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Oxford - 150th Celebration Lunch

08 Sep 2024 12:30 - 03:30 pm

Join us in Oxford at the exclusive Balliol College to enjoy limited-edition wines from seven of our finest producers, and also featuring guest speaker Marco Oberto of Ciabot Berton, Barolo.

This lunch is one of seven simultaneous events across the country to celebrate our anniversary with our biggest member lunch ever!

Please note: Due to expected high demand, the tickets to this event will be put into a ballot. To register your interest and enter the ticket ballot (maximum two tickets per member), please see further details below or visit our Terms and Conditions page for detailed information.

Sale price: £185.00 per person
Code: TG240908IPF

The Wine Society has become famous for their Member Lunches. In fact, lunch parties to share wines that had been co-operatively purchased were exactly how The Wine Society was founded in 1874. 
So, to celebrate our 150th anniversary year, it seems entirely fitting that we host our largest-ever simultaneous member lunch, with multiple locations and an online option, too.  
Each event will feature the same four-course meal, and showcase the same exclusive, limited-edition anniversary wines. However, the key difference is that each location will have one of the seven speakers, with a Society buyer each hosting a particular event. The wines from the other six producers will be introduced by video, but the wine from the winemaker attending each location will be introduced live. 

This lunch will feature live guest speaker, Marco Oberto of Barolo estate Ciabot Berton.

Wines to be tasted at all locations are: 
A vintage Champagne from Alfred Gratien 
A special Chardonnay from Kumeu River 
A classic Barolo from Ciabot Berton 
An aged Gran Reserva Rioja from CVNE 
An aged Argentinian blend from Weinert 
A textbook Sauternes from Doisy Daëne 
And a Vintage Port from the Symington stable 
The winemaker attending each location is as follows: 
Alfred Gratien at Cardiff 
Kumeu River at Liverpool 
Ciabot Berton at Oxford 
CVNE at London 
Weinert at Glasgow 
Doisy Daëne at Birmingham 
Symington Family Estates at Cambridge 

Ballot details:

Due to the high demand of these events, the tickets will be limited to two per member (per share number) and members will be placed into a ballot.

The ballot is now open. Members will be selected at random on midday 16th February 2024. They will be notified on Monday 19th February. Members will have 10 days to confirm their allocated ticket(s).

Terms and conditions of the ballot can be found here.


Balliol College, Oxford

08 Sep 2024 12:30 - 03:30 pm Balliol College, Broad St, Oxford OX1 3BJ
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