Ducru-Beaucaillou – Tutored Tasting With Bruno Borie
The Great Hall, One Great George Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3AA
Date: Monday, 13th April
From: 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Château Ducru-Beaucaillou is known as much for its finesse as its power and is one of the best and most harmonious wines of the Médoc.
The name of this property has a twofold significance beaucaillou means 'beautiful stone', and is a nod to the multi-coloured pebbles throughout the vineyards, while Ducru was added to this château's name in 1795 when it was bought by Bernard Ducru. The time he spent running this property is significant in its history: it was thanks to this man's vision and improvements in the vineyards that Ducru-Beaucaillou earned its second growth status in the 1855 Classification of the Médoc.
The Wizards Of Oz – Wines Of Australia
Trades Hall, 85 Glassford Street, Glasgow, G1 1UH
Date: Wednesday, 22nd April
Time: 5.30pm to 8.30pm
Australia's wine regions span a huge array of different styles and highly innovative producers are focusing on crafting outstanding wines which increasingly reflect their sense of place. As a result, Australia's high-quality wines are among the best known and respected in the world.
In this informal walk-around tasting we shall celebrate this diversity by trying a number of Society favourites in the company of the winemakers and representatives themselves. This is a great opportunity to learn about these spectacular wines, with established favourites Cullen and Yalumba joined by those new to the Society, including Jamsheed and many more.