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 2017
Date
Subject
Presenter
Wed 4 Jan Paul & Joyce’s Highlights of 2016 The Mapplebecks
Wed 11 Jan SPECIAL – Margaux including Ch Margaux Paul Mapplebeck
Wed 18 Jan WINE & DINE - Chile Ian McLaren
Wed 25 Jan Alsace Olivier Zeyssolff
Wed 1 Feb NO MEETING
Wed 8 Feb SPECIAL – New and Mature Paul Mapplebeck
(in memory of Paul Rhodes)
Wed 15 Feb WINE & DINE – Burgundy Gary White
Wed 22 Feb Tuscany – Southern Maremma Andrew Price
Wed 1 Mar Australian Cabernet in the City Paul Mapplebeck
Wed 8 Mar SPECIAL – Hermitage & Friends Paul Mapplebeck
Wed 15 Mar WINE & DINE – Wine Tour In Memory of Clem Ian McLaren
Wed 22 Mar Red & White Burgundy Paul Mapplebeck
Wed 29 Mar Affordable Claret Simon Lever & Richard Savours
Wed 5 Apr Top Pinotage in the City Peter May
Wed 12 Apr SPECIAL – Ch Léoville-Barton 2009-1986 Paul Mapplebeck
Wed 19 Apr WINE & DINE – Central & Eastern Europe Ian McLaren
Wed 26 Apr Chardonnay Worldwide Gary White
Wed 3 May Ch Musar in the City Chris Smith
Wed 10 May SPECIAL – Red Burgundy, Cöte-de-Nuits Paul Mapplebeck
Wed 17 May WINE & DINE – Alsace & Rhone Paul Mapplebeck
Wed 24 May Pacific North West Ian McLaren
Wed 31 May Cool Australia Paul Mapplebeck
Wed 7 Jun Sherry in the City Ian McLaren
Wed 14 Jun SPECIAL – Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Mature and Modern Paul Mapplebeck
Wed 21 Jun WINE & DINE – South Africa Peter May
Wed 28 Jun California in Nine Wines Chris Smith
Wed 28 Jun Claret under £50 Chris Smith
Wed 5 Jul CITY - Burgundy Paul Mapplebeck
Wed 12 Jul SPECIAL – Pomerol Paul Mapplebeck
Wed 19 Jul WINE & DINE – New Zealand Ian McLaren
Wed 26 Jul International Merlot Ian McLaren
Wed 2 Aug CITY – The Taste of Quality Ian McLaren
Wed 9 Aug SPECIAL – Australian Shiraz including Grange Paul Mapplebeck
Wed 16 Aug WINE & DINE – Bordeaux Blends Peter May
Wed 23 Aug Austria Ian McLaren
Wed 30 Aug Fine Wines of Portugal Gary White
Wed 6 Sep CITY – Pereira D’Oliveira Madeiras £35 Ian McLaren
Wed 13 Sep SPECIAL – St Emilion Paul Mapplebeck
Wed 20 Sep WINE & DINE – Australia Paul Mapplebeck
Wed 27 Sep Germany Helen Buckingham
Wed 4 Oct CITY – Premium South Africa Peter May
Wed 11 Oct SPECIAL – Red Burgundy: The Hill of Corton Paul Mapplebeck
Wed 18 Oct WINE & DINE – South America Gary White
Wed 25 Oct From the Back of the Cupboard Duncan Budd
Wed 1 Nov CITY – Bordeaux under £50 Chris Smith
Wed 8 Nov SPECIAL – Chäteauneuf-du-Pape 2010-1990 Paul Mapplebeck
Wed 15 Nov WINE & DINE – Argentina Ian McLaren
Wed 22 Nov Wine Speak Paul Mapplebeck
Wed 29 Nov Catalunya Ian McLaren
Wed 6 Dec SPECIAL – Vintage vs Single Quinta Port Paul Mapplebeck
Wed 13 Dec Christmas Party  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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