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If you are mildly obsessive about your wine, enjoy drinking it, and learning about new varieties from around the world, and how they are made, then you will enjoy our Club, its monthly tastings, events, and all it has to offer.

Importantly, our programme of monthly tastings and presentations are led by wine trade professionals and WSET qualified wine educators. The common bond is their love of all things wine, an impressive knowledge of wine and wine making – and an ability to inform, entertain and amuse!

However, The Club is not all about serious learning. There is most definitely a social side – meetings are friendly, inclusive and informal. New friendships are made and old established ones maintained.

Added to all this is the ambience of Bookham’s Grade II listed Old Barn Hall where we meet. It maybe over 100 years old but it has been superbly maintained and modernised, providing first class facilities, including a full screen and projection set-up, and a modern kitchen with a wine cooler – perfect for our needs!

See below for our next wine tastings and click here to see our Programme for 2024.

Our next events

Exploring wines of the Rhône – Presented by Heather Dougherty (Honorary President of Bookham Wine Club)

Monday 10 June 2024 at 8.00pm

In the UK, we like wines from the Rhône Valley and we are the 2nd biggest export market for them (only the thirsty Belgians buy more than us). 

Join us for an evening exploring the delights of wines from the Rhône, to (re)discover what makes them so popular. We’ll have tasty, gastronomic whites and of course its famous red wines, including the generous Grenache-based reds of the south, as well as a delicious 100% Syrah from the northern Rhône. Rosé wines are hugely popular at the moment and we’ll have the chance to taste one from the only appellation in the world which is entirely dedicated to rosé wines. Along the way, you’ll understand more about the different quality levels in the Rhône – and how this can help you find great value wines.

Where in the World? – Presented by Deborah Zbinden

Monday 8 July 2024 at 8.00 pm

Deborah Zbinden DipWSET is a Certified Wine Educator based in Surrey, currently working in the Marketing team at a major UK importer.  Following last year’s session on Fortified Wines, she is returning with her “Where in the World” format for an evening of wine-based Guess Who. Three wines from each of two mystery regions will be tasted, with your challenge to identify Where in the World the wines represent, using your carefully honed tasting skills and with Deborah on-hand to give clues and answer your questions.”

To learn more about the Club’s history, its past presentations and how it is promoting the world of wine, and bringing so many aspects of it to our members, we invite you to take a tour around our website. But, if this still leaves your questions unanswered, please contact the Club through our Membership Secretary: membership@bookhamwineclub.org.uk