Charlemagne Wine Club - 2016 Tastings

21st November 2016

Fortified Wines with John Douglas

Many members will be familiar with John Douglas, a long-standing friend of the Club who has presented on numerous occasions. He has a wealth of wine knowledge and experience, particularly about the wines of Spain and Portugal.

To get us in the mood for the approaching festive season, this month John will be presenting a selection of fortified wines.

The focus will be on the well-known areas of Sherry, Madeira and Port, but with an emphasis on wood-aged wines and coverage of less well-known styles.

The Sherries will be examples of old solera wines, while Port and Madeira will have examples of colheitas (wines produced from a single vintage), as well as some single quinta wines from the Douro.

The cost is £25 per person, a little more than the norm for Charlemagne but the Club will be subsidising the wine so it is good value and will support a local restaurant!