Posts in Category: 2013

Sweet Wine & Christmas Food

Stephen Brook
The Oxford Wine Club were delighted to welcome Stephen Brook back after his excellent talk on Bordeaux last year. On this, his second visit to the OWC, Stephen came to talk about sweet wines. Stephen loves sweet wines. In fact, he loves them so... read more

Exceptional Value & Authentic Reflection of Terroir

Jane Parkinson
Simon Blower welcomed members to the Tasting by introducing a few interesting wine market statistics. The off-trade in the UK is currently worth £5.1 billion per annum, and given the average price per bottle is only £4.89, that means over a billion... read more

Introducing the Loire

Richard Kelley MW
Introducing Richard Richard has been a Loire convert since first drinking a Gaston Huet Vouvray in 1981. The experience of this wine drove him to convert from chef to MW and he brought his knowledge of the Loire first to Richard Walford and now... read more

Spanish Wine

Charles Metcalfe
1. Freixenet Elyssia Gran Cuvée Cava, Waitrose £14.99. 11.5% ABV Members attending the AGM and Tasting were greeted with a glass of Cava. This sparkling wine from Penedes is made by the traditional method. Blended from Chardonnay harvested in early ... read more

Classic and Cutting Edge wines from Australia

Sarah Ahmed: ‘The Wine Detective’
Former lawyer turned free-lance wine writer, Sarah Ahmed, introduced 10 wines to club members this evening. Now known as the ‘wine detective’,[1] Sarah encouraged us to look at the ‘clues in the glass’ throughout the evening. With the intention of... read more

The Wine Society's Exhibition Range

Ewan Murray
Members welcomed Ewan Murray, outgoing Events and Tastings Manager at the Wine Society (he is moving into a new PR role with the Company) on his first visit to the Club. Ewan began with a brief history of the Wine Society, which was founded... read more

Sangiovese versus Nebbiolo

Jonathan Pedley MW
The shade of Silvio Berlusconi hung over the OWC tasting on 24th January, when Jonathan Pedley MW, channelling the spirit of Il Cavaliere, gave us a typically wise and witty look at two great grapes. The last ‘Big Match’ was Cabernet Sauvignon... read more