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
2018 Savennieres La Croix Picot, Domaine Fournier Longchamp, 20.50
2022 Lay & Wheeler Chenin Blanc by A Badenhorst 16.50
2022 Mac Forbes Yarra Valley Syrah, Victoria 20.00
2020 Crozes Hermitage les Pontaix, Domaine Laurent Fayolle 21.70
2020 Cahors Cos la Coutale 10.80
2020 Sottano Selecion, Malbec, Mendoza 21.00