Posts in Category: 2010

Cinderella No More

Sarah McCleery
How to take wine ‘gravely’ Those of you who know the wine of the Graves region will know that, yes, it is grown on gravel. And what are the characteristics of gravel? It drains well and it stores heat. On September 23, 2010 Sarah McCleery opened ... read more

Bothy Vineyard Visit

Bothy Vineyard Visit and Barbecue
The Joys of an English Summer Below: Richard before the storm…. For those of you who remember summer – yes, there were days when we, perhaps rashly, contemplated events like an outdoor visit – to The Bothy Vineyard – and a barbecue. This... read more

Call my Bluff

Michael Palij MW, Jonathan Pedley MW, Jasper Morris MW
The view from the back row - June 10th 2010 It does not seem so long ago – or perhaps it is just because I am getting old – but, incredibly, it was in December 2005 that the OWC last held a ‘Call my Bluff’ evening. On that occasion, Club... read more

AGM and Food and Wine Tasting

Susie Barrie MW
Well, there has to be a first for everything – and this was the first sell-out AGM in the Club’s history, it was Susie Barrie MWs first ‘official’ visit to the Club and it was the first visit to a new venue at St Hugh’s College. With good food and... read more

Under-rated Burgundy

Jasper Morris MW
In April 2010, Club Vice President Jasper Morris presented a range of under rated Burgundies. Club member Gerald Sacks was there and has compiled the following tasting notes. 1. Bourgogne Rouge Les Bons Batons. Patrice et Michele Rion 2007. The... read more

Pop, Fizz and a Wealth of Data: English Sparkling Wines

Julia Trustram-Eve
Against a happy background of the popping of corks and in front of an appreciative audience, Julia Trustram-Eve, Marketing Director of the English Wine Producers, guided us expertly through the latest facts and figures relating to the... read more

'Nicht zu verpassen!' - unmissable German tasting

This Wednesday - 7.00 pm at Maison Francaise
Dear Members If you have not already booked and are free this Wednesday then we urge you to consider the Anne Krebiehl MW tasting at the Maison Française in Norham Road (near LMH but closer to Banbury Road). Plenty of parking! Anne is a... read more