Diary 2021/2

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


July 22nd


As old as the ark - a short history of wine.
SWIG restarts with the story of how wine was discovered, made and refined through the ages. Mark Brandon will guide us through its history, while Frank Smith will present a few examples from the ground-breaking terroirs that we will be able to assess.

Aug 12th

Summer Dinner
We are pleased to confirm that we have secured the talents of Kenny Jelf and his team to provide us with a summer dinner at Coome Bissett Village Hall. Further details including menus, prices and transport will be available shortly. 

Sept 9th 

Brazilian Wines
Nicholas Corfe of Go Brazil Wines & Spirits will present a mixture of Brazilian wines featuring familiar and more unusual grapes that showcase the variety and value of this wine producing nation. Our delayed 2021 AGM will precede the tasting accompanied by a glass of something Brazilian.

Oct 14th

The Chairman's Selection
Our Chair Nick Hodgson knows a bargain and has a canny ability to sniff them out. He will present his current personal favourites for our delectation.

Nov 11th

Artisan Wine and Spirits
Liz and Simon from Salisbury's new independent wine shop will show a selection of their favourites and new discoveries in time for stocking up for Christmas. As they say - Carpe Vinum!

Dec 9th

Christmas Dinner
Again we are fortunate to have secured the accomplished Kenny Jelf to provide us with a Christmas feast at Coombe Bissett.


Jan 13th

The Right Bank of Bordeaux
Having explored the Left Bank of Bordeaux in January 2020, Mark and Frank will now present wines from the right bank concentrating on St-Emilion and Pomerol, showing the newer styles of wines as well as those more traditionally produced.

Feb 10th

Yapp Bros 
Grant Berry from Yapp Bros will hopefully be able showcase their eclectic and individual selection - TBC 

Mar 10th

The Cote de Nuits

Mark and Frank's tour of the Cote d'Or will continue with an examination of the Cote de Nuits said to be the apogee of red Burgundy, finding bargains as well as the odd extravagant bottle. The 2022 AGM will precede the tasting.