In November, we were delighted to welcome Janina Doyle, UK Brand Ambassador for Vina Ventisquero, the premium Chilean producer.
It was another full house at The Raven and we weren’t disappointed. Janina presented a great selection of wines from their portfolio. Her enthusiasm shone through, giving us an evening of fun and learning.
We had an excellent evening at The Falcon in September. The room was beautifully set up, which helped to provide a welcoming atmosphere.
The food and wines were well received by all. Ten wines were served, including a 2004 Sauternes and a lovely 1997 Quinta Vale de Maria port.
We were indeed fortunate that winemaker Hugh Liddell was at Cottonworth to host our Society’s visit. The time in the vineyard was informative, the wines were very good and there was plenty of food for lunch. Overall, an excellent visit which was much enjoyed by all present.
We had another full house this month as we welcomed Leah Seresin, Brand Ambassador for Seresin Winery in New Zealand.
It was a delightful evening as Leah took us through a tasting of 8 wines from the Seresin portfolio.
Highlight for many was the pinot noir!
Our largest attendance for many years enjoyed a splendid tasting of wines from South Africa.
Master of Wine Jo Locke from The Wine Society showed us a mix of traditional and innovative wines, delivered in an interesting and informal style.