A Tasting of Fine Red Burgundy for London Branch

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This terrific tasting was held by IWFS London Branch, thanks to the generous donation of wine from Richard Jackson’s cellar. Jeffrey Benson led the tasting to our great benefit. All the wines were from leading Burgundy producers, family-owned domaines with small production, the majority being either Pommard or Vosne Romaneé. They were all classic pure Burgundy style and could be …

An Introduction to Chinese wines for London Branch

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“If you see in your wine the reflection of a person not in your range of vision, don’t drink it.” (Chinese proverb.) Some fortunate members of IWFS London Branch had an unusual opportunity to learn about a range of Chinese wines, from Christopher Davenport-Jones at his South London home. He had bought the wine at auction, and selected a cross-section …

Fine Dining at the Savile Club

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Members of London Branch were delighted to return to the Savile Club in early January for a post-celebratory season’s formal dinner. We were pleased to be joined by some members of the Europe-Africa Committee. The premises of this exclusive private members’ Club consist of an elegant 18th-century house in Brook Street in the heart of Mayfair. Many celebrated writers, artists, …

A Tasting and Dinner at Corney and Barrow

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London Branch held its AGM at Corney & Barrow’s premises near Tower Hill. We combined the short AGM with a wine tasting of Corney & Barrow wines, followed by dinner accompanied by fine wines, making a splendid evening. We tasted the following wines: Delamotte Blanc de Blancs Brut NV £49.95 ~Cellar-aged, this dry wine was light, refreshing, with good acidity, …

A Tasting of Portuguese Wines

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At London Branch we arrange a wide variety of wine tastings of different kinds. The aim of this tasting, led by Keith Ellis, was to show good value Portuguese wines for current drinking, that were not expensive and which were readily available if we wanted to buy any that we had particularly liked. In the twenty or so years since …