[glass]Events: Hilary 2005

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Yalumba (Australia)

Yalumba LogoThursday 2nd week (27th January)
6.45 for 7pm
Magrath Room, Queens College


At more than 150 years old, Yalumba is Australia's oldest family-owned winery. For the first Bacchus tasting of 2005, we welcome Jane Ferrari who will be guiding us through a range of the wines from Yalumba, including their Museum Muscat.

38 places. Please book online.

Swiss Wine

Swiss FlagTuesday 4th week (8th February)
6.45 for 7pm
Magrath Room, Queens College


Tonight Nick Dobson comes to introduce us to Switzerland's wine and present us with a range from the Geneva region, including a selection of both international and local grape varieties.

50 places. Please book online. £3 payable on the glass.

Casa Vinului (Moldova)

Casa Vinului LogoThursday 4th week (10th February)
6.45 for 7pm
Magrath Room, Queens College


We welcome Casa Vinului all the way from Moldova. The evening will include a presentation on Moldova's rapidly developing wine industry, a chance to taste some of the country's top wines and information on a possible future Bacchus trip to Moldova's wine growing regions.

50 places. Please book online. £3 payable on the glass.

Grand Cru V - Port

Glass of Red WineSaturday 5th week (19th February)
6.45 for 7pm
Magdalen College, Old Law Library

Following on from the sell-out success of last years' 'Grand Cru' tasting series, we continue this year with a focus class looking at the finest Port wines. The purpose of these 'Grand Cru' evenings is simply to taste the greatest examples of wine available today. These classes celebrate the very best wines in production and offer the unique opportunity to taste as a group wines so expensive and rare that they are often unavailable to individuals. Tonight our class will look at the likes of Taylor's, Warre's, Dow's & Graham's, amongst others, with a range of vintages from the modern day back to post-war classics. Dr Edward Fitzgerald will present a carefully chosen selection of the most famous bottles in this tutored tasting. This is a unique opportunity to taste the some of the world's greatest wines and a truly memorable night to talk about for years to come.

Cost: £28 members (Limited places for non-members at £40). Please book a place by sending a cheque (payable to Please book a place by sending a cheque (payable to "Bacchus Wine Society") Richard Caine at St. Edmund Hall.

Antonin Rodet (Burgundy)

Antonin Rodet LogoWednesday 6th week (23rd February)
5.45 for 6pm
Old Law Library, Magdalen College


This evening we are delighted to welcome to the Society one of the most highly regarded Burgundy "négoce du vin" (wine merchants) and vineyard owners. Based in the village of Mercurey, Antonin Rodet own 450 acres of famous Burgundian vineyards in some of the most prized wine villages, together with five famous domaines spread throughout the Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune and Côte Chalonnaise. Their history dates back to 1875 and today their tradition continues richer than ever, with recent vintages gaining many plaudits from wine journalists across the world. Tonight we will be sampling a broad spectrum of their wines in a rare chance to learn more about this justly famous but incredibly complicated wine region.

This event was previously postponed from earlier this month. So for now, we give preference to those who booked a place at the earlier event. If any places do become available, booking will open via the website soon.

New World Wine

Friday 6th Week (25 February)
6.45 for 7pm
Magrath Room, Queens Colege

A small informal tasting giving the opportunity to taste some of the most famous names in the New World including Cloudy Bay, Eileen Hardy, Houghton Jack Mann, and top wines from Tim Adams, Christian Moueix and many others.

Only 16 places. Cheques for £17 to Richard Caine at St Edmund Hall to reserve a place.

Masi (Italy)

Masi LabelWednesday 7th week (2nd March)
6.45 for 7pm
Magrath Room, Queens College


This large, family-owned, Veneto wine firm's name is synonymous with Valpolicella and Amarone. Masi have been a leader in experimentation and innovation within the Valpolicella region. Amongst other landmarks, they were the first to bottle a singe-vineyard Amarone and Recioto. Tonight we shall be tasting a range of wines from this excellent producer that are available to buy in Oxford .

38 places. Please book online. £5 payable on the glass.

Lanson (Champagne)

Lanson LogoThursday 7th week (3rd March)
7.25 for 7.30pm
The Buttery, Wolfson College


Tonight we are privileged to be hosting David Molyneux-Berry MW for a very special tasting. As one of the oldest Champagne houses, being founded in 1760, Lanson is a famous grande marque with an enviable history of fine wine production. The company obtains its grapes from over 800 acres of vineyards grown on chalky soil, selecting only the best vines from prime sites. Lanson produce six Champagnes, from their rare and expensive Noble Cuvée through to the highly regarded 'Black Label' non-vintage blend - released only after a minimum ageing of at least three years in their 7 km long cellars. Mr Molyneux-Berry will be talking to the Society about the Champagne region and the production of these famous wines, together with a tasting of the Lanson range.

This promises to be a very popular event, please book early to avoid disappointment.

50 places. Please book online. £5 payable on the glass.

Chateau Climens (Sauternes)

Climens LogoWednesday 8th week (9th March)
6.45 for 7pm
The Magrath Room, Queens College

Climens is an exceptional sweet wine and the leading property in the Barsac commune. Only Chateau d'Yquem is more highly reknowned amongst the wonderful sweet wines of the Sauternes region. The wine production is very low with only 3,000 cases produced per year.

Tonight we shall be tasting vintages of Chateau Climens going back to 1976. We are very fortunate to be able to taste such a high profile wine. This promises to be an extremely popular tasting. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

38 places. Please book online. £5 payable on the glass.

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