Wine Explorers


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Melanie Nash 07939 872204    


Wine Explorers – March 2020

At our February meeting we blind tasted 4 South African wines made from 4 different grape varieties. None of us were very successful in identifying the Merlot, Shiraz, Pinotage or Malbec but we were all able to tell which were the most and least expensive wine. Our favourite was the Gabb Family Malbec 2017 at […]

Wine Explorers – February 2020

Our first meeting of the new decade saw us sampling offerings from Eastern Europe all purchased from Majestic as part of their Mix six. We tried two merlots: one from Bulgaria and the other from Romania. Of these we preferred the darker Stone Arka Merlot from Bulgaria priced at £7.99 but the extremely good value […]

Wine Explorers – January 2020

At our December meeting we had a Christmas party and all brought along snacks to share. We blind tasted four types of bubbly: champagne, cremant de Bourgogne, Prosecco and Cava. We then had a quiz to identify which was which and how much it cost. One member scored 100% but the rest of us were […]

Wine Explorers

In October we compared New and Old World red wines made from the Malbec grape variety. This time it was a very close run thing between an Argentinian wine, Dos Minas costing £8.99 from Majestic (if purchased as one of 6 mixed bottles), and a French wine from the Cahors region, Latis Reserve costing £10.99. […]

Wine Explorers – September

 With help from Naomi and Jonathan Shaw a new wine group has been established. Wine Explorers will be meeting on a Monday evening each month to sample a variety of wines and enjoy a sociable evening together. At their first meeting in August hosted by the Shaws the group compared two New World and two […]