanal Albariño 2021 Hawkes Bay
  3. Villa Maria Reserve Pinot Gris 2021 Marlborough
  4. Villa Maria Icon Keltern Chardonnay 2020 Hawkes Bay
  5. Villa Maria Single Vineyard Taylors Pass Pinot Noir 2018 Marlborough
  6. Villa Maria Icon Attorney Pinot Noir 2019 Marlborough
  7. Esk Valley The Hillside Malbec Cabernet Franc Merlot 2017 Hawkes Bay
  8. Villa Maria Icon Ngakirikiri Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 Hawkes Bay

Next tasting – Friday 8th July

In July we welcome Brigitte Bordeaux who will be presenting an interesting range of wines Greek 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 December

In December we welcome Duncan Murray of Duncan Murray Wines, Market Harborough for our festive Christmas tasting.

For more information:
Web: duncanmurraywines.co.uk
Email: info@duncanmurraywines.co.uk
Tel: 01858 464935
Facebook: Duncan Murray Wines
Twitter: @DMURRAYWINES

Please note:

  • The number of attendees will be restricted, so please sign up early to avoid disappointment. 
  • New members are welcome on payment of the £15 annual subscription in advance of the tasting along with the tasting fee.
  • There will be no supper nor supper wines provided. Members are welcome to bring their own food and implements and all items brought must be removed.
  • Members are expected to have been fully vaccinated, please consider whether you should attend if this is not the case.
  • Members must not attend if they are experiencing COVID symptoms
  • The meeting room will have increased ventilation via opened doors and windows
  • Members are asked to wear face masks when not seated unless exempt
  • Surfaces will be sanitised before entry. Members are asked to use the hand sanitizer provided on entry
  • Members are asked to avoid crowding on check-in and on exit
  • Spittoons will not be provided, please bring an empty plastic bottle if you need one

Note that this is a “Members Only” which must be paid for in advance. Unfortunately, it is not possible for members to simply turn up on the night.

What we tasted in November 2021

In November we welcomed Leon Stolarski of Leon Stolarski Wines to St James the Greater for a tasting of wines from Southern France. We had a fascinating tour of a selection of Leon’s wines which made for a great evening.

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

The following wines were tasted:

  1. Domaine de Montesquiou l’Estela 2019 Jurançon Sec
  2. Domaine Fortuné Éole 2019 Languedoc
  3. Domaine Piétri-Géraud Blanc l’Écume 2020 Collioure
  4. Terre des Chardons Chardon Masqué 2020 Costières de Nîmes
  5. Domaine Fortuné Jadis 2017 Languedoc Sommières
  6. Mas Coutelou l’Oublié 2018 Edition Vin de France
  7. Domaine de Ravanès Les Gravières de Taurou 2014 Coteaux de Murviel
  8. Domaine de Montesquiou Vendanges Tardives 2017 Jurançon

Next tasting – Friday 12th November

In November we return to St James the Greater for a tasting of wines from Southern France by Leon Stolarski Wines. Appropriate COVID-19 precautions will be taken.

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

Please note:

  • The number of attendees will be restricted, so please sign up early to avoid disappointment. 
  • New members are welcome on payment of the £15 annual subscription in advance of the tasting along with the tasting fee.
  • There will be no supper nor supper wines provided. Members are welcome to bring their own food and implements and all items brought must be removed.
  • Members are expected to have been fully vaccinated, please consider whether you should attend if this is not the case.
  • Members must not attend if they are experiencing COVID symptoms
  • The meeting room will have increased ventilation via opened doors and windows
  • Members are asked to wear face masks when not seated unless exempt
  • Surfaces will be sanitised before entry. Members are asked to use the hand sanitizer provided on entry
  • Members are asked to avoid crowding on check-in and on exit
  • Spittoons will not be provided, please bring an empty plastic bottle if you need one

Note that this is a “Members Only” which must be paid for in advance. Unfortunately, it is not possible for members to simply turn up on the night, and currently guests cannot be accommodated.

What we tasted in October 2021


In October we returned to St James the Greater church hall for a members tasting, our first in person tasting since March 2020. We were treated to a tasting of wines from Eastern Europe and beyond. Many thanks to Julian Osborne, Tim Edwards, Isabel Crump, Bernard Crump, John Freeland and John Malpass for presenting the wines.

The wines tasted were:

  1. Filos Klet Brda Krasno 2020 (Sauvignon Blanc / Ribolla Gialla), Slovenia
  2. Tbilvino Qvevris 2020 (Rkasiteli), Georgia
  3. Dveri Pax Sipon 2018 (Furmint), Slovenia
  4. Bononia Estate Gomotartzi 2019 (Kadarka/Gamza), Bulgaria
  5. Vinkara Warehouse Öküzgözü 2018 (Öküzgözü), Turkey
  6. Heumann Kékfrankos Reserve 2016 (Kékfrankos), Hungary
  7. Chateau Ksara Old Vine Carignan 2018, (Carignan), Lebanon
  8. Chateau Purcari Negru de Purcari 2019 (Cabernet Sauvignon), Saperavi – Rara Neagra, Moldova
  9. Royal Tokaji 5 Puttonyos Aszú 2013 (Furmint) Harslevelu, Hungary