[glass]Events: Trinity 2006

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Laurent Perrier (Champagne, France)

Laurent Perrier Logo Tuesday 2nd week (2nd May)
6.45 for 7pm
The Oscar Wilde Room, Magdalen College


Founded in 1812, Laurent-Perrier has been creating unique and elegant champagnes for nearly two hundred years making it one of the world's most esteemed brands, and also the largest family-owned brand. Tonight, we have the pleasure of welcoming UK sales executive Charles Ridler who will guide us through the innovative range of Laurent-Perrier champagnes.

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

Petaluma Tasting with Brian Crosser

Wine GlassMonday 3rd week (8th May)
6.45 for 7pm
Memorial Room, Queens College


Brian Croser is regarded as one of the world's most well-known and accomplished wine makers. Since establishing the South Australian winery "Petaluma" in 1976 his wines have developed a huge reputation throughout the world. In the June 2000 Queens' Birthday Honours list he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for service to the Australian wine industry and in 2004 was awarded the prestigious "Decanter Man of the Year" award. He has completed fifty vintages spanning the southern and northern hemispheres and has thirty-two years in the wine industry behind him. Tonight we are very privileged to host Mr Croser, who has travelled from Australia to deliver a lecture on the origins of his wines and the areas they hail from. As part of this we have the exciting opportunity to compare rare older vintages against fine examples of classed growth Bordeaux. A tasting not to miss!

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

Joint event with Scandinavian Society

Wine Glass 7.45 for 8pm
Memorial Room, Queens College

Monday 6th Week (29 May)
6.45 for 7pm
Magrath Room, Queens College

The first of its kind this year, this tasting will cover three genres of alcohol: beer, wine, and Scandinavian spirits. The evening will commence with a survey of four types of beers, then continue with a sampling of wine, and end with a grand finale of spirits typical of Nordic countries. Please join us along with our co-hosts, Scandinavian Society, to broaden your alcoholic horizons.

35 Places. Please book online. 5 on the glass.

Slovenia - Winemakers Presentation

Wine Glass Friday 6th Week (2 June)
6.45 for 7pm
Memorial Room, Queens College

Slovenia - Wine & Cuisine
Wines of Slovenia

With proud wine-making traditions dating back thousands of years, the newly re-invigorated and ambitious producers of Slovenia are one of the most exciting current developments in European wine-culture. Situated in the north-west of what was the former Yugoslavia, Slovenia is well placed in wine terms, nestling between the alps and the Mediterranean, with the famous wine regions of Collio in Italy to the west and Styria in Austria to the north. Despite once producing the best-selling wine in the UK, civil war and international competition in the 1990’s greatly harmed their established markets. Over 23,000 hectares of vines are cultivated in three main wine regions with beautiful rural scenery, where many young winemakers are beginning to build international reputations. Since joining the European Union in 2004 the country'’s economic success means that we will hopefully be seeing many more Slovenian wines in the coming years.

Tonight, in conjunction with Oxford University Slovenian Society, we are fortunate to host a unique tasting of quality white, red, sparkling and dessert wines presented to the Society by their producers, who are travelling from Slovenia especially for this fantastic event.

Hugh Johnson writes: "Slovenia sees its role clearly as a producer of better quality wines"

45 Places. Please book online. 5 on the glass.

Bacchus Annual General Meeting 2006

Wine Glass

Friday 6th Week (2 June)
Memorial Room, Queen's College

This tasting event is combined with the Annual General Meeting, with reports from Officers and election of the new Committee. If you are interested in a position on the Committee please contact edward@oxfordwinesociety.org. Your level of wine knowledge is not important - we are simply looking for organised students who are prepared to take on a share of the responsibility and time commitment involved in running such a successful University Society.

As this is the Annual General Meeting, we regret that only OUWS Members are eligible to attend this event.
There is no charge for event and no need to book in advance.

Chablis Brocard

Wine Glass Tuesday 9th Week (20 June)
7.45 for 8pm
Memorial Room, Queens College


Chablis lies at the very Northern tip of Burgundy and is famed for the unique Chardonnay it produces. The limestone soil and the cool climate give wines with a steely, mineral aspect. The Brocard wines are made in stainless steel - with no oak to be found. Do not expect the bold flavours of warm climate Chardonnays; these are subtle wines and are amongst the world's greatest!

Tonight we are lucky enough to host Jean-Marc Brocard who will be guiding us through eight of the wines produced at the estate.
This promises to be a very popular event. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

45 places. Please book online. 5 payable on the glass.

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