Charlemagne Wine Club

Charlemagne Wine Club - Tastings Past & Future        

2019 Subject (click on subject for details) Presenter
20th OctoberNapa ValleyVivienne Franks
16th SeptemberRomania
AugustSummer break
JulySummer break
17th JuneCampaniaQuentin Sadler
20th MayRibera del DueroDavid Carter
15th AprilFont de Michelle, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, vertical tastingThe Club
18th MarchAlsaceVivienne Franks
18th FebruaryCabernet SauvignonPaul Mapplebeck
21st JanuaryAustriaNick Forth
2018 Subject (click on subject for details) Presenter
03rd DecemberChristmas Tasting
19th NovemberSouth AfricaJimmy Smith
15th OctoberAustralian TerroirDavid Carter
17th SeptemberSee the World DifferentlyDavid Carter
AugustSummer Break
JulySummer Break
18th JuneNot the World CupDavid Carter
21st MayTuscany v Piedmont: Battle of the GiantsAlivini Wines
16th AprilGermanyDavid Carter
19th MarchGreeceChristos Ioannou
19th FebruaryThe Wine Behind The LabelDavid Carter
15th JanuaryAffordable BordeauxPaul Mapplebeck
2017 Subject (click on subject for details) Presenter
04th DecemberChristmas tasting
20th NovemberMornington Peninsula, AustraliaDavid Carter
16th OctoberTejo, PortugalAndrew Price
AugustNo tasting - summer break
JulyNo tasting - summer break
19th JuneBolney Wine Estate, SussexChris Seigle
15th MayThe Innocent PalatePaul Mapplebeck
24th AprilDouroDavid Carter
20th MarchMaremma, TuscanyAndrew Price
20th FebruaryQuirky BurgundyAndrew Hooper of Lea and Sandeman
17th JanuaryNew World Winemakers at M&SDavid Carter
2016 Subject (click on subject for details) Presenter
18th JanuaryLanguedocGraham Tigg
15th FebruaryRhone-ing Around the WorldDavid Carter
21st MarchRegional ItalyNick Forth
18th April Bordeaux by HalvesPaul Mapplebeck
15th MayAustraliaRobert Woodhead of Red Squirrel Wine
20th JuneNew Zealand: The Inside Story Brett Jones
18th JulyCroatian Fine WinesCraig Duggan
7th SeptemberFrom Anjou to ChinonDavid Carter
17th OctoberSouth Africa: Sunshine in a BottleDavid Carter
21st NovemberFortified Wines John Douglas
6th DecemberChristmas tasting At Momento Restaurant
2015 Subject (click on subject for details) Presenter
19th JanuaryRioja:Reserva and Gran ReservaDavid Carter
16th FebruaryBordeaux by HalvesPaul Mapplebeck
16th MarchRomaniaRichard Bost
20th AprilSouth AfricaSA Wines Online
MayNo tasting
15th JunePortugalDavid Carter
20th JulyWine ChampionsClub tasting
AugustSummer break - no tasting
14th SeptemberUnusual SpainQuentin Sadler
19th OctoberHungaryJohn Ducker
16th NovemberPaola TichPaola Tich of Park and Bridge
07th DecemberChristmas Cheese and WineClub tasting
2014 Subject (click on subject for details) Presenter
20th JanuaryThe RhôneDavid Carter
17th FebruaryBordeauxPaul Mapplebeck
17th MarchSouthwest FranceBrett Jones
14th AprilArgentinaNick Smith of Cupari Wines
19th MayThe JuraWink Lorch
16th JuneLong Island/Finger LakesSue Chambers
21st JulySpainQuentin Sadler
AugustSummer break - no tasting
15th SeptemberSix States of AustraliaPaul Mapplebeck
20th OctoberForgotten RegionsRobert Woodhead of Red Squirrel Wine
17th NovemberGrenacheDavid Carter
8th December Christmas: Food and Wine matching
2013 Subject (click on subject for details) Presenter
