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-eight (28th September 2021)
2018 Domaine Rossignol-Cornu - Pernand-Vergelesses
2018 Domaine Rossignol-Cornu - Meursault 'La Barre'
2002 Dom Pérignon “P2”
2002 Dom Pérignon
2015 Domaine Perrot-Minot - Vosne-Romanée
2015 Domaine Perrot-Minot - Vosne-Romanée1er Cru 'Les Beaumonts'
2016 Domaine Georges Vernay Côte-Rôtie ‘Blonde du Seigneur’
2016 Domaine Georges Vernay Côte-Rôtie ‘Maison Rouge’
2003 Château Ausone - Chapelle d'Ausone
2003 Château Ausone
Session Thirty-nine (30th November 2021)
1953 Domaine Huet - Vouvray Le Mont Demi-Sec
1953 Domaine Huet - Vouvray Le Mont Moelleux Premiere Trie
1995 López de Heredia Vina Tondonia Gran Reserva
1995 La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 890
2010 Lokoya Winery Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
2010 Lokoya Winery Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon
2018 Maison Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage 'La Chapelle'
2018 Maison Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage 'La Maison Bleue'
2015 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili
2015 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Rabaja
Session Forty (16th December 2021)
2003 Philipponnat - Champagne 'Clos de Goisses', magnum
2004 Philipponnat - Champagne 'Clos de Goisses', magnum
2013 Rhys Vineyards - Alpine Vineyard Pinot Noir
2013 Rhys Vineyards - Horseshoe Vineyard Pinot Noir
1983 Château Magdelaine
1983 Opus One
2000 Maison M. Chapoutier - Ermitage 'Le Pavillon'
2001 Maison M. Chapoutier - Ermitage 'Le Pavillon'
Of course, the wine selection for Wednesday 15th 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 6.30pm 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!