[glass] Events: Trinity 2016

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. No prior knowledge is required to visit and enjoy any of our tastings and beginners and guests are very welcome to all of them.

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

Introdution to Red Wine

Red-wine

Thursday Week 2 (20th October)

The Bacchus Beginners' Tasting aim to give you an engaging, unpretentious and fun grounding in everything you need to know to enjoy wine. Last year we sold out, so book now! The tasting explores how to taste wine and how to notice, understand and describe the main components of red wine. In other words, you'll be able to make sense of phrases like "a powerful fruity wine with soft tannins, a kick of alcohol, low acidity". We'll also taste some of the major styles of red wine so you get a concise overview of the wine world.

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

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Introduction to White Wine

White-wine

Tuesday Week 3 (25th October)

Like our Red Wine Beginner's Tasting, the White Wine introductory tasting is meant to give you an engaging, unpretentious and fun grounding in everything you need to know to enjoy wine. We will start with a general introduction into wine tasting and making before tasting examples of some of the major styles of white wines from all over the world. This should give you an excellent overview on what distinguishes a white from a white and, most importantly, lets you find out which ones you really like.

40 places available. £5 for members, £10 for guests. 7.30pm for 7.45pm start, Saskatchewan room in Exeter College.

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La Motte Wine Estates from South Africa

La-Motte

Tuesday Week 4 (1st November)

La Motte is located in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley in South Africa's Cape winelands. Wine growing here goes back as far as 1752 but an incredible leap in quality came in 1970 when the current owner, the Rupert Family, took over the vineyards. They introduced the most modern techniques in both wine growing and making to unravel the full potential the climate and diversity of soils has to offer for their wines. By now, La Motte has established itself as one of South Africa's finest wine producers, reflected by the numerous awards it received for their unique and uniquely South African wines, especially for their lovely blends of such unlikely partners as Syrah and Viognier. Additionally, La Motte has established both social and environmental protection programs and is committed to biologic farming principles.

40 places available. £5 for members, £10 for guests. 6.45pm for 7.00pm start, Blue Boar Exhibition Space, Christ Church.

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Introduction to Wine - Red and White

Red-and-white

Tuesday Week 5 (8th November)

Introduction to Wine - Red and White" This introduction will feature a number of both red and white wines, entirely different to those presented in our specifically red and white introductions before. It is thus particularly suited for people that have missed one or both of the other introductory tastings but will also be interesting to people who have attended those. The focus will be lying on how to taste and describe wines and of course on sampling some delicious examples.

40 places available. £5 for members, £10 for guests. 6.45pm for 7.00pm start, Blue Boar Exhibition Space, Christ Church.

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Bodegas Marqués de Cáceres - Wines from La Rioja

Tuesday Week 6 (15th November)

Bodegas Marqués de Cáceres started their incredible success story in 1970, when Enrique Forner, coming back from the Bordeaux region, decided that the Rioja region would be the place in Spain to implement all the newest techniques in wine making he studied over the last years in Bordeaux. Soon, Marqués de Cáceres was becoming one of the frontrunners in innovation and high quality wine making not only for the region, but for all of Spain. Their spirit of quality focus and innovation, while still respecting the regions winemaking heritage, has led to them being the most prominent Rioja Wine Maker in Spain and gained them wide international recognition. This spirit continues to drive them, for example in their expansion into other high quality wine regions of Spain, such as the Rueda and Rias Baixas. We are looking very forward to taste their incredible wines and get an insider perspective on the Bodega by Anne Vallejo who will be coming over to us to present the Rioja region, the Bodega itself and their lovely range of wines.

40 places available. £5 for members, £10 for guests. 6.45pm for 7.00pm start, Blue Boar Exhibition Space, Christ Church.

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Trends in Wine Drinking - An expert's opinion by Alex Linsley

Wednesday Week 7 (23rd November)

The tasting will be presented by Alex Linsley, a former President of Bacchus and Alumni of the Oxford University who has made his passion his career. Alex is currently working for Bibendum PLB, an award winning wine retailer of high class wines and will bring us ten wines to sample, to show us what the newest trends in wine drinking are. This will be an excellent opportunity to try some great wines and get some insight on the future of wine drinking and into the wine trading business itself.

40 places available. £5 for members, £10 for guests. 6.45pm for 7.00pm start, Bamboo Restaurant (17 Park End Street OX1 1HU, link to the restraurant).

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Northern Italy - Sparkling wines and More

olcru

Tuesday Week 8 (29th November)

The tasting will present the wines of Vigne Olcru and Villa Erbice, thus representing Lombardy and Veneto, respectively, being two of the most successful and highly regarded wine regions in Italy. Lombardy as a region is most renowned for their sparkling wines and Massimiliano and Matteo Brambilla, producing the wines of Vines of Vigne Olcru, follow this tradition creating some beautiful sparkling wines (of which we will taste three) but also some still wines including a lovely sweet Moscatel wine we will have the pleasure to taste. The quality of the small batch production even got Vigne Ocru selected to be the representative of Lombardino Wine making on the 2015 world exhibition EXPO. Veneto as a region is famous for its unique Amarone and Ripasso wines, producing intensity in flavour rarely matched elsewhere in the world. Villa Erbice is a perfect representative of this region, mixing the traditional style of wine making with innovative selection and quality control, resulting in numerous awards for their high quality wines, including their intense Recioto della Valpolicella Torrazzine sweet wine. The tasting will thus give you an impression of the quality, but also the diversity, of Northern Italian wines, reaching from the delicate sparkling wines of Lombardy to the intense and artfully complex reds of the Vento region.

40 places available. £5 for members, £10 for guests. 6.45pm for 7.00pm start, Blue Boar Exhibition Space, Christ Church.

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