You’ll find a TWS table at a few weekend wine events this year. The events are organised by others, and there are other exhibitors, but our wines are poured by our people. So if you find yourself at one of these events, don’t forget to come and say hello and taste from the dozen or so wines on show.
Tickets are not necessarily available yet but, in case you wish to mark your card, those marked * are the ones I’ll be at, should you feel either (a) curious or (b) want to give those a miss …)
They’re always good fun with, for me, the right mix of exhibitors to both satisfy the geek and / or introduce the novice (both of whom are usually overwhelmed at the start by having so much on offer to taste). We’ve shown at every one of their events bar the first couple, and enjoy meeting and talking with members as well as, of course, recruiting new ones. Noisy but not lairy, shedloads of wines being shown by merchants, producers, regional/country generic wine promotion bodies. If I were not in the trade, I’d be tempted to attend, and many friends do (off their own bat rather my say-so).
I went to one of their Christmas tastings and it was very good. I did the Penfolds masterclass, but even without that it was great. Got talk to producers from Napa and Sancerre, as well as the representatives of Meerlust to mention just a few.
I do indeed:
The Society’s Cava Reserva Brut NV
Blanquette de Limoux Méthode Ancestrale, Antech NV
The Society’s Saumur Brut NV
The Society’s Prosecco
Vecchio Moro Lambrusco Grasparossa Rinaldini
Hunter’s MiruMiru Marlborough Brut NV
Bride Valley Brut Reserve 2014
Pirie Tasmanian Traditional Method Sparkling Wine NV
Champagne Jean de Foigny Brut Premier Cru NV
Champagne Pierre Paillard Les Parcelles 13 Grand Cru Extra Brut NV
The Society’s Champagne Brut NV
The Society’s Champagne Rosé NV
Champagne Henriot Blanc de Blancs Brut NV
Champagne Lanson Gold Label Brut 2008
Stop Press! The Society will be participating as a seller at the Wine Car Boot at St James’s Market in London next weekend, Saturday 18th August (have updated the original post to reflect this). Behind the table - @Ewan and @Rosie! If you find yourself at a loose end in in the smoke next Saturday, we’d love to see you.