Olivier Leflaive

5 November 2019 9:00 pm

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Burgundy, France

You might recognise our next producer from Harry and Meghan’s Royal Wedding, but Olivier Leflaive has been one of the most recognisable names in Burgundy, producing some of the finest whites of Côte de Beaune.  Founded in 1984, Olivier took the expertise from his family’s estate, Domaine Leflaive, to make his own mark. Using wines from their own vineyards and those bought from carefully selected plots, they create wines with excellent elegance and finesse.  Please join us for this exciting tasting!

Please note: we will be implementing a ballot system for this event. Register below for tickets before 6pm Thursday 31 October (you will not be charged). We will then randomly allocate tickets and if successful you will receive a link for payment. Please pay before 10pm, Friday 1 November, otherwise your tickets will be reallocated. Limit of 1 ticket per transaction, members-only.

 

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Darwin College, Silver St, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 9EU, United Kingdom


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Gramona Dinner

6 November 2019 6:00 pm

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Cava, Spain

Gramona is Spain’s leading producer of sparkling wines and is acknowledged to be the finest of all Cava Houses.  It was voted among the Top 100 Wineries of 2010 in Wines & Spirits magazine.  Jaume and Xavier Gramona, both trained in oenology, aim to redefine the reputation of Cava, taking advantage of the best locations and an approach to winemaking that promotes extensive ageing and low sugar – most of their wines are aged for a minimum of 30 months.  They craft a range of wines celebrated for their complex, rich, autolytic house style while also promoting a high level of sustainability, farming organically and biodynamically. Please join us for a gastronomic evening with Gramona!


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RECEPTION

Gramona Argent White 2014

STARTER

Gramona Fontjui Xarel-lo 2016

  • Citrus cured mackerel, potato and horseradish salad, avocado, compressed apple, sourdough, caviar, and radish
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  • Beetroot risotto (ve), compressed granny smith, puffed pumpkin seeds, pea shoots

INTERMEDIATE

Gramona Imperial Brut 2014

  • Seared XXL Scallop, lemongrass, ginger and dashi jelly, compressed cucumber, lime gel, scallop roe cracker
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  • Mushroom tagliatelle (v), confit egg yolk, parsley emulsion, crispy panko, poached king oyster mushroom

MAIN

Gramona Enoteca Brut Nature 2004

  • Roasted breast of duck, leg meat, parsnip purée and crisps, baby beetroot, boulangère potato, duck sauce
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  • Truffle and winter squash pithivier (v), horseradish pomme purée, honey roasted parsnip, smoked kale, redcurrant jus

CHEESE

Gramona Celler Batlle Brut 2009

  • Served with assorted crackers, grapes, celery, and chutney

DESSERT

Gramona III Lustros Brut Nature 2012

  • Burnt honey cheesecake, golden raisin purée, lemon raisins, shortbread, rum ice cream

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Alain Graillot

11 November 2019 9:00 pm

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Rhône, France

Located in the appellation of Crozes-Hermitage in the Northern Rhône, Alain Graillot founded his domaine in 1985 and quickly became one of the most in-demand producers in the region for his robust Syrah-based wines.  Alain is a highly respected winemaker from the valley whose wines grace the lists of France’s finest restaurants. His wines are clean and characterful, fruit-forward, but structured, with richness and a crisp acidity lending remarkable longevity.  Come and taste some exciting Crozes-Hermitage wines!

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Eyrie Vineyards

19 November 2019 9:00 pm

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Oregon, USA

One of the original historic wine estates in Oregon, Eyrie Vineyards was founded in 1965 in the Dundee Hills AVA of the Willamette Valley by David Lett, known locally as ‘Papa Pinot’.  They produced the first Pinot Gris in the United States, and in 1975, produced the first American Pinot Noir that competed successfully against the renowned Burgundy Pinot noir. Their ‘gentle touch’ philosophy has created an elegant wine that truly expresses the variety and place but which also possesses a legendary aging ability.  Please join us in tasting this historic wine!

