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Discover the Great Italian Wines

  • May 17, 2013 · 8:30 PM
  • venue to be decided, somewhere in Nottingham

 Our wine-tasting club is now running well : we were 11 participants at the previous wine tasting of Chenin blanc (Loire Valley versus South Africa), even though only 2 persons from meet-up turned up. I guess the "word of mouth" is working then.


Our next session will revolve around what Italy has best to offer in terms of red wine. We will explore the some of the most renowned areas where red wine is grown, including  Toscany (Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, the Super Toscans), Piemonte (Barolo and Barbaresco) and Veneto (Valpolicella and Amarone di Valpolicella).

The date has been postponed to the 17th of May (instead of the 3rd) because several participants could not confirm their availability on this bank holiday week-end. I guess then that the next one will take place two/three weeks later, i.e. the 7th of June.

The venue has not yet been defined, because i heard several proposals should we want to expand into a bigger club (my living can just fit 12 people). I welcome your proposals then (If any).


See you on the 17th of may and do not hesitate to make any suggestion on the programme or the content of the on-coming sessions.




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  • Emma T

    it was a great evening. Lovely people, lovely wines, thanks for letting us all descend on you!

    May 18, 2013

    • Emmanuel

      Thanks Emma, it was a lovely evening indeed. I'm thinking of launchin another wine session next saturday, if you 're free (on top of the wine on Rose wine)

      May 19, 2013

    • Emma T

      that sounds good, let me know...& if I come a second time I think I'll be called a regular ;)

      May 20, 2013

  • Anne V.

    A really nice evening. Wines were delicious, we talked about them a lot and it was fun but there was time and space for other conversations with a nice mix of people. Fabulous refreshing evening. When is the next one ?!

    May 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My partner has badly burned his arm - QMC A&E delights an' all! Won't be able to make tonight - drat!

    May 17, 2013

  • Emmanuel

    Thanks Emma, but we are fine for glasses. We even have spitting buckets for those who want to do proper wine tasting to the very end.. See you tonight

    May 17, 2013

  • Emma T

    Are you ok for glasses? Or did you want us to bring any?

    May 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wondering if the venue had been decided for Friday evening?

    May 15, 2013

  • Emma T

    Hi, I'd like to bring a friend Ruth.

    May 9, 2013

  • Helen T.

    Hi Emmanuel,

    Sorry not to be able to make it this time, but will be away.

    Hope to make the next one though.


    May 5, 2013

  • Karen H

    Sorry not to be able to join you for the Italian tasting hoping for next time.

    May 3, 2013

  • Emma T

    Hi, is there a format to the evening? So do you provide wine & we all give you some money or do we all bring wine?
    Afraid I wont be able to make 7th June, but could make any other Friday!

    April 23, 2013

    • Emmanuel

      The next session will be on the 17th of may. The format is that I buy 6 to 8 bottles (between 15 and 50£) a bottle and everybody participates to the overall budget paying 15£ a head. The sessions are planned for 10 to 12 people, so the wine budget for the evening is approximately 150 to 180£. This assumes that everybody turns up. Hope it's clearer, and looking forward to seeing you soon

      April 26, 2013

    • Emma T

      that sounds great, thanks

      April 27, 2013

  • Emma T

    Hi, I'm hoping to come to this, but I've got something on on the 17th, so I'm looking to see if I can change that, as I would like to come to this!

    April 21, 2013

  • Anne V.

    Thanks Emmanuel. my husband Parag would love to join as well. See you, anne

    April 16, 2013

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