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  • Wed

    Tasting - A taste of Europe, CoLab

    7:45 - 9:45 pm

    Venue: Johnsonville Community Centre Hall, 30 Moorefield Rd, Johnsonville, Wellington 6037 - Directions 
    Entry fee: Members $TBC Guests $TBC
    Presenter: Simon Bell, CoLab Wine Merchants

    In our post last month, Wayne mentioned that Simon would be presenting wines from South Australia.  While this had been canvassed it was not possible to put this together in the time available and Simon has outlined a Taste of Europe instead.  We are happy with this and the following will be the wines presented:

    • Alpha Domus Collection Sauvignon Blanc, NZ
    • Vivanco White Rioja, Spain
    • Guerrieri Rizzardi Pinot Grigio IGP Veneto, Italy
    • Domaine Dupre Bourgogne Chardonnay, France
    • Vivanco Rioja Crianza, Spain
    • Vivanco Rioja Reserva, Spain
    • Chateau Mauciol Cotes du Rhone Villages Red, France

    Members will know that Simon has supported our Club in the past has presented tastings for Ash Ridge and Macvine. Simon has recently moved to this new company in wine and spirit wholesaling, Colab Wine Merchants Limited. The directors of Colab are, as Wayne pointed out last month, associated with 2 well-known wineries: Alpha Domus Limited [Hawkes Bay] and Terra Sancta [Central Otago].

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Try before you buy

We encourage you to join us as a guest including paying the guest price for events before you join. So feel free to attend one or two events to make sure. After that sign-up and well you’ll receive all the benefits of membership.

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.


Wine humour

And, just for some variety, the “Dad Joke” hater has provided me with some insults for inclusion: “He had delusions of adequacy.” – Walter Kerr “He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.” – Winston Churchill “A modest little person, with much to be modest about.” – Winston Churchill …


If you have questions, photos, stories – humorous or a recent experience, like to suggest a club night theme or present your wines, really anything, we would appreciate hearing from you.

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