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Manchester - 150th Anniversary - History Makers Walkaround

20 Feb 2024 6:00 - 08:30 pm

Celebrate some of our most historic and important producers in this unique 150th walkaround. 

Expect the finest and the most famous, with producers that have shaped history and who we are proud to work with.

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Over the past 150 years, The Wine Society has stood shoulder to shoulder with some of the most influential and inspiring producers in the world of wine. 
 
During this time, we’ve been proudly at the forefront of innovation – from our ‘truffle-hunting’ buyers unearthing superstars, being the first to import some of the greats to the UK and even developing new and exciting styles of wine with some of our long-standing suppliers. 
 
To celebrate these moments of history and working with some of the finest minds in the business, we have invited some of these history makers to a very special 150th walkaround event. 
 
The full list of producers will be released by the end of November, but to whet your appetite the line-up will include Chateau Musar, Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe and Dopff. 
 
Did you know that in 1971, we became the first merchant in the UK to ship the wines of Chateau Musar? Or that buyer Toby Morrhall inspired the invention of the ‘En Rama’ style of Sherry? That buyer Sebastian Payne MW met Giovanni Manetti when he was only 19 years old and championed his wines which grew to epitomise quality Chianti (he has since been a crucial president of the Chianti Classico Consorzio for two terms). 
 
All this history deserves to be celebrated in style with a series of truly iconic walkarounds (two in February and a further two in July). 
 
So join us, for a walkaround with a truly enviable guestlist and some of the world’s finest wines. 

Champagne Bollinger Special Cuvée Brut NV

A hedonist's dream from one of the great Champagne houses. There are many tec...

France     £54.81   Bottle     Original price: £274.05     £274.05   Case of 6

Bollinger Rosé Brut NV

Based on the Special Cuvée but with the addition of carefully selected pinot ...

France     £62.81   Bottle     Original price: £314.05     £314.05   Case of 6

Nyetimber Brut Classic Cuvée NV

Nyetimber’s multi-vintage wine is a full-flavoured, savoury standard-bearer. ...

England     £30.81   Bottle     £184.86   Case of 6

Nyetimber Rosé Brut NV

Deep in colour and bold in flavour, with ripe red-fruit character, Braeburn a...

England     £33.00   Bottle     £198.00   Case of 6

Nyetimber Blanc de Blancs Brut 2015

Made with 100% chardonnay, this has a generous palate of lemon and peach frui...

England     £41.00   Bottle     £246.00   Case of 6 (out of stock)

Nyetimber Tillington Single Vineyard Brut 2014

Tillington is Nyetimber's most prized single-vineyard wine. With 78% pinot no...

England     £83.00   Bottle     £498.00   Case of 6

Riesling, Domaine Dopff au Moulin 2018

2018 was a generous Alsace vintage producing wines with great charm and this ...

France     £18.00   Bottle     £108.00   Case of 6

Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Sporen, Dopff au Moulin 2018

You can taste the opulence of the naturally low-yielding Sporen vineyard in t...

France     £28.00   Bottle     £168.00   Case of 6

Pinot Noir 'Coeur de Barrique', Dopff au Moulin 2018

Made in very limited quantities from this Alsace domaine's fruit, this finish...

France     £23.00   Bottle     £138.00   Case of 6 (out of stock)

Crémant d’Alsace Cuvée Julien Dopff au Moulin NV

Traditional method fizz from a house that specialises in Crémant, in the clas...

France     £14.31   Bottle     £85.86   Case of 6

The Society's Exhibition Tawny Port, 10 Years Old

Fragrant Tawny Port with a smooth, silky texture and subtle oak nuances from ...

Portugal     £17.50   Bottle     £210.00   Case of 12

Croft 2017

This Port does not have the power of its stablemates Fonseca and Taylor's but...

Portugal     £58.00   Bottle     £348.00   Case of 6

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe 2017

Only half a crop in 2017 due to drought, this is a concentrated and weighty V...

