Dear London Branch members

I am delighted to present the current 2020 quarter’s programme. Your committee and a number of members have worked very hard to bring you a superb selection of interesting and innovative wine tastings and themed lunches and dinners. We always try to introduce wines that one rarely, if ever has the opportunity to drink.

This quarter is no exception including red Burgundies from the early 2000s and red Bordeaux from 1995, as well as a special lunch at the Michelin starred restaurant The Square.

We have also arranged dinner at Grumbles, and some very interesting comparative wine tastings featuring wines from France and South Africa and and an opportunity to compare sparkling wines at different stages of maturity.  We have had many requests to bring back informative inexpensive tastings, and this time we will be featuring wines from China.

We always welcome comments, whether good or critical, to keep us on our toes and would encourage members to propose new ideas for London Branch events of all kinds.

This the time of year when we have to ask you to renew your IWFS subscription, and for the first time we are introducing the possibility of setting up a direct debit.  This will make life very much easier for all of us, and I very much hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity.  This is really easy to do, and to provide further encouragement we are offering a discount of £20 if you do so by 31st December.  Just copy the link below into your web browser, https://www.iwfs.london/direct-debit/ or use the direct debit box at the bottom of the London Branch web site home page.

Finally, on behalf of your committee we thank you for your continued support.

Jeffrey Benson – Chairman London Branch