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What's your favourite Society or Exhibition wine?

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#1

Hi everyone!

We want YOU guys to choose our next #twstaste wines for the May tasting by telling us what your favourite Society or Exhibition-label wine is. What’s the own-label wine that you think every member should try?!

Start nominating your favourites (we’re also taking nominations via social media using the hashtag #favesocietywine) and we’ll pick two of the most recommended wines for our next virtual tasting towards the middle/end of May (date TBC). We’ll decide on the winners before the end of April to give you plenty of time to grab the bottles before the tasting. :smile:

Can’t wait to see your nominations.! :smiley: :wine_glass:


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#3

We’re huge fans of this

Although don’t all rush out and buy it as I haven’t got round to putting a case aside just yet!! :wink:


#4

What a nice idea! :grinning:
From the ones I tried, this one for the red:

Gorgeous and perfumed, and excellent vfm!

My white is definitely this:

Everything a Gruner should be! :+1::+1::heart_eyes:


#5

Oh yes, +1 for the gruner

And let’s not forget the Community favourite Limari Chardonnay :slight_smile:


#6

This has been consistently lovely for a few vintages.

Enjoyed the 2015 of this so sure its great too!


#7

Have to say I don’t buy them. This is because when I have done (the Exhibition wines), I’ve felt they are indeed perfectly decent examples of what they are, but they have always failed to excite me in the way that I hoped. Of course they are almost always cheaper, yes. But I suppose I am happy to splash a bit more cash for a bit of excitement :smile:

I did think the Limari Chard was a big hitter for the money. Can’t think of any others among the dozen or so I must have tried.

And I would be grateful for any reccos for wines anyone thinks might change my mind!


#8

That was already in a tasting…

This is very good, though probably not the best for this tasting.


#9

I should add that I had the 2017, though - but suspect the 2018 is a good 'un too.


#10

Same for me I’m afraid. The one’s I’ve tried have all been good, but not mind blowing. The last one I tried was the Mendoza Malbec which was fine.

To be honest when flipping through the list I perhaps think of them as ‘own brand’ and not as interesting then choose something of a similar or slightly higher price that is a winemaker bottling / labelling, which is unfair of me as I know full well that the exhibition wines are from some very respected producers.


#11

Yeah. I guess they’ve suffered by comparison - the Victoria Shiraz, for example, wasn’t a patch on the Mt Langi Ghiran house wine, but then it was a whole lot cheaper! Have to say though there’s no way I’d risk a Hermitage!


#12

Haut Médoc 2014 for me


#13

The first wine I got from the society, and it’s been a firm favourite ever since!

I also loved this!


#14

Well, my two favourites are not listed at the moment; the Exhibition Sancerre and the Society’s Chilean Pinot Noir, so I choose:

and

Just because I haven’t tried them and I would like an opportunity to do so with my favourite tasting team!


#15

I’m looking forward to tasting the Haut-Medoc (my first delivery is tomorrow). I’m out in the sticks and Tesco (a 12 mile round trip) is not my friend for casual everyday wine buying (French reds). Barring any disasters TWS should have a happy and regular customer.


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#16

If I had to choose favourites:

The Society’s Vinho Verde
Exhibition Haut Medoc
Exhibition Mature Medium Dry Oloroso
The Society’s Valpolicella Ripasso
The Society’s White Burgundy

I have to say I don’t find the Society and Exhibition wines to be staid, rather the epitome of their type. They are the gems of the list, hidden in plain sight.


#17

+1 for the Vacqueyras. The clear winner at our recent tasting of Rhône wines.


#18

Definitely these two:



#19

My favourite so far (I’ve not yet tried many of them) is the Pauillac especially as the current one is the great 2010 vintage:


However I suspect the Hermitage might top it and maybe the Rioja Gran reserva


#20

These:

Honourable mentions for Society Beaujolais, Society Valpolicella Ripasso, Exhibition Limari Chardonnay, Exhibition Gruner, Exhibition Crozes-Hermitage - all excellent :+1: