Charlemagne Wine Club

Charlemagne Wine Club        


Our next tasting is on 19 February 2018

The Wine Behind The Label with David Carter

We're going back to basics this month and thinking about what makes one wine different from another, does spending a little more on our wine guarantee a 'better' wine, and what is 'good' wine anyway?
There'll be something for everyone, no matter what level of knowledge you have, so do join us! And it's a special price of just £15!

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Attendance is by confirmed booking only.
For enquiries, bookings or to join our mailing list, please email

Charlemagne meetings are held at
The Forester, 2 Leighton Road, London W13 9EP
The Forester is by the junction of Northfield Avenue and Leighton Road, 400 yards south of the Uxbridge Road.

Shiraz from Henschke 'Hill of Grace'

Charlemagne Wine Club was founded in 1974 by a Mr Rogers who ran a wine business in Pitshanger Lane and had a particular interest in Burgundian wines. Charlemagne the Great was King of Burgundy - hence the Club's name. Please read John Ducker's historical appreciation of our club. for the whole story.
Charlemagne members share a common interest in learning about and tasting fine wines. All levels of knowledge and experience are represented. It helps if you can tell the difference between chardonnay and cabernet franc - but if you can't, you will learn!
Our professionally tutored programme includes both the popular and 'classic' regions of the wine world. Our tastings present an opportunity to try wines which you might not normally imbibe (such as lesser known wines not to be found in the supermarket, or because they are too pricey for ordinary drinking, and so on).

Bookings and Cancellations
Meetings are normally held on the third Monday in the month, and usually cost £20. We accept bookings only after the monthly newsletter has been sent out to the mailing list.
Paper copies of the newsletter are available on request. Spaces are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Email bookings will be confirmed by email, and we don't send out any tickets. Once a meeting is fully booked, we run a waiting list.
If you book but then will be unable to come, please do contact us. If you let us know by Thursday of the week before the meeting, you won't be charged. After that, unless we can reassign your booking to a wait-list member, you should expect to pay. Again, all email cancellations will be acknowledged.
You can attempt last minute bookings and cancellations by telephone to the number in the newsletter or on our Contact us page.
Charlemagne is a purely voluntary organisation, so we need to organise things simply for the committee's sake!


ISO wineglass ISO wineglass ISO wineglass We ask that you bring your own set of ISO glasses to tastings. A set of 6 will offer the advantage of allowing you to keep wines to see how they develop in the glass and also allow a separate water glass for cleansing the palate.
For those of you who do not already have any ISO tasting glasses, we can provide some for you to borrow or buy.
Please enquire at the time of booking and we will try and help.