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  • Wed

    Tasting - Celebrating RWC 2019

    7:45 - 9:45 pm

    Venue: Johnsonville Community Centre Hall, 30 Moorefield Rd, Johnsonville, Wellington 6037 - Directions 
    Entry fee: Members $12 Guests $16
    Presenter: Keith Tibble – EuroVintage

    How quickly time pasts. It’s two years since Keith last presented a Spanish tasting to the club. Sadly Spain did not qualify for the 2019 Rugby World Cup even though they are a developing presence in Rugby 7’s.

    But America, Australia, England, France, Italy and South Africa did and they all make wines that we will get to taste and enjoy as we celebrate those countries’ success in getting to participate in the tournament.

    We did contemplate adding Kava [Fiji] and Saki [Japan] to the mix but ever mindful of the need to protect your taste buds and also to be able to lawfully drive home, the decision was reluctantly made to leave them off the tasting list. We also left out Argentina since they will be part of our November tasting.

    I’m also told that the style of the evening will be a little different with at least one of the wines being a mystery, much like some of the referee decisions being made at the tournament. One final thing. To add some atmosphere, we would like you to wear some rugby apparel. A cap, a scarf, a jersey, whatever you like.

    But if you don’t have any gear or don’t even like rugby, don’t let that keep you away. The range and diversity of the wines are sure to provide a lot of interest and make the evening worthwhile as we explore the different styles from around the world.

    See you then.

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Cost to members

We try to keep the cost to members as affordable as possible. Our subscriptions are $25/year, and our door charge is between $10 to $20 each event, depending on the support offered by the presenters, covers the cost of wines we are tasting on the night, light supper, room hire & presenter gifts.

Cellar Club Glasses

In an endeavour to reduce the amount of washing of club glasses, we just wanted to remind all members are expected to bring your own glasses to tastings. We recommend the standard 215ml wine taster glass as shown here. The club will continue to provide glasses for guests and the occasional club member who forgets.

If you wish to purchase 6 of these for $18, please contact Wayne and he will either drop them off to you or bring them to the next tasting. Sadly the suppliers of the glasses no longer provide boxed sets, so you will need to find/provide your own solution for taking them to and from tastings.


2 iconic Central Otago wineries presented by Cenna Lloyd, Negociants

The wines tasted: 2018  Two Paddocks’ Single Vineyard Pinot Rose 2017 Misha’s Cantata Pinot Noir 2018 Two Paddocks’ Pinot Noir 2017 Two Paddocks’ Riesling 2015 Misha’s Limelight Riesling 2019 Misha’s Dress Circle Pinot Gris 2018 Misha’s The Cadenza Late Harvest Gewürztraminer       For the 19 members and 1 guest that attended, this was …


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