North Hampshire’s premier wine society

Keith Cooper

06/01/22 Raven meetings postponed

We are continuing to experience a period of uncertainty and it remains very difficult to predict how things will develop over the next month or two.

So your committee has decided that it would be unwise and inappropriate to gather 30+ members in one room. We have therefore decided that we will not meet at The Raven in January or February.

Our AGM will be held on Wednesday 9th February using Zoom.

Tim Syrad’s presentation of wines from Portugal will now take place at The Raven on Wednesday 9th March.

20/10/21 Tony Hill presents some stunning wines

In October we were delighted to welcome back Tony Hill of Bordeaux and Beyond. He took us on a tour of France, presenting some excellent wines, new to everyone present. There seemed to be universally agreement that the wines were stunning. You can read a report on tasting by clicking here

13/09/21 A great presentation from Mark Bedford

We returned to The Raven after our enforced 18 month absence. We welcomed Mark Bedford, owner of local merchant Caviste, who presented a selection of Caviste’s best selling wines during lockdown. As usual, mark was on top form, with interesting wines, accompanied by many stories and anecdotes.

We had nearly 30 members and guests in the room and the atmosphere was really good. Without exception, everyone present said how it was “great to be back”.

You had read a report of Mark’s presentation by clicking below

12/08/21 Fun Alfresco at The Falcon

Over 30 members and guests had a relaxed and friendly evening at The Falcon in Rotherwick. Luckily, the weather was good to us. We enjoyed excellent food of fish and chips or burgers, cooked by Lee and his team in the kitchen. It was great to see so many friends again.

30/07/21 We return to The Raven on 8th September!

We are delighted to announce that we will be resuming our tastings at The Raven on Wednesday 8th September, with monthly tastings through to the end of the year.    More details will be published here as soon as we can.

21/07/21 Perfect weather for our Greyfriars vineyard visit!

Thirty members and guests gathered at Greyfriars vineyard for our first event in 16 months! It was a beautiful evening for our guided walk, led enthusiastically by Aaron Gilling, who informed us with his knowledge and entertained us with his humour. We tasted several of their wines, including their highly regarded sparkling wines, as well as some still wines. I think several of our members are now fans of Greyfriars wines!

Upcoming Events
  1. Annual General Meeting (by Zoom)

    February 9 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  2. Tim Syrad: Wines of Portugal

    March 9 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
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