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A Taste of Burgundy and Beaujolais

Thursday 2nd December 2021 6 p.m.

Three wines will be tasted in the company of Samantha Bailey, winemaker in Burgundy. Click here for ticket including wine.

We will taste GENETIE MâconCharnay-lèsMâcon ‘Les Piliers’ 2020, Château de
Belleverne, Chénas 2020 & GENETIE Bourgogne Pinot Noir ‘Illuminé’ 2019

Invite friends round for supper to share the zoom!

Wines will be sent out a few days before the event. Please order by 22nd November.


A Taste of Rioja

Friday October 22nd 2021 6 p.m. POSTPONED to Friday October 29th 6 p.m.

The three riojas will be tasted in the company of Conrado Fernandez of Rioja Ontanon. You can book a ticket by clicking here or going to the shop page.

We will taste a white Rioja, a Crianza and a Reserva.

Invite friends round for an evening of wine and Tapas

Wines will be sent out from early October. Please place orders by Wednesday the 13th October


A Taste of Greece

Friday September 17th 2021 6 p.m.

We will taste three wines from Greece with Master of Wine and wine importer Lance Foyster. The wines are not concluded yet and will be uploaded shortly. In the meantime you can book a ticket now by going to the shop – or clicking here

Invite friends round for a Greek feast and share the wines with them – a fun and entertaining evening. A symposium almost in the true sense of the word.

Wines will be sent out in the week before the event. Please email me david@dalexwine.co.uk to confirm your interest. Orders must be received by the morning of Wednesday 8th September.


Wine & Cheese

Join me and Arthur Alsop on Friday 4th June 2021 6 p.m.

We will taste three wines from the Rhône and three cheeses from artisan cheesemaker Alsop & Walker. The cheeses we taste will be – Sussex Blue, Sussex Camembert & Cheesemaker Special.

The wines will be – Côtes du Rhône ‘Les Grands Vignes’ Blanc 2019, Reserve de Fleur Côtes du Rhône 2019, third wine to be confirmed.

The total cost of the three wines and three cheeses (100g per piece) will be approx £45.00 plus delivery (you can of course add other wines to the order). Order a set of cheese and wine here. 

Get together with friends according to the covid rules and share the cheese and wine before supper. An ideal opportunity to finally have some fun with friends – it has after all been a long winter!

We will send the wine and cheese out closer to the event – stock will be available from mid May. Deadline for orders 24th May.

Please email me david@dalexwine.co.uk to confirm your interest


A Taste of Argentina

Join me on Friday April 30th 2021 6 p.m. I will be talking to Karim Mussa, winemaker at his own estate, and tasting three of his wines.

Karim is a winemaker and entrepreneur by vocation and training. He has presided over Altocedro since 1999 and Alandes since 2012. Besides heading up his wineries, Karim also runs his Salta project, Abras in Cafayate Valley and acts as winemaker consultant, also giving advise to emerging projects in the most promising Argentine wine areas. He is more than happy to discuss world politics, current events, 17th Century British philosophy, seventies rock (The Doors and Led Zeppelin are his favorites) and the genius of Ayn Rand. During harvest, you can find him at El Cielo in La Consulta enjoying their lomito especial and a Stella. As everyone knows, it takes a lot of beer to make a good wine.

This will be an interesting evening!

We will taste – Los Poetas Semillon, Los Poetas Malbec, Alto Cedro Tempranillo

Ticket cost per log in is £4.95 or free if the wines are purchased. If you buy wines on behalf of other members please advise me of their contact details for the zoom invitation.

You can view a short film about Karim by clicking on the link below

http://www.altocedro.com.ar/

email me, David at david@dalexwine.co.uk


 


Bulgaria

Join me on Friday March 26th 2021 6 p.m.with Biliana (Bili) Marinova owner of Chateau Burgozone in the Danube Plain. We will taste three wines from this ancient site through which a Roman road once ran.

The wines we are tasting are all ‘international’ varieties, so it will be interesting to see the Bulgarian interpretation of tis trio. Chateau Burgozone have been awared for their wine in domestic competition and Oz Clarke said they were one of the best producers of viognier that he has tasted.

Cote de Danube Trio – ViognierPinot Noir and Pinot Noir Rose.
Wines available early February and can be ordered with the Loire wines.

Orders to go with Loire wines must be with me by 16th Feb, otherwise by 16th March

LIMITED AVAILABILTY – PLEASE ORDER ASAP

Email me david@dalexwine.co.uk if you would like to attend the tasting


The Loire Valley

Join me in Friday the 26th February 2021 at 6.00 p.m. when I will be joined by Master of Wine Richard Kelley (pictured), an authority on the Loire and South Africa

Join us, have some cheese, fruits de mer, and saucisson to hand and we will learn about the following three wines. Click on the wines to order or go to the shop.
PLEASE ORDER BY THE 16th JANUARY, to ensure safe delivery in time.

Muscadet de Sevre et Maine Sur Lie Abstraction #1 2018
Domaine Berthier Coteaux du Giennois Polar Bear 2018
Gamay Pinot Noir Côtes d’Auvergne 2017

Email me david@dalexwine.co.uk if you would like to attend the tasting.


 

 A Taste of Italy

Join me on Friday the 29th January 2021 at 6.00 p.m. when I will be chatting to John Leech (pictured), commercial director, of Araldica a dynamic export-focused cooperative cellar in Piemonte, specialising in Barbera, Gavi, Moscato, Barolo & Barbaresco.

Piemonte produces some of Italys finest wines, and these three wines are expressive examples of local varieties that offer delicious alternatives to the more ubiquitous wines on our shelves.

