[glass] Events: Trinity 2014

BottlesBacchus are very excited to have some fantastic wine producers and wine merchants 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

Fattoria Nittardi

Tuesday 2nd Week (6th May)

Situated between Siena and Florence in the rolling hills of Maremma, Tuscany, the Nittardi estate is steeped in a rich history. Owned by Michelangelo in the 16th century who presented two bottles of its finest wine to Pope Julius II, the estate is now run by Peter Femfert and his wife Stefania Canali. In homage to its most famous owner, each year since 1981 has seen a special label commissioned for limited editions of their Casanuova di Nittardi bottles - recent artists whose work has featured include Guenter Grass, Dario Fo and Yoko Ono. This evening will see Leon Femfert present the wines of Nittardi - we hope you are looking forward to it!

30 places available. £5 for members, £10 for guests. 6.40pm for 7.00pm start, Saskatchewan Room, Exeter College.

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Clos de Gat

Tuesday 3rd Week (13th May)

Clos de Gat is situated in the foothills of Israel's Judean Mountains, an area long associated with grapevine cultivation as testified to by their 3,000 year old winepress. A combination of limiting yields, detailed analysis of local microclimates and soils as well as a careful choice of varietals means that the wines which are produced by Clos de Gat are not only of the highest quality, but also are wonderfully expressive of that elusive concept, "terroir". We hope you can join us this evening to taste some of the most exciting wines from one of the world's increasingly respected wine-growing regions.

40 places available. £5 for members, £10 for guests. 6.40pm for 7.00pm start, Saskatchewan Room, Exeter College.

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The Wines of Alsace

Wednesday 5th week (28th May)

Behind the twin powerhouses of French winemaking, Bordeaux and Burgundy, it is often all to easy to forget about the regions which afford French wine it's greatest facet; its diversity. With a strong Germanic influence, Alsace is a region that produces wines of astounding quality including some of the world's most highly sought-after Rieslings and Gewurztraminers. Tonight we welcome Richard Hemming to present to us a number of Alsatian Wines - book early to avoid disappointment

40 places available. £5 for members, £10 for guests. 7.10pm for 7.30pm start, Saskatchewan Room, Exeter College.

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General Meeting

7th week - Details to be confirmed soon

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Grand Cru

8th week - Details to be confirmed soon

This is definitely the Do Not Miss tasting of the Bacchus year. As such, the sign up will be based on previous attendance. We will be 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!

40 places available. £15 for members, £20 for guests. Venue TBC.

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Calendar import

You can now import Bacchus events into your calendar. To do that, simply subscribe to our calendar using one of the following links. Once subscribed, this calendar will be updated with new events each term, so you only need to do this once. Each calendar event contains a short description of the tasting, along with the room where it is located, so this is a great way to remember about our events and their locations without checking your emails or our website.

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Photos of events

View photos of previous tastings and events on our alumni page.
If you have any photographs of events to submit please email web@oxforduniversitywinesociety.com.

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