Previous Meetings and Speakers

West Surrey Wine Society

Meeting Topics 2017 onward

Jan 2017

Left Bank v right Bank Bdx

Tony Hill, Bordeaux and Beyond

Feb 2017

Wines of Southern Italy

Trudy Welch

March 2017

‘Croatia – New, Old World’

Dennis Sunjic, Liberty Wines

April 2017

NZ – the Family of Twelve

Deborah Zbinden, Wine Confidence

May 2017

‘Hidden Treasures from Lesser Known Regions of France’

Tim North, Joie de Vin

June 2017

Confessions of a wine-fuelled entrepeneur

Cecilia Muldoon, Verivin

July 2017

No meeting

August 2017

Portugese taste-off – Wines of Douro v Alentejo

Robert Boutflower, Tanners

September 2017

‘Fine Wines: Are They Worth the Price?’

Nicola Arcedeckne-Butler MW, the Private Cellar

October 2017

Chile new view

Richard Bost, Amethyst Wines

November 2017

Southern Rhone

Alun Griffiths MW

December 2017


Charles Minoprio MW

January 2018

Hungary – Volcanic Wines

Lilla O’Connor, Wines of Hungary

February 2018

South African New Wave Wine-makers

Nik Darlington, MD Red Squirrel

March 2018

Laithwaites Growers Range

Tom Ager, Laithwaites

April 2018

Chocolate and wine

Chris Scott, ThirtyFifty

May 2018


Andrea, James – Majestic Farnham

June 2018


Alun Griffiths MW

July 2018 

No meeting

August 2018

The Natural world of Wine

Tony Burke

September 2018


Tatiana Nikitina, DolceVita Wines

October 2018

Wines of the Loire

Heather Dougherty, Red, White & Rose

November 2018

Under the bonnet of France's classic wine regions

Nik Darlington, Red Squirrel Wines

December 2018


Charles Minoprio MW

January 2019

Classic Riesling and Pinot Noir from Germany

David Wright

February 2019

Occitania - wines from the Rhone to the Atlantic

Simon Taylor, Stone, Vine & Sun

March 2019

South Australia – A Valley Tour

Tim Syrad

April 2019

Unusual Italian Grape Varieties 

Simon Evans  from Naked Grape

May 2019

Chablis and Beaujolais

Robert Boutflower, Tanners

June 2019

North and South Rhones

Steven Spurrier

July 2019

No meeting

August 2019

Whites from Portugal and Reds from Canada

Robert Wattie, Fairview Wines

September 2019

A Taste of Rioja

Pierre Mansour, the Wine Society

October 2019

West Coast USA

Steve Parker

November 2019

SW France

Tim North, Joie de Vin

December 2019


Charles Minoprio

January 2020

Meet the Winemakers - La Grande Clotte, Lussac, St Emilion

Mathieu Mercier and Julie Rapet

February 2020 wines of Georgia Eka Cox

September 2021 To Oak or Not to Oak Victor Maguire
October 2021
Old Dogs New Tricks
Nick Darlington
November 2021 Wines for the Festive Season Simon Taylor