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Wines of Beaujolais

Jasper Morris MW

After possibly our most rapid AGM ever, the real business of wine tasting got underway.  Jasper is BBRs’ Burgundy expert and Beaujolais effectively falls within the remit.  Beaujolais also happens to be something that Jasper is very keen on. In fact it is one of his regular drinking wines for home and his cellar has a very ample selection of wines, many with some significant age.

Aged Beaujolais at first sight seems to be something of an anachronism. However what we are looking at today is the village Crus, and not the Beaujolais Nouveau or even the Beaujolais Village that many will remember from the past. And these wines are indeed something quite different as we were all about to find out.

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Judgement of Oxford: Part II

Jasper Morris MW

The Club was delighted to welcome back its Honorary Vice-President, Jasper Morris MW, for another ‘Judgement of Oxford’ blind tasting. This was the second part of a tasting inspired by the historic ‘Judgement of Paris’ tasting of 1976 when Steven Spurrier decided to show how good Californian wines had become by pitting examples of top quality red and white wines from there against wines from the classic French regions of Bordeaux and Burgundy in a blind tasting in Paris. At that tasting, wines were judged and given scores by a panel of French wine critics and, to their horror, the Californian wines came out on top. It has to be said that the wines tasted were very young and had not reached their full potential. So it was decided to hold two simultaneous ‘Judgement’ tastings in California and London of the same vintages of the same red wines thirty years later in 2006, again organised by Stephen Spurrier. Jasper was one of the London judges and the others were also leading wine experts, like Jancis Robinson, Hugh Johnson and Michael Broadbent. Once more Californian wines came out on top – by an even wider margin – thereby proving that American wines can age just as well as their Old World counterparts. There was, however, no re-creation of the white wine tasting as the original wines would have been well past their best by 2006.

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The Judgement of Oxford: Part I

Jasper Morris MW

Speaking to a packed house of OWC members only – the evening was a sell-out – it was with obvious pleasure that Chairman Hans Sundin welcomed Jasper Morris back to the Club, noting that, after Club founder Michael Palij, Jasper has been the most frequent presenter at Club events over the years.

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White Burgundy

Jasper Morris MW
The Club was treated to another masterclass in Burgundian wine by Club Vice-President and Burgundy expert, Jasper Morris MW. It was billed as ‘Fine White Burgundy, a Journey along the Cote d’Or’ but we travelled further afield than that, taking in... 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
 

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
 

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