Welcome to the Kirtlington Wine Club!
The new calendar of events for 2016 will be uploaded at the end of this year.
The Kirtlington Wine Club gathers several times a year to enjoy guided tastings around a particular theme such as grape variety or region. The current KW Club committee members are: Didi Spencer, Sharon Escott, Jacqui Hogan, Michael Shackelton, David Grimshaw and Robert Spencer. See further below our wine recommendations each month.
If you wish to be added to the e-mail and events list, or to book an event, please email Didi on: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07590 613752.
About the Kirtlington Wine Club
The club started with a fantastic evening of wine quiz and tasting in May 2010 and, since then, we have had quite a few lovely evenings, both fun and informative. For example, we held an Argentinian evening and an Italian tasting (both hosted by Lee Isaacs from the Oxford Wine Company), a Christmas Sparkles, Whites and Reds Evening (hosted by Didi and Robert), and two visits to the Bothy Vineyard near Frilford Heath.
PREVIOUS WINE EVENTS
‘Wine Man’s Bluff’ (a fun tasting quiz night), 12th June 2014, 7.30pm,
Old versus New World: A Guided Wine Tasting, 3rd April 2014, 7.30pm,
‘The Perfect Match’, 30th January 2014, 7.30pm,
‘Christmas Wines’, 14th November 2013, 7.30pm,
‘Summer Sparkles’, 20th June, 2013, 7.30pm
‘Personal Favourites from the New and the Old World’, 21st February, 2013, 7.30pm
About the Committee:
Chair: Didi Spencer
Didi is the Wine Steward of Linacre College, University of Oxford and has completed the Advanced Certificate with the UK Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) with Michael Palij, Master of Wine. Didi attends regular wine tastings at the University of Oxford in order to select wines for the college and the village wine tastings. She is interested in wine-growing and in the variety of wine-cultures around the world.
The Kirtlington Wine Committee Recommends (since Dec 2012 )
Red: Ch. D’Angludet Margaux, 2002, £10.10 in 2003
White: Rully Blanc, 2009, £14.12
Red: Monte Castrillo Tinto do Ribera Del Duero, 2010, £6.61
White (sparlking): Undurraga Brut (Pinot Noir, Chardonnay), Chile, £6.99
Red: Chorey Les Beaune Jospeh Drouhin, 2009, £15.75
White: Clos Floridene 2010, 14. 91
Red: Torremilanous Tinto Do Ribera Del Duero, 2009, £12.72
White: Mud House Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, NZ, 2011, £8.75
Red: Arbucala Joven Toro Bodegas Valuero, 2010, £ 7.77
White: Milton Estate, Te Aria, Chenin Blanc, 2010, £13.13
Red: Domain Jean Jacque Girard Pinot Noir, 2011, £11.24
White: Kave Keintzheim-Kayzerberg, Pinot Gris, Alsace, 2010, £7.67
Red: Nero D’Avola Il Meridione, 2010, £5.07
White: Domaine Cherrier Sancerre Blanc, 2011, £10.12
We recommend the wines we tasted at our 21 Feb 2013 event:
2011 Mathawi Sauvignon Blanc, Wairarapa, New Zealand, £11
2010 Reverchon Riesling Trocken, Alte Reben, Mosel, £9
2009 Gewurztraminer Clos ‘Mon Vins Vieux Moulin’, Duhr Freres, Ahn Gollebour
2008 Chianti Riserva, Piccini, £7.83
2007 Barolo Milani, £15.99 (or buy two at Majestic for £12.99)
1999 Rioja Reserva, Decenio, £9.99
January 2013 – Italian
Zucchetto Prosecco Puro Fol 2011 £10.91 excl VAT Winetraders
Saladini Pilastri Falerio 2011 £5.97 Excl VATWinetraders
Terredora Greco di Tufo 2011 £10.23 excl VAT Winetraders
Castellaro ‘Bianco Pomice’, 2010, Sicilia 16.62 excl VAT Winetraders
Valpolicella Adalia 2011 £8.44 excl VATWinetraders
Ormanni 2008, Chianti Classico £10.23 excl VAT Winetraders
I Custodi delle vigne dell’Etna, ‘Aetneus’ 2007, Etna Rosso £17.09 excl VAT Winetraders
‘Rocchettevino’ Barolo, 2007 Bovio £19.46 excl VAT Winetraders
Mscato D’Asti 2011 £9.89 Oxford Wine Company