Christmas Lunch at The Swan Hyde Park

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Join us for IWFS London’s first Christmas lunch, which is being held at The Swan, Hyde Park London.   Enjoying a stunning position with views of Hyde Park from the upper and lower terraces, the Swan’s dining room on the first floor is a perfect venue at this time of the year. Lovingly refurbished and re-opened in 2018, The Swan is …

Is Château d’Yquem the best?

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A comparative tasting of some of the best mature sweet wines in the world. Château d’Yquem is considered the best – or one of the best – sweet wines anywhere. As well as d’Yquem, we shall taste mature, rich challengers from other top Sauternes and from an Alsace Grand Cru, a Tokay Aszú, a Pedro Ximenez from Jerez, a German …

A Tasting of Fine 1996 Clarets

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Join us for an interesting tasting of mature wines from the left bank districts of Bordeaux.   They are all from the 1996 vintage and well-known chateaux. Thanks to the generosity of our member Lancelot Jaundoo, we are able to bring you this great tasting of fine 1996 clarets.   We will be tasting the following: Sociando Mallet, Haut Medoc Haut-Bailly, Pessac-Leognan, …

Mature Clarets Tasting Dinner

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Here is an opportunity to enjoy some top end mature Clarets with dinner at the Army and Navy Club (“The Rag”).  The wines are from the cellar of our member Michael Daiches, and were selected from among the most highly rated shown at his tasting in April. They are all from good vintages and good chateaux. This event has been …

Historic Chilean Wines

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A tasting of some of the best mature Chilean wines, especially from Cousiño-Macul, mainly from the early 2000’s. How well do Chilean wines age?  Here is a rare opportunity for you to come and taste older Chilean from top producers for yourself!  Almost none are now available that old in the UK.  In 2003, in the high-domed, brick-vaulted winery of …

IWFS 90th Anniversary Dinner at Windsor Castle

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Join us to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of IWFS in the historic setting of the medieval Vicars’ Hall at Windsor Castle The location that is synonymous with the British Royal Family has been here for nearly a thousand years.  The original castle was built by William the Conqueror, post the last time that England was invaded in 1066.  It is …

Lunch at La Vita e Bella

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The next in our series of classic lunches organised by Ronda Fogel, featuring set lunch menus and excellent house wines at well-established restaurants. La Vita e Bella is a well established restaurant on Theberton Street, Islington. For the last seven years they have been working on creating a rustic yet modern Italian menu with highly skilled specialised chefs from Sardinia …

Lunch at La Poule au Pot

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La Poule au Pot has been a Belgravia institution for as long as anyone cares to remember. The cosy ‘shabby chic’ interior, with its intimate nooks and festoons of dried flowers and bric-à-brac has changed little since the 60s and offers an authentic re-creation of ‘paysan’ France. Alongside the wonderfully atmospheric ambience, the menu is classic French with excellent ingredients, …

Pinot Gris and Cabernet Franc Wines

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An interesting and unusal tasting, organised and presented by Dr Bernard Lamb, National Guild of Wine and Beer Judges.  It features grapes that are more commonly found in a very different context. Pinot Gris is a colour mutant of Pinot Noir and has arisen many times. It is not very productive, with small bunches of small berries which are various …

A Tasting of 2000/2004/2005/2006 Clarets

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We are very grateful to Michel Daiches for organising a tasting of mature clarets from his cellar.  The wines will be: Ch La Lagune, Haut Medoc 2000 Ch La Lagune, Haut Medoc 2004 Ch Ferriere, Margaux 2004 Ch Ferriere, Margaux 2006 Ch Feytit-Clinet, Pomerol 2005 Ch.Chasse-Spleen, Moulis 2005 Ch Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauillac 2004 Ch Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauillac 2005 Ch Batailley, Pauillac 2005 …