Drop-in session

9 February 2020 3:00 pm

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CUWS invites you to our Lent term Drop-in with the Cambridge Wine Merchants at the University Centre Wine Bar. Whether you are a connoisseur or just wine-curious this is a great chance to taste some delicious wines from the CWM range, reconnect with old friends and meet new members.

Entry is **£5** online or on the door (cash only) and you can stay as long as you wish!

The wine bar is on the Ground floor of the University Centre which is by Scudamore punts near Queens’. The entrance to the University Centre is close to the Doubletree Hilton hotel. maps.google.com

Once capacity is reached, we will be operating a one in, one out policy.  Priority will be given to those who have booked in advance.

Wine List

*10% off all retail prices below with your wine society card

  • Deutz Classic Brut NV – £39.99
  • Jansz Premium Rosé NV Tasmania – £17.99
  • Dom. Gayda Figure Libre Chenin Blanc Pays D’oc 2017 – £17.99
  • Kilikanoon Pearce Road Semillon, Clare Valley 2016 – £19.99
  • Ch. Rives-Blanques Cuvée Odyssée Chardonnay, Limoux AOC 2018 – £15.99
  • Max. Ferd Richter Graacher Domprobst Riesling Kabinett Feinherb 2014 – £16.99
  • Ch. La Chapelle D’Espagnet St Emilion Grand Cru 2015 – £17.99
  • Gibson Barossa Valley Shiraz 2004 – £19.99
  • Luis Canas Rioja Reserva 2014 – £26.99
  • Amalaya Gran Corte Malbec/Cabernet Franc 2016 – £16.99
  • Roger Sabon Chateauneuf Du Pape Cuvée Reserve 2015 – £32.99
  • Disznoko Tokaji Late Harvest 2017 – £15.99

Event Location

Venue:  

Address:
The University Centre, Granta Place, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1RU, United Kingdom


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S.E.R.V.E. Winery

11 February 2020 9:00 pm

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Romania

Located in Southern Romania in the Dealu Mare DOC, S.E.R.V.E., which stands for Societatea Euro Română de Vinuri de Excepţie (The Society for Exceptional Euro-Romanian Wines), is the first independent wine-making company in post-Communist Romania. 

Established in 1993 by Count Guy Tyrel de Poix, owner of Domaine Peraldi in Corsica, S.E.R.V.E. was also the first winery in Romania to make a dry rose. They grow many international grape varieties along with some native varieties, including Fetească Neagră, a rather challenging grape to grow (which the Count particularly admired).  The winery is now under his wife Mihaela’s direction with Louis Herade de Breuil as winemaker. 

Please join us for this special evening!

Event Location

Venue:  

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


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We are co-hosting a joint event with the Cambridge University French Society this term.  Expect all the fun mingling and amazing wines of one of our drop-ins, but this time, there will be French Society members and French cheese!  Yum!

Event Location

Venue:  

Address:
The University Centre, Granta Place, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1RU, United Kingdom


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Querciabella

2 March 2020 9:00 pm

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*CANCELLED*

Unfortunately, due to travel restrictions now in place in Italy, the producer will no longer be able to hold this tasting. We hope to arrange an alternative date in the future.

Tuscany, Italy

Querciabella, ‘beautiful oak’ in Italian, responsible for one of the most acclaimed Italian whites, Batàr, and also many Maremma wines, is one of the most innovative wineries in Italy.  Sebastiano Castiglioni with South African winemaker Manfred Ing spearheads vegan and biodynamic practices on the estate in Chianti to produce some of the purest expressions of Chianti Classico.  Founded in 1974 by Sebastiano’s father, Guiseppe, the Querciabella of today reflects the commitment of father and son to protecting the terroir and traditions of Tuscan wine. We hope you can join us for this exciting tasting!

This event has a very limited number of places available and so will be a balloted event for members only

Tickets will be restricted to one per member.

 

 

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Hamilton Russell

6 March 2020 11:30 am

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South Africa

Hamilton Russell Vineyards have set the standard in South African wine for quality and sophistication with their hugely successful Burgundian-style wines. 

Produced only from Burgundian Pinot Noir and Chardonnay varieties, their wines are true expressions of the terroir and remain both restrained yet complex. Come join us in welcoming owners Anthony Hamilton Russell and his wife Olive in tasting their wines, which are widely regarded as the best in South Africa and among the best in the New World.

Please note that due to producer availability this tasting is at 11.30am on Friday 6 March.

Event Location

Venue:  

Address:
The University Centre, Granta Place, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1RU, United Kingdom


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  • Dress code: Black Tie
  • Timings: Pre-dinner drinks start at 7pm in the Old Music Room. Dinner will begin in the Wordsworth Room at 7:30pm.

MENU

APERITIF

– Allendorf Riesling Brut 2015 –

STARTER

– Château de Saint Cosme, Le Poste, Côtes du Rhône 2010 –

Pinney’s of Orford Wester Ross Smoked Scottish Salmon

with watercress and rocket leaves tossed in Quinta dos Murcos Estate extra virgin olive oil and unwaxed lemon, hot avocado and buckwheat

OR

Spinach Parcel (v)

with coconut harissa sauce and kale, avocado and pomegranate salad

SECOND

Beetroot Tartare (v)

Finely diced beetroot with sweet balsamic in a ring, topped with avocado cream and herbs, basil oil and beetroot crisps oil

THIRD

– Château de Saint Cosme, Gigondas 2012 –

Terrine of Duck and Pork Shoulder, wrapped in Pastry

with pistachios, rhubarb chutney and dressed salad of oranges, pineapple and endive leaves

OR

Roasted Celeriac (v)

with mung beans, forestiere fricassee and tarragon oil

MAIN

– Château de Beaucastel 2007

– Clos des Papes 2007

Pan Fried Local Peppered Venison Fillet

with sweet and sour red onions, grand veneur sauce

OR

Spinach, Lentil and Courgette Shepherd’s Pie (v)

topped with creamy potatoes and cheddar gorge cheese and served with braised spiced butter beans

CHEESE

– Domaine du Pegau, Chateauneuf du Pape 2004 –

A careful selection of 3 Artisan Farmhouse British and Irish Cheeses

with peeled celery, grapes, wheat wafers and dessert bowl

Event Location

Venue:  

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


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