What we tasted in January 2023

In January we welcomed Tim Schwilk from The Wine Society, who presented fantastic range of wines from the societies Exhibition range. Many thanks for an excellent and wide ranging tasting.

Don’t forget that The Wine Society will be back in Leicester on 22nd March with their Southern hemisphere & Americas – Walkaround tasting. You can buy tickets here.

For more information:
Web: thewinesociety.com
Tel: 01438 741177
YouTube: youtube.com/Thewinesociety
Twitter: @TheWineSociety

  1. The Society’s Champagne (Alfred Gratien)
  2. The Society’s Exhibition English Blanc de Blancs (Ridgeview)
  3. The Society’s Exhibition Hunter Valley Semillon (Brokenwood)
  4. The Society’s Exhibition Alsace Gewurztraminer (Hugel Grand Cru Sporen)
  5. The Society’s Exhibition Margaux (Ch Brane-Cantenac)
  6. The Society’s Exhibition Alto Maipo Cabernet Sauvignon (Pirque)
  7. The Society’s Exhibition Vacqueyras (Dom Le Clos de Cazaux; Archimbaud)
  8. The Society’s Exhibition Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Mayard)

Next tasting – Friday 13th January

In January we welcome Tim Schwilk of The Wine Society on his first visit to our society. Known for an excellent range of wines at competitive prices, we have a very interesting evening ahead.

For more information:
Web: thewinesociety.com
Tel: 01438 741177
YouTube: youtube.com/Thewinesociety
Twitter: @TheWineSociety

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 2021

In May we held a tasting hosted by members of our committee, with wines in half-bottle sourced from a fantastic range from The Wine Society. A big thank you to the presenters and thanks to our members for your continuing support.

For more information:
Web: thewinesociety.com

The wines tasted were:

  1. Casa Ferreirinha Planalto Reserva 2019 (Tim Hobbs)
    Straw coloured, lemon, mineral and stone fruit nose, fairly dry. A pleasant drinker with decent length and fair value for £4.50. Multiple Portuguese grape varieties lead by Malvasia. Food suggestions are Octopus, shellfish, pork or chicken.
  2. Soave Classico Pieropan 2019 (Julian Osborne)  
    Pale yellow, dry mineral nose. Crisp, dry, nicely acidic. Touch of grapefruit, with nice length and body. A well made quality wine which goes well with seafood, creamy risotto, and antipasti.
  3. Jurancon Sec, Chant des Vignes, Domaine Cauhape 2019 (John Freeland)
    Pale apricot, with a shy nose initially. Admirably fruity Pyrenean white. Exhilarating and fresh, with flashes of grapefruit and pineapple. Plenty body and length which finished dryer. A well made wine from a sometimes overlooked area noted for sweet wines.
  4. Chinon, Temps des Cerises, Dom de la Noblaie 2019 (Tim Edwards)
    Deep purple and quite dense, shy nose which initially comes over dry and fruity later. Fairly dry, nicely acidic with good tannins and a herby character which becomes dryer to the finish. Good body and length, hints of dark cherries. Would go well with sausage, beef and cheese. Well priced for an organic hand harvested quality wine.
  5. Corbieres Rouge Dom du Trillol 2016 (John Malpass)
    Purple red, an obvious nose of dark rich fruits, with spicy tannins. Goes well with meats, duck and cheese.
  6. Bleasdale Bremerview, Langhorne Creek Shiraz 2018 (Margaret Connor)
    Pure and vibrant Australian shiraz. Blackberry, vanilla and plums on the nose, with a twist of pepper and great concentration. Ripe tannins fall into place with the long, fruity finish.

Next tasting – Friday 14th May

The Wine Society – Half-bottle tasting

Following the positive feedback from members after the last Wine Society tasting, we thought another half bottle tasting would be appropriate. It offers a broader range of 6 wines and allows members to buy some or all of the wines. The total cost of all 6 wines will be £38.25.

The Wine Society is an ultra-reliable source and the chosen half bottles cover a broad range. Members can choose all 6 or a selection.

For more information:
Web: thewinesociety.com

Note: This tasting will be presented via Zoom. Members are contacted prior to each tasting to order any wines they wish to try. 

What we tasted in October 2020

Many thanks for a fantastic turn out for the AGM and Member’s tasting.  A number of varied and entertaining presentations from our members over Zoom gave us a wonderful opportunity to try some half bottles from The Wine Society.


Solear Manzanilla Barbadillo, Jerez – £5.95 per half bottle

Chateau Bel Air Perponcher Reserve, Bordeaux Blanc 2019 – £5.95 per half bottle

Pinot Gris Classic, Famille Hugel, Alsace 2018 – £7.95 per half bottle


Esporao Monte Velho Tinto, Alentejano, Portugal 2019 – £4.95 per half bottle

Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge Guigal 2016 – £5.95 per half bottle