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 2018
Wed 10 Jan SPECIAL – St Estephe including 1990 Ch Montrose Paul Mapplebeck
Wed 17 Jan WINE & DINE – Montes of Chile Ian McLaren
Wed 24 Jan Paul & Joyce’s Choices of 2017 The Mapplebecks
Wed 31 Jan Rioja Trevor Sharot
Wed 7 Feb NO MEETING – Paul at NatWest  
Wed 14 Feb SPECIAL – Henschke Mature & Reday Paul Mapplebeck
Wed 21 Feb WINE & DINE – Portugal Gary White
Wed 28 Feb Down the West Coast Ian McLaren
Wed 7 Mar City – English Wine Bernard Lamb
Wed 14 Mar SPECIAL – New & Mature Paul Mapplebeck
Wed 21 Mar WINE & DINE – Cool Australia Paul Mapplebeck
Wed 28 Mar South West France Don Bishop
Wed 4 Apr City – From Chris’s Cellar Chris Smith
Wed 11Apr SPECIAL – 20 th Century Claret including Ch Latour Paul Mapplebeck
Wed 18 Apr WINE & DINE – Sicily Ian McLaren
Wed 25 Apr Flying Winemakers Mark Segal
Wed 2 May City – Bordeaux Blind Barrie Austin
Wed 9 May SPECIAL – Burgundy Cote de Nuits Paul Mapplebeck
Wed 16 May WINE & DINE – Greece Ian McLaren
Wed 23 May Alsace Olivier Zeyssolff
Wed 30 May New World Gary White
Wed 6 Jun City - A Fortified Selection Ian McLaren
Wed 13 Jun SPECIAL – Pessac-Léognan Paul Mapplebeck
Wed 20 Jun WINE & DINE – Brazil & Uruguay Ian McLaren
Wed 27 Jun White & Red Burgundy Paul Mapplebeck
Wed 4 Jul City – Maturing Australian Wine £25 Paul Mapplebeck
Wed 11 Jul SPECIAL – Pomerol £40 Paul Mapplebeck
Wed 18 Jul WINE & DINE – Italy Ian McLaren
Wed 25 Jul Not Quite Your Mainstream Spain Ian McLaren
Wed 1 Aug City – From Chris’s Cellar Chris Smith
Wed 8 Aug SPECIAL – Australian Shiraz including 1998 Penfolds Grange £40 Paul Mapplebeck
Wed 15 Aug WINE & DINE – Portugal Gary White
Wed 22 Aug SW France Don Bishop
Wed 29 Aug Tuscany Gary White
Wed 5 Sep City – San Leonardo, Trentino £30 Nathan Hill
Wed 12 Sep SPECIAL – Pauillac including 1995 Ch Lafite £40 Paul Mapplebeck
Wed 19 Sep WINE & DINE –Australia Paul Mapplebeck
Wed 26 Sep Unusual Wines Helen Buckingham
Wed 3 Oct City – Blind Bubbly Ian McLaren
Wed 10 Oct SPECIAL – Red Burgundy Comparisons £40 Paul Mapplebeck
Wed 17 Oct WINE & DINE – China Wang Chong
Wed 24 Oct More from Chris’s Cellar Chris Smith
Wed 31 Oct Chile Ian McLaren
Wed 7 Nov City – Burgundy £25 Paul Mapplebeck
Wed 14 Nov SPECIAL – Dom de Vieux-Télégraph, Chateauneuf-du-Pape £40 Paul Mapplebeck
Wed 21 Nov WINE & DINE – De Bortoli Wines of Australia Ian McLaren
Wed 28 Nov Catena Zapata of Argentina Ian McLaren
Wed 5 Dec SPECIAL – Grahams Port back to 1955 £40 Paul Mapplebeck
Wed 12 Dec Christmas Party












































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