a three bottle tasting, via Zoom, with members joining in with their pre-ordered wines.
Our presenter will be winemaker Thomas Holt, who in partnership with his wife Emma bought their own vineyard in Somontano in the central Pyrenees of northern Spain. Here they achieved their ambition of bringing together old world traditions and modern techniques to make their own wines, in their own style.
DELICIOUSLY FRENCH - TO BE RESCHEDULED
WEDNESDAY 24 JUNE 2020 - POSTPONED
A first visit from Marlow's most local specialist wine merchant - Deliciously French - that retails french food as well as wine from its premises in Cookham.
Proprietor Noel will be presenting some of his favourite wines from their range put together with love and care from award winning family run wine producers throughout France, like the Famille Fezas, pictured left.
WINE MAN'S BLUFF- TO BE RESCHEDULED
WEDNESDAY 27 MAY 2020 - POSTPONED
A popular event returns. Based on a (very) old panel game this is a blind tasting – with a twist! Working in teams members will taste a wine and then be presented with three sets of information and tasting notes. Working together the teams will aim to correctly identify each of the eight wines. There will be points awarded each round with prizes for the winning team.
MODAL WINES PRESENT NATURAL WINES - TO BE RESCHEDULED
WEDNESDAY 29 APRIL 2020 - POSTPONED
A return from Joie de Vin, an online only seller, presenting wines from France. Principal Tim North worked in his French wine industry for almost two decades and is now back in the UK and works with his wife Jill running Joie de Vin. They sell only wines from producers that they have personally visited and usually have had a long relationship with, which should guarantee some great wines.
MODAL WINES PRESENT NATURAL WINES - TO BE RESCHEDULED
WEDNESDAY 25 MARCH 2020 - POSTPONED
An opportunity to find out about natural wines, presented by Nic Rizzi of Modal Wines.
Modal Wines' mission is to bring to their customers exclusive and engaging wines from independent winemakers with a genuine passion for their craft, regarldess of their location or style. A deep-rooted respect for nature unites all the producers in their portfolio, whose wines are made with as little interference in the vineyards and cellar as possible.
AUSTRIA AND HUNGARY - NOVEL WINES
WEDNESDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2020
A return visit from Ben Franks of Novel Wines, an importer and retailer that specalises in wines from central and eastern Europe and other less well-known regions from around the world. Ben and his business partner Gyorgy source their wines from family winemakers and community co-ops that are all truly passionate about the wines that they make.
AGM & MEMBERS' FAVOURITES
WEDNESDAY 29 Jan 2020
The Annual General Meeting plus a number of members' favourite wines
WEDNESDAY 11 Dec 2019
Need we say more.....
TASTING - WINES FOR CHRISTMAS
WEDNESDAY 20 NOV 2019
Presented by Paul Stratford, Old Butchers Wine Cellar, Cookham
Local wine merchant Paul Stratford will present a range of eight wines especially recommended for the festive season.
TASTING - IT'S THE WAY IT'S MADE
WEDNESDAY 30 OCT 2019
Presented by member Soma Jennings
Soma Jennings, member and WSET Wines & Spirits certified, will be educating us on different techniques used in wine making and how they affect the wine produced.
TASTING - SAME GRAPE DIFFERENT CONTINENT: FRANCE VS USA
WEDNESDAY 25 SEP 2019
Presented by members Karen Jansen and Becca Miles
Two of our members present wines from their favourite countries (Karen - USA, Becca - France) in an interesting theme comparing wines made with the same grape but from the two different countries.
TASTING - WINNING WINES FROM THE DECANTER AWARDS
WEDNESDAY 28 AUG 2019
Presented by member Bob Perrin
Now in its 16th year, the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) is the world's largest and most influential wine competition. Judged by the top wine experts from around the globe, the DWWA is trusted internationally for its rigorous judging process. Member Bob Perrin has selected eight of the best from this year's award winners to sample and to see if they get the Marlow Wine Society's vote too.
TASTING - SPANISH WINE WITH FOOD
WEDNESDAY 31 JUL 2019
Presented by David Green, wine specialist
Seven wines accompanied by a range of delicious tapas.
TASTING - WINE FROM BRAZIL
WEDNESDAY 26 JUN 2019
Presented by Go Brazil - Importers of Brazilian fine wines to the UK
Go Brazil, importers and online retailers of Brazilian fine wines in the UK will be introducing members to a selection of wines from their stock of Brazilian wines.
TASTING - DRY & SWEET
WEDNESDAY 29 MAY 2019
Presented by member Keith Phillips
Keith, one of our most longest standing members, and well respected among members for his vast knowledge of wines, will be educating members on how the wine making techniques can get dry and sweet wines from the same grapes.
TASTING - WINES FROM GERMANY
WEDNESDAY 1 MAY 2019
Presented by member Katja Weyrauth
Katja is a member of The Marlow Wine Society and originally hails from Germany. Tonight she will share with the rest of the members an insight into her interest in the wines from this country with a selection of her favourites as starting points for discussion.
TASTING - THE BEST OF FRANCE
WEDNESDAY 27 MARCH 2019
Presented by Martin Chapman of Watlington Fine Wines, Watlington
Martin is the owner of Watlington Fine Wines in Oxfordshire which imports selected wines, retails wine to the public and also wholesales wines across the UK via a second arm of the business - Peter Osborne Fine Wines.
Although Watlington Fine Wines stocks bottles from wine-makers around the world, the theme of this month’s tasting is French wines and Martin will bring with him an excellent selection of eight from across different regions of France.
TASTING - WINES FROM EASTERN EUROPE
WEDNESDAY 23 FEBRUARY 2019
Presented by Ben Franks, Novel Wines, Bath
Ben founded Novel Wines two years ago with this Hungarian business partner. They boast a selection of 274 delicious wines from Eastern Europe to Asia - wines that you won’t necessarily be familiar with. This tasting will give you the opportunity to try eight unusual but interesting wines that Ben has specially selected from Novel's cellars.
THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & MEMBERS' FAVOURITES
WEDNESDAY 30 JANUARY 2019
The society holds its AGM followed by members presenting wines that they found outstanding during the course of last year.