Dulwich Wine Society

nue: The Rosendale, 65 Rosendale Road, West Dulwich, SE21 8EZ
Meetings: Weekly, 40 weeks per year, Wednesday evenings 7.30-10
Contact: Chairman: Colin Wagstaffe chairman @dulwich-wine-society.co.uk
or Seceraty: Tim Haverhand mail@dulwich-wine-society.co.uk
Membership: Open, guests welcome
Membership Fee: £45 per session (3 sessions per year)
Cost of Events: £15 per evening, £25 if guest or session fee not paid. Occasional premium tastings.
Typical Attendance: 25-30

Club Information

The Objects of the Society, which was formed in 1991, shall be to educate the members in the tasting and study of wine

There is a friendly atmosphere, age range 21 to 80 (although probably average is 50), beginners and those who like to try wines but don’t know a lot about them, through to IWC judges and Diploma holders, about 50-50 male/female. Tastings are given by educators, members, merchants, wine makers etc.

We have an annual Easter trip to vineyard region (usually French), organised by the society with attendance of about 25-30 people each year.

Dulwich Wine Society speakers available

A number of Dulwich Wine Society members are experienced speakers who are available to lead tastings for other wine societies etc.

Greville Havenhand

Greville is a former BBC journalist and now writes on wines for dulwichonview.org.uk He specialises in South West France, Burgundy , Alsace , wines from unexpected places, and biodynamic wines.   He has given talks to Central London Wine Society, NEWTS, East Grinstead Wine Society,  Deal Wine Society, Canterbury Wine Society and The Dulwich Society.

John Townley

Having completed his WSET Diploma, John obviously liked the place so much, he decided to stay on and is now the Quality Assurance manager at the Wine and Spirit Education Trust. John has recently given talks on the wines of Tasmania and Macon for various local groups, as well as an introduction to wine tasting for the National Black Women's Network.

Pat Wainwright

Pat Wainwright has been a keen taster since her first attendance at a wine appreciation evening class in 1984. Since abandoning a career in IT (too boring) she has gained the WSET Diploma in wines and spirits and spent even more time tasting and passing on the interest to others. She has presented tastings to DWS , other societies, and groups of colleagues in IT. Special interests: New World and Old World (except Italy !)

Programme 2020
Wed 8 Jan Premium Shiraz from South Australia Colin Wagstaff
Wed 15 Jan New Zealand - not the usual suspects NZ Wine Guild
Wed 22 Jan Supermarket Challenge
Wed 29 Jan Wines of Cahors Tom Eadon
Wed 5 Feb Volcanic Wines Tom Illsley
Wed 12 Feb Iberian Adbentures Barbara & Clare
Wed 19 Feb Austria: New & Old Tim Killen
Wed 26 Feb Davy's Own label Old World Wines James Allison-Booth
Wed 4 Mar Wines of the Southern Rhone James Bercovici
Wed 11 Mar Wines from the Jura David Canadas
Wed 18 Mar Leeuinkuil Wine, Swartland Pieter Carstens
Wed 25 Mar Pessac-Leognan & Pauillac Ingrid Firminger
Wed 1 Apr Fattoria la Vialla, Tuscany Jane & Michael Palmer



























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