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October 19th : Alun Griffiths (MW) - War of the Worls in Wine - Old World vs. New World

We were delighted to welcome back to the club Alun Griffiths, Master of Wine, 
to present a comparative tasting of Old World vs New World in wines.


Alun is an excellent speaker and selector of wines. He has been in the wine trade for 43 years, 
first as a wine buyer for Fortnum and Mason then Harrods, Then with Berry Brothers and Rudd 
as head of their wine division. After a period as international director with a major Chinese importer, 
he retired in 2020 and now consults, educates and judges in all matter of wine.


Alun in not only a MW but also sets their MW exams as well as judging wine competitions. He is a wizard at food and wine pairing.

Alun has presented to our club several times in the last few years and always gets rave reviews.

The wines Alun presented to us, with category types  were:-

Oak-matured Sauvignon Blanc                                                                    £                   

2020 Dog Point Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Section 94                 24.00

2018 Chateau Chantegrive, Cuvee Caroline, Graves                             22.50

Chenin Blanc

2018 Savennieres La Croix Picot, Domaine Fournier Longchamp,     20.50

2022 Lay & Wheeler Chenin Blanc by A Badenhorst                            16.50

Syrah

2022 Mac Forbes Yarra Valley Syrah, Victoria                                        20.00

2020 Crozes Hermitage les Pontaix, Domaine Laurent Fayolle          21.70

Malbec

2020 Cahors Cos la Coutale                                                                      10.80

2020 Sottano Selecion, Malbec, Mendoza                                              21.00

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