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

Cinderella No More

Sarah McCleery
How to take wine ‘gravely’ Those of you who know the wine of the Graves region will know that, yes, it is grown on gravel. And what are the characteristics of gravel? It drains well and it stores heat. On September 23, 2010 Sarah McCleery opened ... read more

Bothy Vineyard Visit

Bothy Vineyard Visit and Barbecue
The Joys of an English Summer Below: Richard before the storm…. For those of you who remember summer – yes, there were days when we, perhaps rashly, contemplated events like an outdoor visit – to The Bothy Vineyard – and a barbecue. This... read more

Call my Bluff

Michael Palij MW, Jonathan Pedley MW, Jasper Morris MW
The view from the back row - June 10th 2010 It does not seem so long ago – or perhaps it is just because I am getting old – but, incredibly, it was in December 2005 that the OWC last held a ‘Call my Bluff’ evening. On that occasion, Club... read more

AGM and Food and Wine Tasting

Susie Barrie MW
Well, there has to be a first for everything – and this was the first sell-out AGM in the Club’s history, it was Susie Barrie MWs first ‘official’ visit to the Club and it was the first visit to a new venue at St Hugh’s College. With good food and... read more

Under-rated Burgundy

Jasper Morris MW
In April 2010, Club Vice President Jasper Morris presented a range of under rated Burgundies. Club member Gerald Sacks was there and has compiled the following tasting notes. 1. Bourgogne Rouge Les Bons Batons. Patrice et Michele Rion 2007. The... read more
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