IWFS LONDON WINE TASTINGS – A Japanese Koshu wine

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November 2020 IWFS London Branch had a good attendance at its AGM by Zoom this month. We were invited, or perhaps that should be “reminded”, to bring along a bottle of wine to enjoy. It was a good excuse for me to try a bottle of Chateau Mercian, Koshu Gris de Gris 2018 for £20.00 from my local wine shop …

IWFS LONDON WINE TASTINGS – English Cheese and Wine: Virtually Meeting, Actually Tasting

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December 2020 Packs of artisan cheeses and crispbread, together with English wine, porter and cider, were delivered to participants’ homes for London Branch’s delightful December Zoom cheese and wine tasting – and with cider and porter too. Greg Parsons, the owner of Sharpham’s Dairy in Totnes, led us through the following pairings, aided by Tom Wedgery from the Sharpham / Sandridge …

IWFS LONDON BLOG – Wine & Food – Matching with Game by Zoom

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October 2020 – Wines to go with Game For this Zoom tasting, we focused on wines that would go with game. Some of us had prepared small pieces of game, such as roast partridge, venison, or game-flavoured sausages, to try out for ourselves with the three wines selected. Many wines are suitable for game, depending on both the particular game …

LONDON WINE TASTING – Rioja by Zoom

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September 2020 – Red Rioja Our latest tasting by Zoom was to compare and discuss traditional red Riojas. We were delighted to welcome some IWFS members from the north west, an advantage of getting together technologically, without travelling! The three wines suggested, easily obtainable from Majestic, were all from the Rioja Alta region, in traditional/classical style, with extended ageing in …

LONDON WINE TASTING – Chardonnay by Zoom

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August 2020 – New World “Rich and Oaky” Chardonnays We tasted and compared three New World Chardonnays at different levels of complexity, all described as “rich and oaky” by Zoom. Participants had been advised in advance of the wines, all available from Majestic, so that they could have them delivered from their local branch. In the early 1970s Chardonnay accounted …