Posts in Category: 2012

Authentic Wines

Dr Jamie Goode
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder – or on the palate as the case might be. Jamie Goode’s fascinating tasting on 20th November was a case in point. “An utterly enthralling tasting – even though I didn’t much care for the wines”. That was the... read more

Bordeaux Cru Bourgeois

Stephen Brook
Members welcomed Stephen Brook – journalist, writer and wine educator – on his first visit to the Club. Stephen is the author of several authoritative books about wine, the most recent being The Complete Bordeaux. This is a fully revised and updated ... read more

The World of Sparkling Wine

Richard Bampfield MW
Richard Bampfield’s Fantastic Fizz-Olympics! A volley of Champagne and other sparkling wine corks marked the opening of the Club’s 2012-2013 season. Richard Bampfield MW, a star of the Club’s ‘Call my Bluff’ event in 2011, was back to kick off ... read more

The Taste of Portugal

Richard Mayson
Members welcomed Wine Writer and Portuguese expert Richard Mayson on his first visit to the Club. He claimed to be jetlagged, but there was no sign of this in a sparkling and fascinating Tasting. Richard fell in love with wine (and Portuguese wine... read more

South African Wines

Richard Kelley MW
An Insider’s Perspective On this, his third visit to the OWC, Richard Kelley brought with him not only some warm and sunny weather but also his alter ego, Rick, The Wine Liberator (see A resident of South Africa from... read more

Local Food and English Wines

St George's Day Dinner
Ice wine from a Nottinghamshire freezer, India Pale Ale from Shotover and the richest ever Oxford Dry from the Bothy Vineyard… Just a few of the star turns at the Club’s April tasting to complement a simple yet beautifully cooked and presented... read more

Rethinking the Languedoc

Sir John Hegarty
…or, according to Eric Asimov, wine critic of the New York Times, “the most exciting wines in the world”. That might have been a quote – everything else about the Club tasting on 20 March 2012 was fresh, generous and memorable – and very quotable ... read more

Legendary Red Burgundy

Michael Palij MW
It was Lent, it was a traditional time for abstinence. But it was also the day of a Michael Palij MW tasting. And this tasting was certainly not for those who had vowed to give up alcohol until Easter! For his riposte to Jasper Morris MW’s brilliant ... read more

Wine and Chocolate

Sarah Jane Evans MW
To taste 10 rare and unusual wines in an evening is a treat. To taste them alongside a selection of 12 of the world’s finest chocolates was a joy. To be tutored in our tasting of both the wine and the chocolate by the ever erudite, charming, and ... read more