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Saturday, 26 January 2013

The Cambridge Tasting

Last weekend, I held The Cambridge Tasting at Downing College with the help of Davy Kurniawan.

It was a gathering of friends to try a range of wines that I thought might be interesting: mainly a mix of bloggers and trade, the idea was simply to taste our way through the wines and see what we thought - with the producers / their PR agencies on line for a tweet-up.

The Cambridge Tasting in numbers:

- 18 different wines
- three countries represented
- 16 tasters, a mix of bloggers, WSET students, trade, buyers and other enthusiasts
- 1 Cambridge College
- three tweet-ups and 4 twitter hashtags

The wines were from Adank in Switzerland, Crus Bourgeois 2010, with some 2000s from the college cellars for comparison and South Africa's 7Springs.

With a mix of experience levels and backgrounds, there was some interesting and often lively discussion. The consensus was that it worked very well as a format and should be repeated - with Davy heading off back to Indonesia shortly, the next one won't be at a Cambridge college, but at least one person offered to host some time.

I'll be writing up each flight of wines separately.

Attendees included:

- Davy Kurniawan
- Paola Tich
- Aoife Maxwell - who has already written up the event here:
- Caroline Biggs
- a number of Cambridge Wine Merchants buyers
- a number of Cambridge University Blind Tasting Society members

The Cambridge Tasting in Pictures

The Room - before any wine arrived.

The Adank Pinots - which caused quite a bit of discussion.

The 7Springs wines.

Finishing up.
Snow still falling as we leave.

Other related articles
Adank at The Cambridge Tasting
Crus Bourgeois at The Cambridge Tasting
Seven Springs at The Cambridge Tasting
The Cambridge Tasting by Aoife Maxwell

Adank - website, twitter
Phillips-Hill PR - website, twitter
7Springs Winery - website, twitter

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