France     £58.00   Bottle     £348.00   Case of 6

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe 2019

A wonderful vintage for this famous estate, with great depth of flavour and a...

France     £56.00   Bottle     £336.00   Case of 6

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe 2018

2018 brought another small crop for the Brunier Estate, meaning that not all ...

France     £56.00   Bottle     £336.00   Case of 6

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe 2020

A very expressive blend that includes clairette with grenache, roussanne and ...

France     £49.00   Bottle     £294.00   Case of 6

Bandol Cuveé Lulu & Lucien, Domaine Tempier 2021

Tempier's most important cuvée has a fresher feel to it in the 2021 vintage, ...

France     £36.00   Bottle     £216.00   Case of 6

Bandol Cuveé Lulu & Lucien, Domaine Tempier 2020

This is the new name for the wine previously referred to as ‘Cuvée Classique’...

France

Bandol, La Migoua, Domaine TempIer 2016

At up to 270m in altitude, La Migoua is the highest vineyard at Domaine Tempi...

France

Maximin Grünhäuser Abtsberg Riesling Spätlese, von Schubert 2016

Delightful, full-flavoured and ripe-tasting riesling from this famous estate....

Germany     £35.00   Bottle     £420.00   Case of 12

Maximiner Grünhauser Herrenberg Riesling Grosses Gewächs 2020

Rapier-like dry German riesling that is impeccable, pure and very long, and a...

Germany     £32.00   Bottle     £384.00   Case of 12

Maximin Grünhaus Abtsberg Riesling Kabinett, von Schubert 2022

Traditionally the local abbot had the heart of the best bit of the great Grün...

Germany     £24.00   Bottle     £144.00   Case of 6

Maximin Grünhaus Riesling Trocken 2022

This is the estate's newly baptised premier cru riesling. Brilliant fruit, tr...

Germany     £24.00   Bottle     £144.00   Case of 6

Chateau Musar 2017

Members who follow this legendary wine will adore the 2017. It has a medium i...

Lebanon     £36.00   Bottle     £216.00   Case of 6

Hochar, Lebanon 2019

This is the second wine of Chateau Musar, made from a single vineyard planted...

Lebanon     £22.00   Bottle     £132.00   Case of 6

Yalumba 'The Menzies' Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

One of Yalumba's flagship wines, hailing from the deep-red soils of this uniq...

Australia

These events are all about ensuring our members get to taste as many of our wines as possible. They vary in size and theme, but all provide a relaxed environment for our members to guide their own tasting with a glass and booklet provided on arrival. Whether you want to discover something new, reconnect with an old favourite or try a wine you’d never ordinarily approach, then our walkaround tastings could be for you. 

Members who attend our 150th anniversary events will be entitled to our usual 10% tastings discount on most available wines shown. Our limited edition wines, however, are in short supply and we will therefore not be able to offer the discount on all wines. Please note, this discount will also not apply to wines that are already discounted.

Do you send physical tickets or is it all e-tickets? 

We no longer send out physical tickets for our events. An email confirming registration will be sent to the member who has purchased the ticket(s) and this email can be used as confirmation upon arrival at the event.  

Can I bring a non-member? 

Yes. Tickets must be booked by a member, but you are welcome to bring non-member guests.

Do I need to know lots about wine to attend?

Absolutely not! Our events target a range of experience and knowledge levels, and we try to make this clear on our event pages. If you’re unsure if an event is for you, simply contact tastings@thewinesociety.com and we will try to help.

Do I get a discount on wines after events?

After our ‘in person’ events, we offer attendees a 10% discount on the wines we have shown, subject to availability. You will be provided with a private code after attending the event to redeem the discount

What is your cancellation policy?

Full details on our cancellation policy can be found here.

Can I join a waiting list for sold out events?

Yes. Please do feel free to join our waiting lists for sold out events. If tickets become available you will be contacted by email.

Manchester Hall

20 Feb 2024 6:00 - 08:30 pm Manchester Hall, 36 Bridge St, Greater, Manchester M3 3BT
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