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Online - Matthew Horsley Gets Under the Skin of Sauvignon Blanc

24 Sep 2021 6:30 - 07:45 pm
Online via Zoom (link provided on purchase)
Online - Matthew Horsley Gets Under the Skin of Sauvignon Blanc
Free event
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In this event exploring the joys of sauvignon, Matthew will transport members to its heartland in the Loire Valley as well as it’s other famous French home in Bordeaux. He’ll then look at some of its newer homes in Chile – with its fresh, herbaceous iterations – and, of course, the country that changed it all and created an icon, New Zealand.

An ideal event for afficionados but also for those less enamoured. If Matthew can’t make you fall back in love with sauvignon blanc we’re not sure who can!

Here are the wines that Matthew will be using as examples on the evening. Please feel free to buy one, two or even all six of the bottles.

The Society's New Zealand Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

An exclusive blend for us made by Villa Maria, this is a grapefruit and lime-...

New Zealand     £9.95   Bottle     £119.00   Case of 12

The Society's Chilean Limarí Sauvignon Blanc 2020

This is a crisp Chilean sauvignon blanc with blackcurrant-leaf aromas and a r...

Chile     £7.75   Bottle     £93.00   Case of 12

Touraine Sauvignon Blanc, Domaine de la Renaudie 2020

Picked to maximise both aromatics and freshness following a summer of drought...

France     £9.50   Bottle     £114.00   Case of 12

Dog Point Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Zesty, smart and refreshing New Zealand sauvignon from two Marlborough legend...

New Zealand     £14.95   Bottle     £179.00   Case of 12

The Society's Exhibition Sancerre 2020

Domaine Serge Laloue’s expression of the warm 2020 vintage was a noteworthy W...

France     £16.00   Bottle     £192.00   Case of 12

Château Doisy-Daëne Sec, Bordeaux 2019

This very vintage, judged at the peak of its powers last year, proved yet ano...

France     £20.00   Bottle     £240.00   Case of 12
Anna Spooner

Anna Spooner

Anna Spooner is the Tastings and Events Co-Ordinator at The Wine Society. She joined the team in 2018 after working at The West London Wine School as a wine tutor and loves to bring her passion for wine education to our members. She completed her WSET Diploma in 2021.

Matthew Horsley

Matthew Horsley

Matthew joined the Buying team in 2017 after more than three years in the Tastings & Events team. He took over the buying responsibilities of England, Greece and Hungary in 2020 as well as overseeing accessories.

Tasting our wines online is an exciting new proposition for The Wine Society. For these events, we encourage members to buy the wines specified, sometimes this may be one or two bottles and other times it might be a tasting samples pack or mixed case created for the event. To get the most out of these events, we do suggest correlating as closely as possible to our chosen list as these are the wines that will be explained and explored by our knowledgeable team.

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