Central London Wine Society

Venue: The Civil Service Club, 15 Great Scotland Yard, SW1A 2HJ
Meetings: Usually second and third Wednesdays of the Month, Starts 6.30pm. Some Restaurant vists in the first week of the month.
Contact: CLWSbook@ukwineclub.org.uk
Chair: Ian McLaren 07853806750
Membership: Open to all no membership fee - register for the e-newsletters at Clive.Page@cantab.net
Cost of Events: Standard £30, Special £50 (can vary)
Typical Attendance: 15

Club Information

There are normally two meetings a month at the Civil Service Club, usually one standard and one special. The special tastings normally include some wines worth over £100 a bottle. Normally, 9 or 10 wines are shown. Members sometime organise Bring -a-Bottle meetings at Restaurants in the first week of the month. These normally start at 7pm, and may be anywhere in London. All meetings are hosted by members, who provide the wines.There is an AGM and Xmas Social, usually on the second Wednesday in December. The Club provides glasses, and rools and butter.

Attendees are asked to speak about the wines being tasted (a 'pass' is acceptable) and score the wines at the end of the evening.

To book, you will need to send a bank transfer for the cost of the evening in advance. For details, contact CLWSbook@ukwineclub.org.uk. Refunds will be given for cancellations with at least three days notice.

There is a weekly e-newsletter outlining upcoming tastings, and a bi-monthly summary of the wines tasted. Programmes are circulated on a regular basis - we try to fix meeting themes and hosts about 6 months ahead.

A Tasting of South American Wines

Members enjoying a tasting of Wines from Virginia



Programme 2024
Tue 2 July Suruchi N1 BAB Food £20 Tony Glazier
Wed 10 Jul Promotion to the 1855 Bordeaux Classification £25 Barrie Austin
Wed 17 Jul 2008 Vintage £30 Trevor Sharot
Wed 24 Jul Great Winemakers – Nicholas Catena Zapata, Mendoza £30 Ian McLaren
Wed 31 Jul No meeting  
TUE 6 Aug The Laundry SW9 Bring a Good Bottle Ian McLaren
Wed 14 Aug Interesting Pairs £30 Chris Smith
Wed 21 Aug Wines of Uruguay £25 Ian McLaren
Wed 28 Aug No meeting  
Wed 4 Sep Restaurant tba  
Wed 11 Sep Special – Spain £40 Trevor Sharot
Wed 18 Sep Wines of Lebanon £30 Ian McLaren
Wed 25 Sep No meeting  
Wed 2 Oct Restaurant tba  
Wed 9 Oct Special – Is Yquem the Best? £50
(Blind Tasting of Botrytised Wines)
Bernard Lamb
Wed 16 Oct North-West Spain £30 Gary White
Wed 23 Oct Mostly Wines from the Last Century Barrie Austin
Wed 30 Oct No meeting  
Wed 6 Nov Restaurant  
Wed 13 Nov Special: 2009 Clarets plus 1998 Ch Margaux £50 Peter Haywood
Wed 20 Nov La Loire £30 Trevor Sharot
Wed 27 Nov Possible Claret Special  
Wed 4 Dec Special – 1985 Vintage Port £50 Ed Smith
Wed 11 Dec AGM & Christmas Social  
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