Bath Wine Appreciation Circle

Meetings are held once a month in central Bath, usually on the third Monday of the month.

The tastings are given by either Phil Cooke, or by an invited speaker. Guest speakers are always wine experts and experienced speakers.

All tastings feature eight wines and there is always quality breads and cheeses available.

Meetings are organised by Phil Cooke. He is an experienced speaker, holds the WSET Diploma in Wines & Spirits. He is a Member of The Association of Wine Educators and an International Bordeaux Wine Educator

There is no membership fee, just a mail list. If you would like to receive regular notifications's of forthcoming tastings please make a request by email

Pre-Booking is essential. For more information on forthcoming tastings click here


Monthly Tastings at Chapel Arts (BA1 1QR)

Car Parking:

Car Parking available at The Southgate Centre. Park Reduced fee after 6.00pm. £5 in 2015

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Programme for 2016

January Eight Smashing Reds
February Marques de Riscal
March TBA
April TBA
May TBA
June TBA
No meetings in July or August
September TBA
October TBA
November TBA
December Something Special for Christmas

 

Programme for 2015

January Eight Smashing Reds
February The Tasting Room (Will Baber)
March Portugal: Still A Secret Wine Region (Kieran Molloy)
April More Prizewinning Wines
May Seeking Value
June Alsace & The Loire Valley
No meetings in July or August
September Regional Australia
October New World Icons(GWW)
November Italy; The Land Of The Vine
December Something Special for Christmas

Programme for 2014

January Eight Smashing Reds
February Seeking Value
March Chile: A Winemakers Paradise
April Burgundy & It's Grapes
May Spain: Rioja & Beyond
June Wines For Summer Evenings
No meetings in July or August
September Fresh & fruity
October The Award Winners (GWW)
November The Wines Of Argentina
December Something Special for Christmas

Programme for 2013

January 28th Looking for Value
February 18th Dinner Party Wines
March 18th A Wine Trip Around The World
April 15th Portugal: Europe's Best Kept Secret
May 20th Chile & Argentina
June 17th South Africa
No meetings in July or August
September 16th New World Old World
October 21st Wines Of The Meditteranean
November 18th A Taste of Italy
December 9th Something Special for Christmas

Programme for 2012

16th January Wines of Chile
20th February
Sherry with cold meats and cheeses
19th March
Colin Bell of Raisin Wines (Walcot Street in Bath)
23rd April Bordeaux Grapes & Blends, from around the world more
21st May
Southern Italy more
18th June Alsace more
No meetings in July or August
17th September
Fine Wines from around The World more
15th October
Timothy Hartley, The Wines of St Emilion more
19th November Richard Lecoche of Great Western Wines
10th December
Wines for Christmas with cold buffet

Programme for 2011

17th January: Bargains?Currently on offer: Phil Cooke
21st February: Pinot Noir, and near relations:Phil Cooke
21st March: Aiden Bell of Davies, Bell & McCraith
18th April: Regional France : Phil Cooke
16th May
17th May: Masterclass on The New Classics
at The Chapel Arts Centre
21st June: Wines for Summer, Phil Cooke
No meeting in July or August

19th September
17th October
21st November: Richard Lecoche of Great Western Wines
12th December Wines for Christmas with cold buffet

Programme for 2010

18th January Cancelled due to bad weather
15th February, : Fine Wine evening; World Tour, with Phil Cooke, Places £16
Thursday 4th March: Masterclass on The New Classics

15th March : Another selection of wine made from lesser known grapes
19th April: Regional Australia with Phil Cooke
Thursday 8th April: Masterclass on Italy (Waiting List)
17th May: TBA (The planned tasting of Chablis by Austen Biss is under review)
Thursday 6th May: Masterclass on Pinot Noir
21st June: TBA
No meeting July & August
20th September; New Zealand
18th October: Choosing Wine With Confidence Course starts more info
18th October: Richard Lecoche of Great Western Wines
15th November: Mark Savage MW, Special wines from Small producers
13th December: Fizz & Fortified

