[glass] Events: Trinity 2015

Bottles Bacchus are very excited to have some fantastic wine producers coming to speak to the Society this term. We hope that you will be able to join us to discover, learn about and enjoy some exceptional wines.

See below for more details and to book your place at some of our events.

Booking opens seven days in advance. Please cancel your place if you cannot attend a tasting for which you have booked a place.

Details

Glenelly

Tuesday 2nd Week (5th May)

In 2003 May de Lencquesaing, once owner of Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, an excellent 2nd growth Bordeaux from Pauillac, took her wine-making skills to Simonsberg, South Africa. South Africa's wines are often compared to those of Australia or New Zealand. However, many of the vineyards were planted in the mid-1700's by the French Huguenots, with similar varieties to those found in the Medoc. And so, with these traditionally French blends and stunning French winemaking knowledge, Glenelly make wines with both style and substance.

Nicolas Bureau, grandson of May de Lencquesaing, will be taking us through the entire range of Glenelly's wines and we sincerely hope you'll join us for a very promising introduction to South African wines!

40 places available. £5 for members, £10 for guests.
6.45pm for 7.00pm start, Saskatchewan Room, Exeter College.

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Villa Maria

Wednesday 3rd Week (13th May)

Founded in 1961, this family owned winery leads the way for New Zealand winemaking. The most awarded winery in the country for more than three decades, they have never shied away from experimenting. Their vineyards include some of the best plots on both islands spread over some 5º latitude (as far apart as Chablis is from Rioja!), allowing winemakers a world of possibilities and producing a very extensive and engaging portfolio. Join us for a taste of the best New Zealand has to offer!

40 places available. FREE for members, £5 for guests.
6.45pm for 7.00pm start, McKenna Room, Christ Church College.

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Oldenburg Vineyards

Thursday 3rd Week (14th May)

In an idyllic setting, tucked between the hills just east of Stellenbosch, this boutique family vinery only produced its maiden vintage in 2007 and has since gone from strength to strength and from gold to gold. Producing varietals that made their name in the most acclaimed French regions in a difficult to match terroir, Oldenburg's stated aim is to produce nothing but the most beautifully balanced wine they can.

40 places available. FREE for members, £5 for guests.
6.45pm for 7.00pm start, Vernon Harcourt Room, St Hilda's College.

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Discover Rosé

Thursday 5th Week (28th May)

Summer is knocking on the door and summer means rosé season! Rosés are often thought of as an inferior, but to prove that need not be the case and they can be quite complex and delicious (at least if they don't come from the cheaper supermarket shelves) we've teamed up with the Oxford University Blind Tasting Society. Come and be shown the true way of the rosé.

30 places available. £7 for members, £12 for guests.
5.50pm for 6.00pm start, Mure Room, Merton College.

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Wines of Rousillon

Thursday 6th Week (4th June)

Nested between the Pyrenees, the Spanish border and the med, the Roussillon region is often overlooked relative to the much larger Languedoc region to the north. Yet the region possess a proud tradition of local wine making rooted in a distinct Catalan heritage. Famed for it’s sought after sweet wines, the region also produces excellent value dry wines. Bacchus treasurer Jean Vila will be presenting a range of wines from his home region, most of which are inaccessible to the UK market. This will include classic dry wines from Cotes du Roussilon and Coullioure as well as sweet wines from the Banyuls, Rivesaltes and Maury appellations.

20 places available. £5 for members, £10 for guests.
6.45pm for 7.00pm start, Saskatchewan Room, Exeter College.

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Annual General Meeting

7th Week, TBC

Do you love Bacchus? Feel like contributing to the running of the society? Feel like ousting the current committee members? Do you want to have a say in who runs your favourite society? Would you just like to spend a late-Trinity evening in a friendly crowd and with a glass of wine in hand? Come and let your voice be heard!

There is the issue of the upcoming committee. If you would like to join the committee, either as a general member or as part of the executive, please attend! We will be voting on all positions for the upcoming year, it is a wonderful opportunity to learn about wine and contribute to a fun society! No previous wine-expertise requried, this is also a big learn on the fly job.

TBC

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Grand Cru

8th Week, TBC

This is definitely the Do Not Miss tasting of the Bacchus year. As such, the sign up will be based on previous attendance. We are experimenting with rewarding the members who have supported us faithfully throughout the year, and will be offering a subset of spots to those first. Afterwards the remaining places will be open to all. Watch your inbox for your invite!

TBC

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