Roy Clements, one of our new members, gave a marvellous talk on wines of the Loire region with tastings of 9 wines and 2 liqueurs. Roy introduced himself as neither being a winemaker
nor a wine expert in a professional capacity, as his career was in the motor industry. However, while working in Belgium he often travelled to the Loire region of France to visit clients, where he came to learn and appreciate the wines of this region.
Roy then introduced us to his collection of really excellent wines for tastings. The first wine (absolutely delicious) cost £33, but all the others were approx. £9-£12.
1. Pouilly-Fumé, Sauvignon Blanc grape
2. La Moussiere, Sancerre region
4. Cabernet Franc, Chinon region
5. Bouvet Ladubay, sparkling Chenin Blanc
(more about this one on page 2)
6. Bouvet Rosé, rosé version of the above
Rosé D'Anjou, Cabernet Franc grape
8. Savennières, Chenin Blanc grape
Muscadet Sur Lie, 1994
Between these tastings Roy described the particular characteristics of the wines and also supplied many anecdotes about the activities of the Sacavin order,
of which he is a member. The talk was concluded with tastings of the original Cointreau and the recently released blood orange version. A truly wonderful evening, well done Roy.
The committee would like to thank Roy for providing these excellent wines.