 

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Vega Sicilia

26 November 2019 7:30 pm

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Ribera del Duero, Spain

Vega Sicilia, Spain’s most famous winery, is Spain’s answer to ‘first growth’.  This prestigious estate was founded in 1864 by Don Eloy Lecanda y Chaves and is currently owned by the Álvarez family.  It was the original Spanish wine to be collected and coveted worldwide. Combining superb raw materials with a meticulous approach to vinification, their wines show great restraint in youth but also have unlimited cellaring potential.  Join us in tasting these illustrious wines!

Please note: we will be implementing a ballot system for this event. Register below for tickets before 6pm Thursday 21 November (you will not be charged).

We will then randomly allocate tickets and if successful you will receive a link for payment. Please pay before 10pm, Friday 22 November, otherwise your tickets will be reallocated. Limit of 1 ticket per transaction, members-only.

 

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St John's College, St Johns st, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1TP, United Kingdom


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Château Guiraud

2 December 2019 9:00 pm

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Sauternes, France

Château Guiraud is a Premier Cru Classé Sauternes estate, transformed in 1981 by Hamilton Narby into one of the finest Sauternes properties.  Guiraud’s vineyards are planted with 65% Sémillon and 35% Sauvignon Blanc. Despite the high proportion of Sauvignon Blanc in their blend, their wines are astonishingly rich with fresh acidity and among the finest in Sauternes.  Come enjoy a sweet wine tasting with us!

 

Please note: we will be implementing a ballot system for this event. Register below for tickets before 6pm Wednesday 27 November (you will not be charged).

We will then randomly allocate tickets and if successful you will receive a link for payment. Please pay before 10pm, Thursday 28 November, otherwise, your tickets will be reallocated. Limit of 1 ticket per transaction, members-only.

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Bodega Garzón

13 January 2020 9:00 pm

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  • Uruguay

Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s New World Winery of the Year 2018, Bodega Garzón is a boutique winery located in the Uruguayan coastal province of Maldonado. 

Established in 2007 by Alejandro Bulgheroni and his wife, Bettina, they believed it would become a Tuscany-like wine region. With Italian winemaker Alberto Antonini, they produce limited-production, premium wines from their sustainably-grown grapes. 

Come join us in tasting their portfolio of wines that reflect the vineyards of Uruguay!

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Darwin College, Silver St, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 9EU, United Kingdom


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Dry River

22 January 2020 9:00 pm

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Martinborough, New Zealand

Dry River is one of five wineries in The Martinborough Terrace that help define the unique qualities of this appellation. It was established in 1979 by Dr Neil and Dawn McCallum and was sold to Julien Robertson and Reg Oliver in 2003. However, Neil remained onboard as chief winemaker until his retirement in 2011. 

In 2013, Wilco Lam took over as chief winemaker, continuing to build the reputation of one of New Zealand’s most iconic and pioneering wineries, making wines of optimal phenolic ripeness, distinct from many others in New Zealand. 

Join us to taste Dry River’s characteristic wines!

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St John's College, St Johns st, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1TP, United Kingdom


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Thirsty & Hungry Cambridge

30 January 2020 7:00 pm

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King Street, Cambridge

You’ve probably heard of Thirsty for their craft beer, nightly food trucks, and biergarten, but did you know they also do wine?  Join us at their King Street location, Thirsty & Hungry, to sample some of their English wine collection – and perhaps find a new favourite to make use of that CUWS 10% discount!  Some super tasty English cheeses will also be provided!

 

 

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Ukrainian Wine Tasting

5 February 2020 9:00 pm

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Ukrainian Wines. Have you ever heard anything about them? Ever tried a Telti Kuruk or Odessa Black Grape?  First of all, yes, Ukrainian wines do exist! And secondly, they can be absolutely amazing; sparkling, red, white, and even orange. The country offers a little bit of everything, despite the fact that it has only just started its journey into high-quality wines. This evening will be led by Evgeniya Nikolaichuk, the first person to earn DipWSET in Ukraine and a co-owner of a chain of wine bars. She is especially passionate about promoting local wines and offers a treasure trove of information about them. With her, we’ll be tasting six wines of different styles while learning a bit about the history of Ukraine and its wine industry.

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St John's College, St Johns st, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1TP, United Kingdom


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