We will taste the following wines, if you would like to order them please do so by going to the shop page or clicking on the links below.:

La Battistina Gavi 

2019, Crocera Barbera d’Asti Superiore 2017 & Alasia Langhe Nebbiolo 2018

Wines will be sent out on Monday 25th January, orders by the 18th please.

Email me david@dalexwine.co.uk if you would like to attend the tasting.


The Craft of Great Fortified Wine

Discover, taste and compare the craft that goes into producing Kopke 10 Year Old Tawny Port (Portugal) and Stanton & Killeen Rutherglen Muscat (Australia) with accredited lecturer David Wright and guests.

These two luscious wines, once opened, will serve you well across the festive period. Rich, fresh and steeped in history, they are perfect with Christmas pudding, cheese and chocolate. A great beginning to the Christmas week. Email David on david@dalexwine.co.uk or simply order the wines, click on them below, and take the opportunity to add other wines for the festive season.

Stock is limited so please let me know by 8th December if you wish to participate.

Friday 18th December 2020, 6.00 p.m.

We will be tasting

Kopke Ten Year Old Tawny Port N.V. aged tawny is distinct, elegant and layered with flavour of spice, nuts, wood and honey

and

Stanton & Killeen Rutherglen Muscat N.V. – once described as ‘liquid Christmas pudding’ – a remarkable wine brimming with orange, raisins, dates.


Red White and Rosé

Friday 27th November 2020 6 p.m.

Please join us for a tasting and chat with three different producers

Raimund Prüm, of the renowned S A Prüm in the Mosel valley from whom will taste the Solitär Dry Riesling 2019, the perfect aperitif.

Julian Faulkner of Grand Cros in Provence, tasting the GC 2019 described by Will Lyons of the Sunday Times as “The best summer rosé in the UK to buy now” in May 2020.

Tara Lechartier of Château Cabezac tasting the Château Cabezac Tradition rouge 2019, a really super example of a bold red from the Languedoc. Just right for the winter months

Please do join us by emailing David Wright david@dalexwine.co.uk

DISCOUNT – A discount of 5% will be applied to any purchase of 6 bottles or more and 7.5% for 12 or more. The discount applies to any wine on the website, it is not exclusive to the zoom tasting.

Click here to go to shop page


Chiltern Hills & Wessex – ZOOM Meet the winemaker – Peter Bright of Terra d’Alter Wine Estate, Alentejo, Portugal

Friday 4th December 2020 6 p.m.

We will be chatting to Peter Bright, one of the original ‘flying winemakers’ from Australia, who has been making wine in Portugal for over 30 years. Please do join us by emailing David Wright david@dalexwine.co.uk

Whilst the meeting is in progress we will taste and discuss the following three wines:

Terra d’Alter Estate Red 2019, Terra d’Alter Verdelho 2018 & Terra d’Alter Touriga Nacional 2019. All of which can be ordered on this web site, either on their own, or as part of a mixed case. Normal delivery cost applies.


ZOOM Meet the winemaker – De Wet Viljoen of Neethlingshof Estate, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Thursday 29th October 2020 6 p.m.

De Wet Viljoen winemaker, will join our zoom and tell us about the Neethlingshof Estate, the wine industry in South Africa and we will taste three wines. Please do join by emailing David Wright david@dalexwine.co.uk

Whilst the zoom is in progress we will taste the following wines:

Neethlingshof Estate Unwooded Chardonnay 2019, Neethlingshof Estate Gewurztraminer 2019 and Neethlingshof Estate Malbec 2018.

DISCOUNT – A discount of 5% will be applied to any purchase of 6 bottles or more and 7.5% for 12 or more. The discount applies to any wine on the website, it is not exclusive to the zoom tasting.

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ZOOM Meet the winemaker – Horacio Vicente of In Situ Wines, Aconcagua, Chile

Friday 25th September 2020 6 p.m.

I will be chatting to Horacio Vicente, winemkaer and owner of the Vina San Esteban Estate and producer of the In Situ range of wines. Please do join by emailing David Wright david@dalexwine.co.uk

Whilst the zoom is in progress we will taste the following wines

In Situ Carmenere Reserva 2018, In Situ Signature Riverside white 2019 and In Situ Signature Full Bodied Red 2017. All can be ordered off the website on their own, as part of a mixed case or a trio. Normal delivery charge applies. Please remember it is the same delivery charge for 3 or any number up to 12 bottles.


ZOOM Meet the winemaker – Peter Bright of Terra d’Alter Wine Estate, Alentejo, Portugal

Friday 21st August 2020 6 p.m. If you were planning a trip to Portugal this summer and cannot get there, let us bring a touch of Portugal to you.

We will be chatting to Peter Bright, one of the original ‘flying winemakers’ from Australia, who has been making wine in Portugal for over 30 years. Please do join us by emailing David Wright david@dalexwine.co.uk

Whilst the meeting is in progress we will taste and discuss the following three wines:

Terra d’Alter Estate Red 2019, Terra d’Alter Verdelho 2018 & Terra d’Alter Touriga Nacional 2019. All of which can be ordered on this web site, either on their own, or as part of a mixed case. Normal delivery cost applies.


www.jancisrobinson.com Wine of the week – 3rd July 2020

Oliver Zeter Sauvignon Blanc Fumé 2018 ‘A very serious Sauvignon with some honeysuckle and weight but quite enough freshness. Green grassy aromas before the richness imbued by the winemaking kicks in. Very appetising. When Germany produces a really interesting, well-balanced Sauvignon, you know the wine world is truly changing and we all have to run to keep up. A hint of reduction is encouraged. Quite long.’