Programme for 2009

22nd January Fine Wine evening with Phil Cooke
19th February, : Not the Usual Grapes by Phil Cooke
19th March : Graham Bainbridge of Liberty Wines. Italian Wines
16th April: Ed Adams MW, Spanish wine evening Info on the wines at that La Bascula web site 
11th May: World Tour. Phil Cooke Note the date is the second Monday in the month) Tasting Sheet
28th May: Bordeaux Masterclass Tasting Sheet
15th June: Wines for Summer more
No meeting July & August
21st September; Wines of Spain more info
8th October: Choosing Wine With Confidence Course starts more info
19th October: Wines from The Antipodes
16 November: Richard Lecoche of Great Western Wines
14th December (Something Special for Christmas)

Programme for 2008

22st January Fine Wine, The Wines of Portugal
18th February, : Graham Bainbridge of Liberty Wines. Italian Wines
17th March Fine Wine Evening
21st April, Terroir and Single Vineyards
19th May, Spain
16th June Fine Wine Evening:
No meeting July & August
15th September South Africa
20th October: Ethical Wines by Susan McCraith MW
17th November: Tom King of Great Western Wines
15th December (Something Special for Christmas)

Programme for 2007

22nd January Fine Wine
19th February, : David Lesniak of Balance Wines
19th March A Bordeaux Master Class, by Phil Cooke
16th April, Will Baber of The Tasting Room 
21st May, The Wines of the Rhone Valley, By Dr Steve Davies
18th June Fine Wine Evening:
No meeting July & August
17th September Fine Wine
15th October: Richard Lecoche of Great Western Wines
19th November: The Wines of Chile, Phil Cooke
10th December (Something Special for Christmas)

Programme for 2006

16th January Fine Wine
20th February, Guest Speaker Evening
20th March Guest Speaker Evening with Bill Baker
24th April, Fine Wine Evening
15th May, Wines from The South of France, by Phil Cooke
19th June Fine Wine Evening: featuring the wines of Alsace & Bordeaux
No meeting July & August
18th September Fine Wine
16th October Boutique wines from Australia
20th November Champagne & Canapes
11th December (Something Special for Christmas)

 

Tasting's in 2005

17th January Fine Wine
21st February, Will Baber of W Baber/The Tasting Room
21st March Fine Wines, with breads and cheeses
18th April, Richard Lecoche, Great Western Wines
16th May, Phil Cooke, Rioja,
20th June Fine Wine Evening: Fizz & Fortified
No meeting July & August
19th September Fine Wine
17th October Kevin Thirkettle of Forge Wines : South Africa (A return visit following launch of a new SA range)
21st November Charles Crawfurd MW
12th December (Something Special for Christmas)


Tasting's in 2004

19th January (Fine Wine)
16th February, Ian Abrahams on Australia
15th March Fine Wines, with breads and cheeses
19th April, Wines selected and presented by the owner of The Old Forge Fine Wines
17th May, Fine Wine (Spain) with breads and cheeses
21st June Chandos Deli. will present a selection of their wines. Plus cheeses to taste
No meeting July & August
13th September (Fine Wine) Note: this is the second Monday in the month
18th October Guest speaker evening. David Lesniak of Balance Wines
15th November The Wines of Portugal, by Phil Cooke
13th December (Something Special for Christmas)

 


Tasting's in 2003


NOTE: meetings in 2003 will be on the Third Monday in the month (NOT the first as previously)

Dates for meetings and outline programme are:

20th January (Fine Wine)
17th February, Simon Smallwood, MW
17th March Fine Wines from South Africa & South America
14th April, William Baber, Local importer of small producer wines from Rhone & Southern France
19th May, Dr K. Molloy, Chairman of The University of Bath Wine Society, Argentina
16th June Fine Wine from California, with breads and cheeses
No meeting July & August
15th September (Fine Wine)
20th October Anthony Barnes MW of Hicks & Don
17th November Dr L Fisher, an expert on how we taste
15th December (Something Special for Christmas)

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