Events: Trinity 2014
Bacchus 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.)
- Week 2 - Fattoria Nittardi
- Week 3 - Clos de Gat
- Week 5 - The Wines of Alsace
- Week 7 - General Meeting
- Week 8 - Grand Cru
- Calendar import
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.
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.
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.
7th week - Details to be confirmed soon
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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Photos of events
- Michaelmas 2000, Hilary 2001, Trinity 2001
- Michaelmas 2001, Hilary 2002, Trinity 2002
- Michaelmas 2002, Hilary 2003, Trinity 2003
- Michaelmas 2003, Hilary 2004, Trinity 2004
- Michaelmas 2004, Hilary 2005, Trinity 2005
- Michaelmas 2005, Hilary 2006, Trinity 2006
- Michaelmas 2006, Hilary 2007, Trinity 2007
- Michaelmas 2007, Hilary 2008, Trinity 2008
- Michaelmas 2008, Hilary 2009, Trinity 2009
- Michaelmas 2009, Hilary 2010, Trinity 2010
- Michaelmas 2010, Hilary 2011, Trinity 2011
- Michaelmas 2011, Hilary 2012, Trinity 2012
- Michaelmas 2012, Hilary 2013, Trinity 2013
- Michaelmas 2013, Hilary 2014