Events

The Club's diary of forthcoming events is here.

After a very successful year of "virtual" tastings, we are delighted that our programme of "live" events was able to resume in September 2021.

We will continue to run our events in a responsible way against the background of COVID, and look forward to the exciting programme of events below.

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

Saturday 17th September 2022 - Wines of Moldova with Irina and Aliona Hriplivii

“Being wine lovers, we always were attracted to the wisdom and possibility of what wine offers.

We had the great happiness to live the experience of grape picking in the vineyards of our parents and grandparents and the honour to inherit the winemaking process and all memories related to it.

We were constantly looking to find these ancestors' scents everywhere in wines we were tasting.

When we realised that we can't find these scents, we founded Novus BH Magister company in 2016 and started our import adventure of Moldovan Wine in the UK.

The beauty and chemistry of the wine deeply resonate with us, hence we took this beautiful journey of Wine importation from Moldova"


Aliona, Sergiu & Irina


Saturday 15th October 2022 - Wines of New Zealand with Marcus Parry of Fells Fine Wine Importers & Distributors

“Mention the term ‘Sauvignon Blanc’ to many wine drinkers and they automatically think of New Zealand. Indeed, this varietal has almost become synonymous with the country - and maybe not surprisingly so when you consider that 86% of the country’s wine exports are Sauvignon Blanc. However, New Zealand also produces excellent examples of other, lesser-known varietals thanks to its unique topography and climate.

Fells are proud to represent 4 of New Zealand’s leading family-owned wineries, including Te Mata, Seifried Estate, Nautilus and Two Paddocks. Over the years each of these wineries have identified varietals that are well suited to the country’s unique growing conditions to create a distinctive selection of award winning wines.

Marcus Parry (New Zealand Brand Manager at Fells) will be along to present wines from each of these wineries showcasing the depth and breadth in style and quality now present in New Zealand wines.”

Marcus


Saturday 19th November 2022 - Wines of Argentina with Mark Bradbury of Ruta 40

Ruta40 specialises in finding and delivering the very best Argentinian wine to our UK customers. We import from small boutique wineries that you won’t find in the big stores and supermarkets; we've been doing this for over 10 years now and have established a portfolio of high quality, award winning wines.


During the evening you will be taken on a journey along the legendary Ruta 40 highway and through some of Argentina's best vineyards. You will taste wines that are crafted by our highly talented winemakers and influenced by the snow melt from the Andes Mountains.

Mark


Saturday 26th November 2022 - Visit to Waddesdon Manor for Wine Tasting and Christmas Fair

Choice of dates available - Details to follow.


Saturday 3rd December 2022 - Visit to Waddesdon Manor for Wine Tasting and Christmas Fair

Choice of dates available - Details to follow.


Saturday 10th December 2022 - Wines of Portugal with Nigel Strofton

Portugal's Wine Trade is best known for that four letter word 'Port'. However, Portugal has been making wine for several century's. It is only in this Century that table wine has really been noticed by the World's Wine Drinkers, due in part to many of the Port Houses planting vineyards on the land along the top of the Douro Valley. So successful has this been that the other areas of Wine Production have been noticed and appreciated. Portuguese wine is now very much on the 'Wine Drinkers' map.

Nigel


As this is our pre Christmas event, the intention is to include food that will match each of the wines being presented


Saturday 21st January 2023 - Annual Blind Tasting Competition

Details to follow


Saturday 18th February 2023 - Juliet Bruce Jones MW of Domaine La Tasgue, Languedoc

An opportunity to taste Carignan white, gris and red from several Languedoc producers and a mini vertical tasting of 2 or 3 older vintages of Domaine La Tasque.