February 2016

It was great to see so many faces at this evening’s tasting. 42 people attended including many guests of members along with members themselves.  I hope the guests enjoyed the evening and have a taste for returning next month!  Please feel free to get in touch to let the society know what you thought about the evening and the wines you tried.

This month’s tasting was presented by  committee member Mark Baker and the wines tasted were picked by Peter Adams, another member of the committee.  The exhibition range of  The Wine Society is where the wines were sourced from (formerly the International Wine Society).   There are currently 338 masters of wine living in 24 different countries.  Three of whom are among the nine wine buyers of the society so you can imagine the quality of the wine that is sourced.  There are 25-30 exhibition wines and during this evening’s tasting there were eight picked for us to try.  The welcome wine was an English sparkling wine from the 2013 vintage.  Not strictly a new world wine but certainly new world in the terms of wine producing.  This bubbly tipple, a mix of chardonnay, pinot meunier and pinot noir was welcomed warmly by the majority and scored 4 1/2 out of 7.  The price for this is £20 and a serious rival for quality champagne. The top scoring white wine of the evening was  a New Zealand Chardonnay produced by New Zealand’s first master of wine Michael Brajkovich who rated 2014 one of his best vintages.  This wine is exclusively made for The Wine Society from a single vineyard.  An elegant, fruity wine scoring 5 1/2 and a bargain at £13.50 per bottle.  The top scoring red wine of the evening was The exhibition Alto Maipo Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 also priced at £13.50 and scoring an impressive 6.

To find out more about The Wine Society and the wines they stock, including the exhibition range tasted this evening visit www.thewinesociety.com

We hope to see you all next month.  Details of that tasting including price and date will be published soon.

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