Fine Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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This tasting was originally scheduled for May 2020, and had to be postponed due to Coivid 19.  Sadly Paul passed away last summer, but we have decided to hold the tasting in his memory. Chateâuneuf-du-Pape is the finest wine area of the Southern Rhone. The top domaines produce complex wines improving with age while many other domaines concentrate on approachable …

L’Ulivo

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For over fifteen years, Londoners have been frequenting L’ulivo, a classic restaurant that focuses on serving only the freshest and most authentic Italian cuisine.  The original restaurant, situated just a few seconds walk from Leicester Square, L’ulivo emerged from one man’s simple plan to serve fantastic food with great service, whilst maintaining the traditions that will make anyone feel right …

Classy Mature Wines

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After a dry white, we can compare five dry reds in different styles. There is one of New Zealand’s best, an Argentinian from 2,500 to 3,000 metres altitude, a South African and two classic Clarets. These are followed by a 1980 non-dry Recioto by the great master, Tedeschi. The last three whites are all French and of increasing sweetness. The …

Napa Valley – Modern Classics

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The tasting kicks off with two wines from recent vintages that exemplify the Napa terroir for punchy yet complex cabernet sauvignon. The evening then moves into high gear with some of Napa’s premiere names that represent the rich history and diverse expressions of the region, all drinking beautifully now. The selection includes storied vineyards, a winery that beat the French …

France vs Australia Tasting Dinner

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It is often said that New World wines are made to be drunk young.  But this is not universally so, and here is an opportunity to taste some top end Australian wines that are a few years older.  Many of you will have attended Paul Mapplebeck’s excellent vintage wine tastings at the Naval Club and also the wine tasting dinners …

Liquid Gold

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This tasting starts off horizontal and ends up vertical! We start with four great Mosel-Saar-Ruver Riesling ausleses from top producers of the superb 2005 vintage, which Prüm think is the best in living memory. The Goldkapsel is a rarity. Then we nip off to South Africa for a classic Nederburg Noble Harvest 1987, and finish with five examples of the …

A Tasting Of 1995 Clarets

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Thanks to the generosity of our member Lancelot Jaundoo, we are able to bring you this incredible 1995 Claret tasting, which has been rescheduled from 2020. Chateau Troplong Mondot – St Emilion Chateau La Conseillcante – Pomerol Vieux Chateau Certan – Pomerol Chateau Pape Clement – Graves Chateau Léoville Poyferre – St Julien Chateau Rausan Segla  – Margaux Fort De …

Lunch at Galvin La Chapelle

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Michelin starred dining is never inexpensive, but it can be good value.  Persephone has dined here, as have Alan and Stephanie, and all were impressed with the quality of the food.  We have booked the private dining room on the mezzanine floor, with a superb position looking out over the main restaurant; we may have to move downstairs if there …

A Tasting of Russian Wines

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We will taste approximately 10 different wines with a very informal commentary by the organiser, Christopher Davenport Jones, in his house in Stockwell.  The tasting will include a 1945 Massandra wine and examples of white and red wines not available in the UK. This event is being held to offer an opportunity for those members who wish to increase their …

A Tasting of Fine 2008 Bordeaux

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This fantastic tasting is from the cellar of Richard Jackson, featuring wines of some of the best chateaux, all from the 2008 vintage.   It will be held in the Nelson Room at the Army and Navy Club, just off St James Square.  The Naval Club is now closed. The wines to be tasted will be: Château Mouton-Rothschild, 1er Cru Pauillac                                    …