Thursday 21 February 2013
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
Jonathan Pedley MW
Saturday 26 January 2013
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
Dr Jamie Goode
Thursday 22 November 2012
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
Thursday 25 October 2012
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
Richard Bampfield MW
Wednesday 26 September 2012
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
Monday 25 June 2012
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
Richard Kelley MW
Tuesday 29 May 2012
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 www.theliberatorwine.com). A resident of South Africa from... read more
St George's Day Dinner
Monday 23 April 2012
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
Sir John Hegarty
Tuesday 20 March 2012
…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
Michael Palij MW
Thursday 23 February 2012
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