21st JanuaryFine Wines of BordeauxPaul Mapplebeck
18th FebruaryBeaujolais and MâconnaisDoug Harrison
18th MarchLanguedocGraham Tigg
15th April Piedmont Julia Barnaby of Piedmont Food and Wine
20th May Chile David Carter
17th June English wines from Wine Pantry Julia Stafford
15th July Fine Red and White Burgundy Paul Mapplebeck
16th SeptemberSwiss and Austrian wines Joelle Nebbe-Mornod of Nick Dobson Wines
21st October Sicily Vivienne Franks
18th November Vintage Port John Ducker
9th December Christmas: Food and Wine matching
2012 Subject (click on subject for details) Presenter
16th JanuaryChateau Musar vertical tastingSandy Leckie
20th FebruaryAffordable BordeauxChristos Ioannou
19th MarchSouthern Rhône and Vieux TélégraphePaul Mapplebeck
AprilSorry, no tasting
21st MayItaly's answer to Champagne - fine sparkling wines of Northern ItalyJean Harris
18th JuneSouth Africa Keith Grainger
16th JulySauvignon Blanc and Pinot NoirHarrison's Wines
17th SeptemberNew York Finger LakesQuentin Sadler
15th OctoberWines for Spice Warren Edwardes
19th NovemberSparkling and Party winesLea & Sandeman
10th DecemberChristmas: Food and Wine matching
2011 Subject (click on subject for details) Presenter
17th JanuarySouthern Rhône - Value for MoneyPaul Mapplebeck
21st FebruaryWeird and Wonderful - wines from less usual grape varietiesPaula Sindberg
21st MarchSangioveseSarajane Bartlett of Colasanti
18th AprilAustria
Linn Rothstein of Merry Widows Wine
16th MayBurgundy UnearthedChristos Ioannou
20th JuneRioja Alavesa and the hidden gems of Northern SpainQuentin Sadler
18th JulyPyrenees to Provence - wines from the mediterranean coast of FranceJohn Ducker
19th SeptemberSavoie Wink Lorch
17th OctoberMediterranean MedleyLena Inger
21st NovemberAustralian Terroir and AgingPaul Mapplebeck
12th DecemberChristmas: Food and Wine matching
2010 Subject (click on subject for details) Presenter
18th JanuarySouthern Rhone - Clos des PapesPaul Mapplebeck
15th FebruaryDavid vs GoliathChristos Ioannou
15th MarchVeneto - ValpolicellaDavid Carter
AprilSorry, no tasting
17th MaySouth Africa vs New Zealand from Great Wine OnlinePenny Heyes & Mark Neil
21st JuneCabernet Franc - the Loire Valley ProjectLindsay Oram
19th JulyUp in the air - Wines from airlines Nick Forth
20th SeptemberLatest vintages from Eastern USARobin Hall
18th OctoberHungaryVivienne Franks
15th NovemberSouth Africa - A Platter selectionDavid Carter
13th DecemberChristmas: Food and Wine matching
2009 Subject (click on subject for details) Presenter
January 19thAffordable BurgundyLena Inger
February 16thCool climate Australian winesChristos Ioannou
March 16thNot-so-affordable BordeauxPaul Mapplebeck
April 20thArgentinaWink Lorch
May 11thAustrian SpecialitiesWilli Opitz
June 15thGone with the Wine(d) - Southeast USARobin Hall
July 20thSouth AfricaKeith Grainger
September 21stBiodynamic and Organic WinesTim Syrad
October 19thNew ZealandJeroboams
November 16thModern Greek Wines from Greek Wine ExperienceNick Kontarines
December 14th Christmas: Food and Wine matching
2008 Subject (click on subject for details) Presenter
January 20thFine ClaretsPaul Mapplebeck
February 18thChileChristos Ioannou
March 17thiVintnersMartin Bates
AprilSorry, no tasting
