Thursday 28 November 2013
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
Thursday 24 October 2013
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
Richard Kelley MW
Tuesday 24 September 2013
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
Thursday 23 May 2013
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
Sarah Ahmed: ‘The Wine Detective’
Friday 26 April 2013
Former lawyer turned free-lance wine writer, Sarah Ahmed, introduced 10 wines to club members this evening. Now known as the ‘wine detective’, Sarah encouraged us to look at the ‘clues in the glass’ throughout the evening. With the intention of... read more
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