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
Monthly e-mail newsletter: clws-subscribe@yahoogroups.co.uk
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.

On the first Wednesday of the month we may have meetings at the Civil Service Club, or at Shire Capital Partners, 23rd floor, 20 Fenchurch Street, EC3M 3BY. These latter ‘City’ meetings start at 6.30pm, include some food, and must be pre-booked with payment of £25. You must bring photo-ID. Contact ian.mclaren@ukwineclub.org.uk to book.

Paul Mapplebeck usually holds his Special Tastings on the second Wednesday. These normally cost £40, and you must book and pay in advance: call him on 020 8866 9314. Individual wines for these tastings would often cost several hundred pounds if you could buy them. Bread and cheese are included.

The third Wednesday of the month is a Wine and Dine, usually in the Club Dining Room. The price of a three course meal is very low, so the total bill is rarely much over £30. We pay on the night, depending on numbers attending.

The other Wednesdays are devoted to Members’ Meetings. Volunteers bring 8-10 wines and a theme (as for the other nights). There is no food provided, but you can eat in the Dining Room beforehand, or order snacks from the bar. We aim for a cost of about £20 a head, but the exact amount will be worked out on the night. Book with Paul or Ian.

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



Programme 2020
Wed 8 Jan SPECIAL- Mainly Montrose Paul Mapplebeck
Wed 15 Jan WINE & DINE – Greece & Turkey Ian McLaren
Wed 22 Jan Paul & Joyce's Choices of 2019 The Mapplebecks
Wed 29 Jan Cellar Stars Chris Smith
Wed 5 Feb NO MEETING – Paul at NatWest
Wed 12 Feb SPECIAL – Jim Barry, Australia Paul Mapplebeck
Wed 19 Feb WINE & DINE – Rioja & Around Paul Mapplebeck
Wed 26 Feb Burgundy & Rhone Ed & Nick
Wed 4 Mar Ch Musar Duncan Budd
Wed 11 Mar SPECIAL – New & Mature Paul Mapplebeck
Wed 18 Mar WINE & DINE – Loire Gary White
Wed 25 Mar North-West Italy Helen Buckingham
Wed 1 Apr Bordeaux Blind Part 3 Barrie Austin
Wed 8 Apr SPECIAL – Bordeaux, St Emilion Paul Mapplebeck
Wed 15 Apr WINE & DINE – Australia Paul Mapplebeck
Wed 22 Apr Burgundy Highways & Byways Trevor Sharot
Wed 29 Apr Alsace Olivier Zeyssolff
Wed 6 May Great Wines Chris Smith
Wed 13 May SPECIAL – Red Burgundy Paul Mapplebeck
Wed 20 May WINE & DINE – South Africa Ian McLaren
Wed 27 May The Innocent Palate Paul Mapplebeck
Wed 3 Jun Sherry Ian McLaren
Wed 10 Jun SPECIAL – Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Dom de Vieux Télégraphe Paul Mapplebeck
Wed 17 Jun WINE & DINE – Argentina Ian McLaren
Wed 24 Jun Wines of Friuli Ian McLaren









































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