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
 

The Wonder of Waitrose

Andrew Shaw
Andrew Shaw, Head of Waitrose’s Wine Buying team, treated Club members to a feast on Wednesday 23rd November 2011. As we settled in with a glass of Waitrose’s multi-award winning Brut NV Champagne (specially blended for them by Heidsieck) he gave ... read more
 

Wines of the former Yugoslavia

Angela Muir MW
Angela Muir (and Hilary Reid-Evans) had gone to considerable trouble to bring this topic alive for members at a tasting which was unique in the Club’s history, and to quote Angela, at the cutting edge of wine knowledge. Angela’s enthusiasm for... read more
 

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
 

Roll out the Barrel

Paul Atwood-Philippe
Wood’s Influence Revealed For our last tasting of the season we were treated to one of our most informative. The barrel-maker tends to be something of an unsung star in the wine-making firmament and at last, Paul Atwood-Philippe, Commercial... read more
 

AGM and Red Wines of the Loire

Jonathan Hoad
After a seamless AGM and the harmonious election of our new committee, the Club settled down to, " Red Wines of the Loire" in the safe hands of our new chair and the equally safe hands of our speaker Jonathan Hoad from Yapp Bros. Robin and... read more
 

Wine Making in Oregon

Mark Savage MW
A masterclass in the art of ‘marginal ripening’ - and not trying to be important Mark Savage MW’s visit to the Oxford Wine Club was remarkable and revelatory. Though a surprising number of members – nearly half – had previously been to Oregon, I ... read more
 

Undiscovered Italy

Michael Palij MW
Galloping through uncharted territory with Michael – and his Italian stallions Once again OWC members gathered at Lady Margaret Hall for the second consecutive tasting of the season to be led by Club President Michael Palij. Michael guided us... read more
 

Exploring Argentina

Michael Palij MW
‘The Full Monty’ Stepping in at short notice to take over a tasting requires skill, nerve and a depth and outstanding breadth of knowledge. When we were let down by our original speaker – the first time in the Club’s history this has happened at... read more
 

Developments in New Zealand

Matt Thomson
“Drink these and then you don’t have to listen to me any more!” Thus Matt Thomson announcing the last two wines of his forthright, funny and fascinating tasting of New Zealand wine. From the near-capacity audience came a collective ‘aaah’ of regret. ... read more
 
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