Since 1998, the central belief of this society is that wine is a wonderful thing. It can bring families, friends, and loved ones together, and it can tell fascinating stories about people, places, and history. Fundamentally, our aim is to introduce as many people as we can to wines from across the globe, with the hope that we inspire something that will stay with you long after you’ve left Oxford.
We hold weekly tastings for around 50 students in central Oxford, showcasing a range of between six to eight wines. This will normally be presented by the winemakers and producers themselves, as to get the best possible understanding of the wine in question. Alternatively, our committee-led tastings tend to focus on a particular region or grape varietal. Over the course of the term we hope to expose you to a number of Old World classics and New World pioneers. Historically, we have covered everywhere from Sauternes in France to the Changbai Mountain Range in northeast China.
Once a term we hold an indulgent five course dinner with 60-80 guests in the unrivalled setting of the Cherwell Boathouse, situated on the banks of the river Cherwell in North Oxford. We invite producers from around the world to present a selection of wines from sparkling through to sticky. These sell-out events are a fantastic way to learn about exceptional wines, meet similarly wine-interested students and perhaps a way to start thinking about food and wine pairings.
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