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Join us for our "Vintage Pairs" Blind Tasting on Wednesday 2 June 2021

The idea is simple – I put together a tasting of 10 wines, and serve them blind. We guess where the wine is from and what it might be, reveal it, enjoy it, and talk about it. In each pair the two wines will be either the same wine in a different vintage (our classic approach), or the same producer and same vintage, but two cuvées or vineyards from the same grape variety(ies); or the same vineyard and same vintage, but two different producers of the same wine. As we begin each pair I will announce which type of pair it is. 

Here is what we served at the last 3 events –

Session Thirty-one (22nd August 2020)
2014 Champagne Georges Laval - Les Hautes Chèvres 1er Cru Brut Nature 
2012 Champagne Georges Laval - Les Hautes Chèvres 1er Cru Brut Nature
2002 Domaine Drouhin - Pinot Noir 'Cuvée Laurène' 
2002 Beaux Frères - The ‘Beaux Frères Vineyard' Pinot Noir 
2015 Vietti - Barbera d'Alba 'Scarrone Vigna Vecchia' 
2015 Vietti - Barolo Ravera 
1994 López de Heredia - Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva 
1994 Vega Sicilia - Unico 
2013 Jean-René Germanier - Cayas Reserve Syrah 
2013 Xavier Gérard – Côte-Rôtie 

Session Thirty-two (22nd October 2020)
2018 Domaine Heitz-Lochardet - Meursault En la Barre 
2018 Domaine Heitz-Lochardet – Meursault 1er Cru 'Les Perrières’ 
2014 Bass Phillip - Estate Chardonnay 
2014 Bass Phillip - Chardonnay Premium  
2006 Biondi Santi - Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (Ex Estate) 
2006 Valdicava - Madonna del Piano Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 
2009 Château Lafleur - Pensees de Lafleur 
2005 Château Lafleur - Pensees de Lafleur 
2003 Quinta do Noval - Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 
2003 Quinta do Noval - Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 'Nacional' 

Session Thirty-three (3rd December 2020)
NV Champagne Georges Laval - Garennes Extra Brut
2016 Champagne Georges Laval - Les Chênes 1er Cru Brut Nature 
2018 Forjas del Salnés - Leirana 2013 Sine Qua Non - Female Grenache
2018 Forjas del Salnés - Leirana Genoveva 
2017 Sottimano - Barbaresco Cottá 
2017 Sottimano - Barbaresco Pajoré 
2007 Domaine Henri Bonneau – Châteauneuf-du-Pape 'Réserve des Célestins’ 
2000 Domaine Henri Bonneau – Châteauneuf-du-Pape 'Réserve des Célestins’
2013 Sine Qua Non - Female Grenache 
2013 Sine Qua Non - Male Grenache 

Session Thirty-four (20th February 2021)
2015 Chartogne-Taillet - Champagne Les Barres Extra Brut 
2015 Chartogne-Taillet - Champagne Cuvée Orizeaux Extra Brut 
2018 Pierre Girardin - Meursault 'Les Narvaux' 
2018 Pierre Girardin - Meursault 1er Cru 'Charmes' 
2017 Domaine des Epeneaux (Comte Armand) - Volnay 1er Cru 'Les Fremiets' 
2017 Domaine des Epeneaux (Comte Armand) - Pommard 1er Cru 'Clos des Epeneaux' 
1990 Château Gruaud Larose 
1989 Château Gruaud Larose 
2009 Dominio de Pingus - Pingus 
2008 Dominio de Pingus - Pingus 

Session Thirty-five (14th April 2021)
2011 Château Haut-Brion - La Clarté de Haut-Brion 
2011 Château Haut-Brion Blanc 
2015 Château du Moulin-à-Vent Moulin-à-Vent 'Champ de 
2015 Château du Moulin-à-Vent Moulin-à-Vent ‘Clos de Londres’ 
2015 Château Figeac 
1975 Château Figeac
2003 Maison M. Chapoutier Châteauneuf-du-Pape 'Barbe Rac' 
2001 Maison M. Chapoutier Châteauneuf-du-Pape 'Barbe Rac' 
2008 Clos Erasmus 
2007 Clos Erasmus

Of course, the wine selection for Wednesday 2 June will be completely different. But I assure you it will be interesting, and good value for the modest ticket price – we won’t reveal in advance what we will be tasting as that spoils part of the fun.

The event is a tasting – not a dinner – and so we start at 6.45pm prompt, and are finished by 8pm, so you can get to your dinner afterwards. Think of this as the most fun ‘cocktail hour’ of the month!

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