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#245

Hi Ian and welcome to the community. Are you also composer, by any chance - or perhaps an early music fan?


#246

Hi, and thanks. I’m not a composer but a singer, and renaissance polyphony is probably my alltime favourite - the name is a tribute to one of England’s finest masters of that genre.

Well - you know - you are faced with choosing something!

  • Ian

#247

It’s a great choice of name in the circumstances! I too enjoy early music (and wine - sometimes at the same time!)

Cheers

Graham


#248

It was either @Ghost-of-Mr-Tallis, @giving-it-the-Byrd or @funky-Gibbons


#249

Where’s that long slow sigh emoji when you need it?


#250

Hi! I’m Rob - I’ve been a member of the Society for about five years now and I get along to as many of the tastings in London as I can. I love all kinds of wine - but particularly Zinfandel, Right Bank Bordeaux, Gruner Veltliner and Champagne. My biggest struggle is finding somewhere to store it all - London flats aren’t designed with the serious wine drinker in mind!

I love reading and learning about wine and I’ve recently started running tastings for groups of friends - having the chance to introduce people to new wines (and having them help fund my own exploration!) is a lot of fun!


#251

I’m sure I’ve seen an “I’ll get my coat” emoji somewhere …


#252

Members’ reserves are your (not free, but cheaper than most alternatives) friend… :smiley:


#253

@tom I make use of those when I can - but it’s not as convenient as a cellar would be!


#254

@RobMcDonald, you need to find a friend with a cellar…:laughing:


#255

I sing as well! Spem in Alium with 1 voice per part in Liverpool Street station was quite memorable…without wine…about 1992.


#256

Oh, that must have been quite something! Did you do it as a flashmob type of event? - if so, did anyone manage to take a video of it?

Congratulations anyway.


#257

I’d be very interested to see that too!


#258

It was actually a fund raiser. Not flash mob and no video unfortunately. We also sang some Christmas carols !! It was the 90s after all.


#259

Great rules - I shall do my best to comply!


#260

Hi,
I am Alex and I have been a member since last century! 1988 to be exact and its wonderful to see the Society grow and develop during that time - although less wonderful to see the EP prices. My wine tastes are particularly eclectic and I have been a member of the Vintage Cellar Plan on and off for some time. I have a particular interest in South African wines as a result of spending some part of every year in the Cape and look forward to posting (and learning) from other members.


#261

Hi, I’m Chris. This is my post. I’ve been working with food for 25 years. As a chef, selling it retail and now wholesale. I love cheese, meat in all it’s wonderful incarnations and of course wine. I’ve done many cheese and wine tastings before in the capacity of a cheese pro, but never really delved into wine in detail before.

Not a huge whites drinker, but that’s because my taste tend to run expensive, while I am very easily placated with a Syrah or Bordeaux of some description. I like Pinot too. I love port too, but tend to prefer aged tawny’s or vintage.
Also just really started enjoying whisky too.

I support Spurs and Dulwich Hamlet FC. I live in the hipster capital of London, Peckham

Hi!


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#262

Hi! “Cheese pro”. Now that sounds like the kind of proper job I might aspire to!


#263

Yep, I’ve definitely had worse jobs! :grinning:


#264

Hi everyone.

My names is James and I’ve been interested in wine for a while now. It goes withough saying, I like drinking wine, but I also really enjoy learning about it. I passed the WSET level 3 course in 2016 and will be starting to study for the level 4 diploma in September - that’s going to take two years of wine drinking and learning - bliss!

I work in IT currently, but one day I’m hoping to work with wine in some way. not for a while yet though. I’m married, have two children (6 and 3) and live in Hampshire. Other than wine, I enjoy painting, all things food related and watch a fair amount of sci-fi TV series.

I live almost all styles of wines, but I guess I like lighter burgundy reds and crisp whites like Chablis. I also love sparkling wine, particularly Blanquette de Limoux - my parents lived in a small village outside of Limoux for about 10 years, so I was never short of a bottle.

I’m looking forward to being involved in this community!

James