What we tasted in August 2019

Many thanks to our members and guests for a fantastic turn out for the AGM and Member’s tasting.  A number of varied and entertaining presentations from our members gave us a wonderful opportunity to try some wines many hadn’t tried before.

Many thanks to Margaret Connor for organising the tasting and to the members for volunteering.

  1. Bird in Hand Sparkling Pinot Noir NV, Adelaide Hills, Australia
  2. Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough New Zealand 2018
  3. Les Divolottes, Jean Vullien & Fils, Chignin Bergeron, Coteau de Montmelian 2018, Savoie France
  4. Bin #002 Zweigelt 2017, Familie Mantler, Weinviertel, Austria
  5. Domaine Comte Peraldi Red 2014, Ajaccio, Corsica
  6. Chianti Classico Riserva 2013, Tenute Piccini, Tuscany Italy
  7. 19 Crimes 2018, Victoria, Australia
  8. Peninsula Palo Cortado, Jerez, Spain NV

What we tasted in June 2019

Many thanks to John Freeland and John Malpass for presenting an interesting range of wines from Jordan Wine Estate, South Africa.

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

  1. Cold Fact Sauvignon Blanc 2017
  2. Inspector Péringuey Chenin Blanc 2017
  3. Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2017
  4. Nine Yards Chardonnay 2016
  5. Black Magic Merlot 2015
  6. The Long Fuse Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
  7. The Prospector Syrah 2015
  8. Cobblers Hill Bordeaux Blend 2014 

What we tasted in April 2019

Many thanks to Angela Lewis of Villa Maria Wines presenting a range of wines from their New Zealand portfolio. The audio visual presentation helped increase our understanding of the passion behind the family owned business.

More information is available here:
Web: villamariawines.com

  1. Villa Maria Cellar Selection Gisborne Albarino 2018
  2. Villa Maria Reserve Clifford Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2018
  3. Vidal Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018
  4. Esk Valley Winemakers Reserve Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2017
  5. Villa Maria Single Vineyard Seddon Pinot Noir 2012
  6. Vidal Legacy Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2014
  7. Vidal Legacy Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
  8. Villa Maria Reserve Noble Riesling 2016

What we tasted in January 2019

Many thanks to Duncan Murray of local independent wine merchant Duncan Murray Wines of Market Harborough for presenting a great range of wines from the south of France.

For more information:

Web: duncanmurraywines.co.uk
Email: info@duncanmurraywines.co.uk
Tel: 01858 464935
Facebook: Duncan Murray Wines

  1. Picpoul de Pinet 2017 ‘Roches Saintes’
  2. Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh 2017
  3. Tiré-Bouché 2017
  4. Lafage Centenaire Vieilles Vignes 2016
  5. Turbigo’ Vin de France 2017
  6. Buzet Sans 2017
  7. CDRV Boislauzon 2016
  8. Madiran Domaine Serjent 2015
  9. Maury Grenat Domaine Lafage 2017

What we tasted in December 2018

Many thanks to James Long of Corney and Barrow for presenting a range of festive wines from their portfolio. We all had a great evening.

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

  1. Marquis de Bonnières Brut, Epernay, France
  2. Quinta de Chocapalha Arinto, Lisbon, Portugal
  3. Andaina Godello, Adegas Galegas, DO Monterrei, Spain 
  4. Homer, Riesling, Marlborough, New Zealand
  5. Sanziana, Pinot Noir, Recas Cramele, Romania
  6. L’Aurae, Castillion Côtes de Bordeaux, France
  7. Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso, Cecilia Beretta, Italy
  8. Cabernet Sauvignon, Bakestone Cellars, North Coast, California, USA
  9. Chateau Briatte, Bordeaux, France

Next tasting – 12th October

In October we welcome Daniel Partington from Shawbury Wine, presenting a range a Italian 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 September 2018

Many thanks to Tony Wellings from The Antipodean Sommelier, Peterborough, for presenting wines from their New Zealand and Australia portfolios.  We all had a very entertaining evening.

  1. Ward Valley “Triple Block” Sauvignon Blanc 2017
  2. Tony Bish “Fat&Sassy” Chardonnay 2017
  3. Silent Noise Chardonnay 2018
  4. Two Rivers “Isle of Beauty” Rose 2017
  5. Silent Noise “Nero” Rose 2018
  6. Silent Noise Shiraz//Grenache/Zinfandel 2017
  7. Two Rivers “Brooksby Hill” Syrah 2016
  8. Silent Noise Reserve Shiraz 2014

What we tasted in August 2018

Many thanks to our members and guests for a fantastic turn out for the AGM and Member’s tasting.  A number of varied and entertaining presentations from our members gave us a wonderful opportunity to try some wines many hadn’t tried before.

Many thanks to Margaret and Ian Connor, Tim Hobbs, Liz & David Farmillo, Chet Patel & Helen Stewart, John Crookes, David Lee, Nigel Dunford and John Freeland.

  1. Villiera Brut 2010 South Africa
  2. St Veran Vieilles Vignes Domaine Luquet Fuisse 2017 France
  3. Chablis Premier Cru Beauroy Domaine Alain Geoffrey 2015 France
  4. Montgomery Rondo 2016 Wales
  5. Pago de los Capellanes Joven Roble Ribera Del Duero 2016 Spain
  6. Conde de San Cristobal 2014 Ribera del Duero 2014 Spain
  7. Brazin Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel 2014 USA
  8. Rivesaltes Vin Doux Naturel France

What we tasted in July 2018

Many thanks to Julia Trustum-Ev, Marketing Director of Wines of Great Britain Limited (WineGB) for presenting a excellent range of English Wine.  We all had a fantastic evening comparing the wines.

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

Julia Trustum-Eve

  1. Denbies Whitedowns Brut NV
  2. Ridgeview Bloomsbury NV
  3. Wiston Rosé NV
  4. Camel Valley Bacchus 2016
  5. Chapel Down Chardonnay 2014
  6. Marks & Spencer English Pink Lily 2017
  7. Bolney Wine Estate Lychgate Red 2016
  8. Brightwell Vineyard Oxford Regatta 2014

What we tasted in June 2018

Many thanks to Steve Parker for presenting a selection of Geoff Merrill wines on behalf of Ellis Wines of Richmond.  We all had a fantastic evening comparing the wines.

For more information:
Web: geoffmerrillwines.com.au

Web: elliswines.co.uk

Steve Parker

  1. Geoff Merrill Pimpala Road Chardonnay 2013
  2. Geoff Merrill Pimpala Road Sauvignon Semillon 2012
  3. Botham Merrill Willis Fleurieu Chardonnay 2011
  4. Geoff Merrill Bush Vine Shiraz, Grenache Mourvèdre 2012
  5. Geoff Merrill Jacko’s Blend Shiraz 2012
  6. Geoff Merrill G & W Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
  7. Botham Merrill Willis Shiraz 2013