Diary  2020

We meet on the second Thursday of the month.

Feb 13th

Majestic Wine £15
We will taste ten of Majestic's most popular wines including a sparkler, three whites and six reds from about the world. The wines range in cost from £8-16 per bottle providing the opportunity for members to taste and assess wines for everyday available locally. Note the reduced fee of £15 

Mar 12th

The Côte de Beaune £20
 

Always a source of good value Burgundy compared to the Côte de Nuits, this tasting will illustrate the subtle differences between the whites of Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet, and examine mature reds from six villages, presented by Mark Brandon and Frank Smith.

Apr 9th

An Italian selection from Mentzendorff £20
 

Claudia Balestracci will present a wide selection of Italian wines from the Mentzendorff portfolio including dry and sweet whites and a range of reds including a superb Brunello di Montalcino

May 14th

Brazilian Wines from Go Brazil £20
 

Nicholas Corfe of Go Brazil Wines will present a selection of the wide variety of good Brazilian wines now available. 

Jun 11th

Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from around the world £20
These famous grapes produce classic white and red Burgundy but they are now grown world-wide. Nick Beard will show us how other regions and countries have produced excellent wines with them, often at better value than Burgundy

Jul 9th

Bargain buys and unexpected treats £20
Nick Hodgson prides himself on routing out vinous bargains and will present the results of his latest discoveries and recommendations

Aug 13th

Summer dinner at Coombe Bissett with food from Kenny Jelfs

Sep 10th

Wines from Yapp Bros
Yapp Bros have a long held excellent reputation for wines of the Loire Valley and the South of France. Grant Berry will take us through a selection of their extensive list.

Oct 8th

The President's selection
Mark Brandon will present a personal selection of his favourite wines drawn from his life-long career in the wine trade.

Nov 12th

A Tour of Italy 
Martin Plimsol will conduct a personal tour of bella Italia featuring a diverse mix of regions and grapes.

Dec 10th

Building on the success of 2019 we will again hold our Christmas dinner at Coombe Bissett Village Hall with food from the accomplished chef Kenny Jelfs.

2021

Jan 14th

The Right Bank of Bordeaux
Building on the success of their recent Left Bank of Bordeaux tasting, Mark and Frank will now present wines from the right bank concentrating on St-Emilion and Pomerol.

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