Jo Burzynska’s Wine & Sound seminar: 18 Sep

A Wine & Sound seminar will be held for members on Monday 18th September. The event will be held at the new Institute of Masters of Wine offices, in Battersea's Nine Elms and they have kindly allowed the use of one of their new bright tasting/meeting rooms. Fellow Circle member, Jo Burzynska, is running the seminar.  This will be a workshop in which J...
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Two top vintages on show at the VDP Grosses Gewäches tasting

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Greek grapes shine bright

Steven Spurrier gallivants around Greece at a special Circle tasting held in London: "Afshin Molavi of Manousakis Winery presented a fascinating range of wines to the Circle at the Naval Club. With a Persian father and Greek mother, Afshin was born and raised in Sweden and started his working life as a chef there. He later worked in Crete and now owns a restaurant and wine bar in Athens as well a...
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Noble grapes the best bet for England

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A Silvaner special: Horst Sauer masterclass

It’s a while since I last visited Horst Sauer’s domain at Escherndorf by the river Main in the Franken area of Germany. I was introduced to the estate by a very distinguished German hotelier whose hotel also boasted of a Michelin-starred restaurant and a superb wine list. He took me there as proof that in an area not noted for fine wines, there can be a producer, who by hard work and dedication, c...
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