North Hampshire’s premier wine society


14/09/20 We’re really missing you all!

We’re very sorry that we’ve had to cancel our tastings until at least the end of 2020. We really miss seeing you all of you, not being able to meet at The Raven has left a big gap in our lives! But, rest assured, your Committee is keeping things moving in the background and we’ll let you all know just as soon as we can start meeting again. In the meantime, take care and enjoy your favourite wines at home.

15/03/20 Stuart Porter of Corney Barrow takes us to Australia

This month we welcomed Stuart Porter from Corney & Barrow. Our tasting took us ‘down under’ to focus on the wines of three specific estates. From Australia, we tasted the wines of The Lane winery in Adelaide Hills. From New Zealand, it was the wines of Elephant Hill in Hawkes Bay and Eradus in the Awatare Valley, near Marlborough. We really enjoyed hearing from Stuart and tasting the wines.

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13/02/20 Alastair, Jim and Keith took us on a world tour

As is usual for our February tasting, it was a chance for a few of our members to present their favourite wine gems. We thank Alastair, Jim and Keith, who took centre stage, presenting a selection of wines from Australia, England, France, Italy, Portugal and South Africa. The wines were all well received by our members and there was a good buzz in the room.

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12/12/19 A fun time for all at our Christmas tasting

We’ve got some real wine enthusiasts amongst our members and eight of them stepped up to present their favourite wine at our Christmas tasting. It’s really good to hear what our members like and we thank all the volunteers for their effort and willingness to participate. The evening flowed well, thanks to our Christmas host Nesta. She did a great job in co-ordinating all the presenters and their wines, which were tasted blind as part of a Christmas quiz.

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12/08/19 Cottonworth Vineyard: we had a good time!

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.