A summer tasting event

We invite our members to share with us, and you, discoveries and opportunities that they would like to share with other members. Some of these will only apply for a short period of time, so we shall try to update this page frequently, and recommend that you look at the page in time to take advantage of the offers.

Our members have a wide range of tastes and expectations, so the club is not able to make any promises about these entries.

11 September – safety

The UKWineClub have suggested a very useful Covid safety test. Pour, savour the nose, and drink a glass of wine. If you can smell and taste, then you do not have Covid. Scientifically, it is advisable to repeat the test immediately at least once to be sure that you did not get a false result. Best practice would be to repeat the test each day.

16 August – Welsh pinot noir!!!

A member has noted with Celtic pride that White Castle Vineyard’s pinot noir reserve 2018, from Monmouthshire, has won a gold medal in the Decanter World Wine Awards. I wonder if our President was one of the judges? We haven’t yet invested our £25.50 to judge it ourselves.

2 August – Sicilian red

The Wine Society offers “The Society’s Sicilian Reserve Red 2017” which is an excellent wine showing off the Nero D’avola grape from Sicily for £8.50. In my opinion it thoroughly deserved the commendation in the International Wine Challenge 2021.

26 June – the Guv’nor

The Times list of top white wines includes the Guv’nor Blanco available from Majestic at £6.99 if bought as part of a mixed six. The Guv’nor range of wines are delicious and recommended to you.

25 June – Waitrose fine wine

Waitrose are offering 25% off six or more from a range of “fine wines”. There is no given end date, but stocks are running out already! This is your chance. Offers include Famille Perrin Reserve du Mistral from the Rhone for £8.99 instead of £11.99, or Beronia Reserva Rioja for £11.24 instead of £14.99. I am sorry that they have already sold out of Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2012 at only £450 instead of £600!