Events

The Club's diary of forthcoming events is here.

Forthcoming events are listed below.  For earlier events, please see the historic events page.

Saturday 15th June 2024 - Wine of Uruguay with Carla Bertellotti

Uruguay born Carla Bertellotti has trail blazed the imports of her home country wine in the UK for nearly 15 years. She will guide us through the traditional varieties as well as the current trends emerging from an ever evolving and exciting wine industry. Discover how distinctive Uruguayan wines are, and how different from the ones produced by the better known neighbours.  


Saturday 14th September 2024 - Wines of South Africa - Preet Sahota of Edgmond Wines

After finishing university and doing his dissertation on winemaker strategies, Preet decided to take on the daunting challenge of running his own independent wine company. Through the help of great winemakers who are now also great friends, Preet has been privileged to bring in exclusive allocations of small production wines. 

For this event, Preet will be presenting some of the most highly sought after wines from South Africa.  These include wines made from unique varieties, old vines and single vineyards.


Tuesday 17th September - Sunday 22nd September 2024 - Premium Jerez Wine Tour

VWTC has run at least one wine tour every year since 2012, (except during the COVD years). Our next wine tour is a Premium Wine Tour to Jerez The trip comprises 5 nights (6 days) based at the Tio Pepe Hotel in Jerez. On one of the days we will be visiting Bodegas Barbadillo and Bodegas La Gitana in Sanlucar de Barameda. On the other days, we will walk to Bodegas and restaurants etc in Jerez which are all within a mile of Hotel Tio Pepe. The final itinerary is still being put together but the Bodegas in Jerez are likely to include, Lustau, Gonzallez Byass (Tio Pepe), Fundador and Faustino Gonzalez. Ralph & Phil


Saturday 19th October 2024 - Wines of Argentina with Mark Bradbury of Ruta40

We welcome the return of Mark for another excellent selection of Argentine Wines, but this time it is going to be an Argentinian wine ‘taste off’ where we pit wines against each other for you to rate and judge.

"There will be at least four rounds of two wines each, one will be the Battle Of Torrontes; and in another you will have two mighty Malbecs going head-to-head; plus two more rounds where you'll need to decide the winner. It will be a challenge but it will be fun."

Mark



Saturday 16th November 2024 - Will Hargrove of Corney and Barrow – Riesling – the great chameleon?

Will Hargrove is Head of Fine Wine at Corney & Barrow having been with the company for 25 years, he has a particular passion for the wines of Italy and the whites of Germany. He owns more Riesling himself than any other white grape variety.  This tasting will be a chance to explore the diversity of styles and personalities of this very noble variety.   

Corney & Barrow - In 1780, Edward Bland Corney opened his shop on London’s Old Broad Street, offering a small selection of port, sherry and Bordeaux. The business flourished, and in 1838, his son, Thomas introduced his cousin Robert Barrow to the trade. The Corney & Barrow name was born. Today, our offices have grown to the north of England, Scotland, Hong Kong, Singapore & Shanghai, and have expanded into every sector of the market. We became the first traditional wine merchant to establish a wine broking operation and our merchant business is growing every day. Still privately owned, 75% of our portfolio is exclusive to us – a testament to the dedication of our relationships. Our range has grown to include the highest quality wines, from everyday drinking to the heights of Petrus and Domaine de la Romanée-Conti.

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Saturday 14th December 2024 - French Wines from "Bordeaux and Beyond" with Tony Hill of Bordeaux and Beyond

We welcome the return of Tony Hill, owner of Bordeaux and Beyond, for our end of year celebration. Tony will take us to "Bordeaux and Beyond" with half of the wines from Bordeaux and the half from the rest of France including champagne ( plus another of their famous champagne quizzes), covering many different Appellations, some famous and some not so famous. Tony will give the story behind the wines from small independent vignerons in France, not usually available elsewhere.

Bordeaux and Beyond is a web based business and is now in its 17th year of trading, but continues to sell only wines that Bordeaux and Beyond imports, and more importantly, wines that they are happy to drink themselves


This could also be the occasion to launch the next VWTC wine tour - Bordeaux 2025 - start date of Saturday 14th June 2025 tbc.


Saturday 18th January 2025 - Don Porter Battered Trophy - Blind Tasting Competition

Details to follow.



Saturday 15th February - tbc



Saturday 15th March - Wines of Emilia Romagna with Charlws Dall'Omo of San Martino Wines

Details to follow.


Saturday 12th April - Wines of Domaine La Tasque - Juliet Bruce Jones

Details to follow