I’m Ed living in the West Midlands.
I’m a new member to the Wine Society but I’ve benefited from the wines through family membership.
I’ve been into wine for quite a few years now since developing a reputation for never bringing a bad bottle of wine to parties as a student. This has now morphed into only drinking good wine; it being better to go without rather than drink something bad and then regret it!. It’s my excuse for spending far too much on wine and I’m sticking to it!
My current obsession in wine is East Coast Tasmanian wines especially Pinot Noir. It’s the reason I finally jumped into Wine Society membership when I saw they were selling not only the Exhibition Tasmanian Chardonnay made by Freycinet Vineyards but also their second wine Pinot Noir, the Louis Pinot Noir. They both featured in my first case of society wine.
Annual visits to Tasmania means I’m now an expert on the duty limits for bringing back wine. They have so much good wine that barely makes it to the mainland let alone halfway across the world to the UK. Still in Australia, I have a particular fancy to Clonakilla Shiraz-Viognier and Viognier. These two wines have lead me back to the old world and to the Northern Rhone with my love of Cote-Rotie and Condreiu. Recently my Pinot Noir tastes have started a tentative exploration of Burgundy. It’s nice to use the New World experiences to start an appreciation of the Old.
I don’t claim to have any real wine knowledge but know what I like. However I’m always open to exploring new wines and regions which the Wine Society seems likely to help me with.
That’s me really!