Helen brought three Argentinian Malbecs to our October meeting. They all tasted quite different and for once our ratings reflected the price: we gave top score to the Cantena Malbec at £13.99 from Majestic. Peter is scheduled to bring a selection of reds from South Africa to our next meeting on November 16th, and Pat is getting the wine for our food and wine evening on December 14th: food details will be agreed on November 16th. We have agreed the programme for next year and after fifteen years I am giving up leadership of the group. Jonathan and Naomi Shaw will be taking over from me after the December meeting. Michael Switzer.