May 19thSpain & PortugalJohn Douglas
June 23rdGrant Burge (Barossa Valley)Quentin Sadler
July 21stDessert Wines Sandy Leckie
September 15thLoire ValleyLindsay Oram
October 20thAustrian WinesVivienne Franks
November 17thFlying WinemakingHenry Laithwaite
December 1st Christmas: Food and Wine matching
2007 Subject (click on subject for details) Presenter
January 15thTreasures of the Austro-Hungarian EmpirePaul Mapplebeck
February 19thBordeauxChristos Ioannou
March 17thThe new regions of ChileDavid Carter
April 16thFrance vs New WorldDavid Carter
May 19thAlsace & Bio-dynamique viticultureFreddy Price
June 23rdNew Zealand (Hatch Mansfield)Quentin Sadler
July 21stViognierSandy Leckie
September 15thRhone RangersLena Inger
October 20thUruguayWink Lorch
November 17thPacific NothWestPatricia Stefanowicz MW
December 15th Christmas: Food and Wine matching
2006 Subject (click on subject for details) Presenter
JanuaryChampagne and other sparklersJohn Ducker
FebruaryWines of Eastern FranceWink Lorch
MarchHenschkePaul Mapplebeck
AprilWine RackJimmy Smith
MayPaul Cluver EstatePaul Cluver
JuneTuscany and ChiantiVivienne Franks
JulyGreece Mary Pateras
SeptemberLaymont and ShawJohn Douglas
OctoberWines of Southwest FranceQuentin Sadler
November 13thPortWill Parker
December 11thMediterranean food and wineThe Club
2005 Subject (click on subject for details) Presenter
JanuaryThe Island wines of ItalyJohn Ducker
FebruaryFine Red BurgundyPaul Mapplebeck
MarchBoutique Wineries of AustraliaDavid McDonnell
AprilRhone wines from Berry Bros & RuddAlun Griffiths MW
MayRiojaJohn Douglas
JuneMeet the winemaker - Red Hill EstateMichael Kyberd
JulySummer Wines and FoodThe Club
SeptemberPic Wines - LanguedocJulie Statham
OctoberFine White BurgundyLena Inger
NovemberAlpha Domus - New ZealandChristos Ioannou
December Chateau Beaucastel Sandy Leckie
2004 Subject (click on subject for details) Presenter
JanuaryThe Wines of GreeceMary Pateras
FebruarySouth AmericaWink Lorch
MarchNebbioloDennis Van Duuren
AprilBordeaux AppellationsPaul Mapplebeck
MayDomaine Ste RoseCharles Simpson
JuneWimbledon Wine CellarStuart Rae
JulyEnglish WinesJulia Trustram Eve
SeptemberUnusual Grape VarietiesLena Inger
OctoberSouth AfricaVivienne Franks
NovemberPortugalDavid Carter
December Christmas Claret Christos Ioannou
2003 Subject (click on subject for details) Presenter
JanuaryA Personal SelectionJohn Ducker
FebruaryPortugalJohn Douglas
MarchFirst Growth ClaretSandy Leckie
AprilCote Rotie and Syrah/ViognierDavid Carter
MayAlsacePaul Mapplebeck
JuneJust DessertsThe Club
JulyOld World - New WorldPhilip MacGregor
SeptemberBurgundyLena Inger
OctoberAdelaide HillsDavid Carter
NovemberLanguedocGraham Tigg
December Christmas Wine and Cheese David Carter
2002 Subject (click on subject for details) Presenter
JanuaryRhône - Côtes and VillagesDavid Carter
FebruaryPortugalJohn Douglas
MarchChâteau PotensacSandy Leckie
AprilRieslingFreddy Price
MayAffordable Burgundy ?David Carter
JuneAround ItalyWimbledon Wine Cellar
JulyStaying Cool: The Pacific NorthwestJohn Ducker
SeptemberLena’s LoireLena Inger
OctoberWhat’s New at Waitrose ?Simon Hayward
November“Rising Stars” – Hewitson and Wither HillsDavid Carter
December “It’s Christmas” – a seasonal tasting