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 Twenty-three (25th April 2019)
2004 Philipponnat ‘Clos de Goisses’
2004 Moët & Chandon ‘Dom Pérignon’
2016 Domaine Bachelet-Monnot Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru
2016 Château de la Maltroye Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru
2009 Château Magdelaine
1989 Château Magdelaine
1996 Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
1990 Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
2015 Maison Paul Jaboulet Aîné Crozes-Hermitage ‘Domaine Thalabert’
2015 Maison Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage ‘La Maison Bleue’
Session Twenty-four (12th June 2019)
2007 Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis ‘Les Blanchots’ Grand Cru
2007 Domaine François Raveneau Chablis ‘Les Blanchots’ Grand Cru
2010 Domaine Roulot Meursault ‘Les Tessons, Clos de Mon Plaisir’
2004 Domaine Roulot Meursault ‘Les Tessons, Clos de Mon Plaisir’
2015 Château du Moulin-a-Vent - Moulin-a-Vent 'Croix des Verillats'
2012 Château du Moulin-a-Vent - Moulin-a-Vent 'Croix des Verillats'
2004 Colgin Cellars ‘Herb Lamb Vineyard’ Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
2004 Colgin Cellars ‘Cariad’ Napa Valley Red Wine
2015 Domaine Georges Vernay Côte-Rôtie ‘Blonde du Seigneur’
2015 Domaine Georges Vernay Côte-Rôtie ‘Maison Rouge’
Session Twenty-five (14th August 2019)
2016 Domaine Georges Vernay Condrieu ‘Coteau de Vernon’
2016 Maison E. Guigal Condrieu ‘La Doriane’
2005 Domaine J.L. Chave Hermitage Blanc
1995 Domaine J.L. Chave Hermitage Blanc
2014 Kosta Browne Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
2014 Kosta Browne Keefer Ranch Pinot Noir
1985 Vieux Château Certan
1985 Château L’Evangile
2007 Giuseppe Quintarelli Amarone della Valpolicella Classico
1998 Giuseppe Quintarelli Amarone della Valpolicella Classico
Of course, the wine selection for Wednesday 16th October 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!