Central London Wine Society

Venue: The Civil Service Club, 15 Great Scotland Yard, SW1
Meetings: Start at 6pm on most Wednesdays
Contact:Ian McLaren ian.mclaren@ukwineclub.org.uk
Paul Mapplebeck Tel 020 8866 9314
Membership: Open to all
Membership Fee: None
Approximate Cost of Events:Standard £18-25; Special £35-40; Dinner £35
Typical Attendance: 20

Club Information

There is a meeting most Wednesday evenings, which is open to all-comers (assuming there is space available. We have no formal membership system, but we keep records of contact details so that we can inform you of any last minute changes. There is a weekly e-mail newsletter if you care to subscribe – ian.mclaren@ukwineclub.co.uk.

There is a meeting most Wednesday evenings. First Wednesday meetings are often outdoors or in a restaurant. We have a Wine and Dine evening (an à la carte dinner in the Club restaurant combined with a wine tasting) on the third Wednesday. The cost is about £35-40. Members' meetings on the second, fourth and last Wednesdays are hosted by members of the Society: 9-10 wines are shown at a cost of about £25 for Budget (B) and £30 or more for Special (S) evenings. We may show wines from Paul Mapplebeck's stock on Special evenings.

Wines for the Special St Julien Tasting

The Society is unusual in discussing the wines person-by-person (except Wine & Wine evenings). Joining in the discussion is, of course, optional, and we keep the sessions friendly and fun. The wines are narked by each taster on the scale of 1 (faulty) to 7 (wonderful) and the average calculated at the end of the evening from a show of hands.
New presenters are welcome, and we will help you to design an evening and source the wines. The programmes for each half year are put together about five months ahead, with the first half programme being published in October and the second half In April.

A Tasting of South American Wines

Members enjoying a tasting of Wines from Virginia



Programme 2023
Wed 11 Jan Lesser-known Spanish Regions Ian McLaren
Wed 18 Jan W&D - South Africa: Chardonnay & Syrah Ian McLaren
Wed 25 Jan Veneto with Wines from Allegrini Tim Colgate
Wed 1 Feb Indian Food Bring a Bottle Suruchi N1
Wed 8 Feb SPECIAL - Rhone £45 Peter Haywood
Wed 15 Feb W&D -  Central Italy Ian McLaren
Wed 22 Feb Call My Bluff Barrie & Alison Austin
Wed 1 Mar Thai Food - Bring a Bottle Fitou W10
Wed 8 Mar SPECIAL - Margaux Chris Smith
Wed 15 Mar W&D – Little-known Spain Ian McLaren
Wed 22 Mar Australia Dr Bernard Lamb
Wed 29 Mar Wines of Virginia Irene & Carlos Morillo
Wed 5 Apr Indian Food - Bring a Bottle Suruchi, N1
Wed 12 Apr W&D – Australia: Chardonnay & Cabernet Sauvignon Ian McLaren
Wed 19 Apr France – Older Vintages Duncan Budd
Wed 26 Apr SPECIAL – Warre's Port from 1960 Ed Smith & Nick Preston
Wed 3 May The Sampler & Tierra Peru Islington, N1
Wed 10 May Regional France Clive Page
Wed 17 May W&D – Greece Ian McLaren
Wed 24 May Zeyssolff Wines of Alsace Olivier Zeyssolff
Wed 31 May North America Barrie Austin
Wed 7 Jun Bring a Bottle – The Laundry Brixton
Wed 14 Jun Twenty Questions Ian McLaren
Wed 21 Jun W&D – Chile: Limari & Elqui Ian McLaren
Wed 28 Jun SPECIAL – St Estephe Chris Smith
Wed 5 Jul Special - Italy Trevor Sharot
Wed 12 Jul Unusual Grapes from SW France Ian McLaren
Wed 19 Jul Wine & Dine - South Australia Paul & Elwyn Henderson
Wed 26 Jul International Pinot Noir Ian McLaren
Wed 2 Aug Bring a Bottle Picnic Brixton
Wed 9 Aug Twenty Questions Ian McLaren
Wed 16 Aug Albania & Croatia Trevor Sharot
Wed 23 Aug No meeting  
Wed 30 Aug No meeting  
Wed 6 Sep Bring a Bottle – Sri Lankan Food Apollo Banana Leaf, Tooting SW17 0SF
Wed 13 Sep Posh vs Plonk – Blind Pairs Barrie Austin
Wed 20 Sep W&D – South Africa: Blends Ian McLaren
Wed 27 Sep Historic and More Recent Chilean Wines Dr Bernard Lamb
Wed 4 Oct SPECIAL – Burgundy Cote-de-Nuits £50 Peter Haywood
Wed 11 Oct Portuguese Imports Gary White
Wed 18 Oct W&D – New Zealand Varietals Ian McLaren
Wed 25 Oct SPECIAL – Pauillac £50 Chris Smith
Wed 1 Nov Bring an Italian Bottle Da Daniela. Maida Vale W9 2JD
Wed 8 Nov Tuscany Chris Smith
Wed 15 Nov SPECIAL – Bordeaux 1990s Vintages Lan(provisional)
Wed 22 Nov   Barrie Austin
Wed 29 Nov    
Wed 6 Dec SPECIAL – Warre's Port from 1960 Ed Smith
Wed 13 Dec AGM & Christmas Dinner
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