A message from the committee

Dear members,

We enjoyed a memorable tasting on March 13th.

We were privileged to have a superb range of fine wines and a presenter, Olivier Normand, who came to us all the way from Burgundy despite the Covid19 worries. He gave an excellent, expert presentation based on a lifetime of experience of the area and its fine wines.

We were pleased that a good number of members were able to join us but sorry that quite a few could not. We appreciate the responsible stance taken by those who self-isolated on the basis of possible previous contact and are grateful to those who took the trouble to let us know beforehand.

In the current situation (and after contact with Andrew Hill), we have reluctantly taken the decision to cancel the April tasting. We hope to get Andrew back in the not too distant future.

Given recent pronouncements from Government, it seems likely that our May and Summer tastings will also be threatened. We will keep members informed about the situation as it affects us. 

We hope you all stay healthy and safe.

John Malpass, on behalf of all the GUWS Committee.

Next Tasting – Friday 14th February

In April we welcome back Rory Benham from The Wine Treasury presenting an exciting range of wines from their Napa Valley and Sonoma portfolios.

For more information:
Web: winetreasury.com Tel: 020 7793 9999

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 10th January

In January we welcome Claudia Balestracci of Mentzendorff presenting wines from their extensive portfolio, from Italy.

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.

Next tasting – Friday 13th 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

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.

Next tasting – Friday 11th October

In October we welcome back Lee Evans from Condor Wines, presenting wines from their South American portfolio.

For more information:
Web: condorwines.co.uk
Facebook: Condor Wines

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 13th September

In September we welcome back Quentin Sadler presenting CVNE and Contino wines from Rioja. Congratulations to Quentin on winning the Wine Blog of the Year 2019 award.

More information is available here:
Web: quentinsadler.com
Blog: quentinsadler.wordpress.com
Twitter: @quentinsadler
Facebook: facebook.com/quentinsadler
Website: CVNE

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 – 9th August

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

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 12th July

In July we welcome Nicola Sansbury, Sales Manager for Peter Osborne Fine wines in Buckinghamshire, to present a range of fine Australian wines from their portfolio.

More information is available here:
Web: peterosbornewine.co.uk
Tel: 01491 612311
Email: info@peterosbornewine.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.

Next tasting – 14th June 2019

In June have a change from our published tasting. The wines presented will be from premium South African winery Jordan Wine Estate.

More information is available here:
Web: jordanwines.com
Web: abswineagencies.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.

Next tasting – Friday 12th April

In April we welcome Angela Lewis of Villa Maria Wines presenting a range of wines from their New Zealand portfolio. 

More information is available here:
Web: villamariawines.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.