Angela Bawtree
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Angela Bawtree is a WSET® Certified Educator, who provides both formal and informal wine education programmes and events.  Having completed her wine education at the Wine & Spirit Education Trust in 2005 with a Level 5 Honours Diploma in Wine … Read More

Pippa Hayward
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As a Welsh grammar school girl I’d always juggled working my holidays in hospitality and studying languages through University. Just as I’d decided I should really train to teach Italian and French, I met my future husband  – a chef. I … Read More

2020 Presentations
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December 2020 – Garden meetings with Majestic wines September 2020 – Garden meetings with Laithwaites wines August 2020 – Garden meetings with The Guildford Wine Company July 2020 – Garden meetings with Excellar wines March 2020 – “The Languedoc: from … Read More

Best Wines
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At each meeting, members vote to choose the best white wine and the best red wine. As our programme explores regions and grapes both familiar and unfamiliar, these choices can help you to find wines that may be new to … Read More

Lits Philippou
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Lits is an ex-restaurateur who, after selling his restaurant, landed in Languedoc, France.  From there he made the natural progression into the world of wine, studying & travelling extensively & becoming knowledgeable and passionate about wines of the world. He … Read More

Deborah Zbinden
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Deborah Zbinden DipWSET is a Certified Wine Educator based in Surrey, having worked in the wine industry since 2000 with a CV that includes time at Ehrmanns, Treasury Wine Estates, Accolade Wines and Hatch Mansfield. With an approachable and accessible … Read More

About the club
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Bookham Wine Club is a long-established community-based club, originally formed in the ‘60’s by a small group of enthusiasts who met to discuss, taste, and compare wines they made at home. Wines available generally then were limited and sometimes of … Read More

Heather Dougherty
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Heather Dougherty is an Effingham-based educator who has presented to the club many times in recent years. She is a member of the Association of Wine Educators and the Circle of Wine Writers. She says of her approach to wine … Read More

Our presenters
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We welcome expert presenters from the world of wine to lead our sessions. Many are experienced wine educators who are talking about one of their special interests and who have carefully chosen wines to experience and enjoy. Often they are … Read More