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Welcome to the University of Southampton Wine Club Tasting Website

Organising Committee:

Peter Smith (Chair)
Hugh Davis (Webmaster and ex-chair)
Stephen Edwards
Dave Blake
Maureen Smith
Su White
Peter and Valerie Davill (Treasurers)
Neil and Jenny Wells (Deputy Treasurers)

Announcements

Here are the dates for tastings in 2017/18: Click here.

Here are some guidelines for those presenting a tasting, or thinking of doing so: Click here.

Purpose

The growing number of wine enthusiasts now have a wine club which provides a forum for beginners and experts alike. The University of Southampton Staff Club Wine Society welcomes all interested in wine to meet on a regular basis. (We welcome staff, students and people from outside the university - there is no formal membership - just get your name om the email list)
HOW TO GET YOUR NAME ON THE EMAIL LIST.

The main motivations are:
  • to have fun
  • a dose of education
  • social interaction with other club members
  • getting to know new wines
  • being able to sample wines which would be too expensive otherwise
We have different kinds of sessions:
  • Comparative sessions
  • grape varieties: sample wines of different grape varieties
  • vintages: sample same wine from different vintages
  • regions: same grape variety, different regions/countries
  • invited sessions, where wine merchants present their range
  • supermarket sessions: bring your own
  • whatever the members desire

Wine Club Etiquette:

To cover the cost of acquiring the wines, biscuits etc. we charge a fee of £15 per session. Any profit the club makes is used to enhance the quality of the wines in tasting.

We control very carefully the number of people attending tastings - based on the number of bottles of each wine we have bought, and in order to keep the cost down. Often tastings are over-subscribed, so you need to reserve places - usually fast! So we have an etiquette.

  • We require that in order to attend a tasting that you reserve place(s) for named people using the above website
  • You will receive a confirmation email
  • This email tells you how to cancel the reservation if you need to up till the day before the tasting
  • If you have to cancel on the day of the tasting, please try to either send along a replacement or contact Hugh (hcd@ecs.soton.ac.uk, x23669) or Peter (peters@soton.ac.uk) to allocate a reserve. But we reserve the right to ask you to pay for your places if we are unable to re-allocate.

Previous Tasting Notes

    Here are details of the wines presented at the tasting on 5th May 2017: Click here.

    Here are details of the whiskies presented at the tasting of Indian whisky on 20th Jan 2017: Click here.

    Here are details of the wines presented at the tasting on 6th Jan 2017: Click here.

    Here are details of the sake presented at the tasting on 16th Dec 2016: Click here.

    Here are details of the wines tasted at the tasting on 4th Nov 2016: Click here.

    Here are details of the wines tasted at the tasting on 30 September 2016: Click here.

    Here are details of the wines tasted during the 2015/16 tasting year: Click here.

    Here are details of the wines tasted during the 2014/15 tasting year: Click here.

    Here are details of the wines tasted in tastings before the 2014/15 tasting year: Click here.

Wine Club Accounts and AGM minutes

Accounts for previous years (which also provide a record of previous tastings):
 
Please find below a list of forthcoming wine tasting sessions and ticket availability: