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Diary 2023/4

We meet on the second Thursday of the month unless otherwise indicated.

Apr 13th

Antony Davis will show some some of Mentzendorff's extensive and exclusive portfolio. There will be 14 wines to taste, starting with an English sparkler, then three whites, eight reds, then a Madeira and a Moscato di Asti. Mentzendorff is a wholesaler and there will be an additional discount for members on the night if they wish to purchase any wine

May 11th

English still wine 
English sparkling wine has won many awards but recent years have seen the emergence of quality English still wine. Bob Male will take us through some outstanding examples


Jun 8th

South African Stars 
South Africa continues to produce good value fine wines. Jo Locke MW has sourced a selection of these new classics, both white and red for the Wine Society, that will provide the basis of this tasting. It will be augmented by some established stars such as the Hamilton Russell and Warwick estates presented by Frank Smith 


Jul 13th

The Wine Society's Exhibition wines
The Exhibition range comprises flagship wines that might be defined as 'benchmark' wines. Kerry Attwell Thomas will present three white and two red wines (a Gewürztraminer, a Pouilly Fumé, a St Aubin, a Margaux and a Barolo) compared against similarly priced wines from Majestic. 

Aug 10th

The Summer Dinner 
More Jelfs' magic at Coombe Bissett village hall 

Sept 14th

Artisan Wine and Spirit George Pearce from Salisbury's innovative and exciting wine shop will be back at popular request to show more of their wares. £20

Oct 12th

Tanners of Shrewsbury 
Robert Boutflower from Tanners will show examples of their award winning Portuguese range

Nov 9th

Wines of the Languedoc 
Languedoc - Rousillion is a large area in SW France making excellent good value
wines. Nick Beard will show a range to include, sparking, still white and red, and a dessert wine

Dec 14th 

Buon Natale 
An Italian themed festive wines and nibbles available in the UK to buy for the holiday season  

Jan 11th 

Wines of Brazil 
Nicholas Corfe returns to showcase his company's range of wines from Brazil that are largely ignored by supermarket buyers, yet provide interesting and good value wines  

Feb 8th

The Winter Dinner 
Details TBC

Mar 14th

Off the Beaten Track 
The Wine Society has put together a dozen wines from lesser known or newly developed areas in the vinous world for members to explore. Kerry Attwell Thomas will be our guide 

Apr 11th

La joie de vin 
Tim North from this specialist merchant based in Winchester will give us a tasting of his range - more details TBC

Oct 10th

The Beaujolais region has been often thought of the country cousin of Burgundy, but it no longer deserves its reputation of undemanding red wines to glug as soon as bottled. John Muggleton will show a range of wines with some sourced from the vineyards. They will include a white, simple Beaujolais and Beaujolais Villages and 4/5 of the Beaujolais Crus
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