Calendar

** IWSS Programme for 2016/2017 **

Meetings are subject to change - to subscribe for emails president@iwsscotland.org to receive updates.

All meetings begin at 7:30pm (in time for those travelling by off-peak train)
Unless otherwise stated Edinburgh meetings take place at The Royal Scots Club, 29-31 Abercromby Pl, Edinburgh EH3 6QE
Glasgow meetings take place at The Good Spirits Company, 23 Bath St, Glasgow G2 1HW

Cost for Members : included in annual membership of £120
Guest fee : £20 (unless otherwise stated)

= September =
Tues 6th : Edinburgh : Vino Lauria with Rob Gilmour
Wed 21st : Glasgow : Wine and Cheese Matching

= October =
Tues 4th : Edinburgh : Tasting with Adrian Laird Craig
Wed 19th : Glasgow : Chilean with Douglas Williamson 

= November (dates under review) =
Tues 1st : Edinburgh : Spirit of Christmas with Pickerings
Tues 15th : Glasgow : Christmas Surprise

* MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! *

= February =
Tues 7th : Edinburgh : Hunter-roir Tasting Company
Tues 21st : Glasgow : Tasting (topic TBD)

= March =
7th : Edinburgh : Oxidative Wines
21st : Glasgow : Wine and Dine Night

= April =
4th : Edinburgh : Scholar Led Meeting
18th : Glasgow : Fine Wine tasting​


(The events from last season are included at the bottom of the page).
      

The IWSS Calendar of Wine Events
This is a calendar of as many wine events as we have information about. These are not all IWSS events but they are all wine and spirit related events in Scotland. Please read the disclaimer.


IWSS Wine Calendar



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Disclaimer:
This calendar should be considered indicative only. Please check details with the event organisers either by phone, using their websites, or on the tickets. The IWSS will not refund your money if you turn up at the wrong time (or the wrong day)! Corrections are welcomed, however -Thank you.

We would like to make this calendar as comprehensive as possible. If you are aware of any other wine events in Scotland then please let us know by email.

If you know of any websites with further information either about an event or about the wines being presented please send us an email (stating the event and date too, please) and we will add them to the details of the events. Neither the IWSS nor its members accepts responsibility for the content external websites.

The email address for such communication is webmaster at iwss.org.uk

2013

3 September : Comparing Alsace and Germany
Claire Blackler, Inverarity Morton
Venue: Royal Scots Club, Edinburgh

17 September : Cultivars of Pinot
David Mair & David Miller, Angel Fine Wines
Venue: Good Spirits Co,  Glasgow

1 October : Wines from Hungary
Nick Woolford & Zsuzsa Ember, Pannon Wine Merchants
Venue: Royal Scots Club, Edinburgh

15 October : Southern Hemisphere Wines
Presenter to be confirmed
Venue: Good Spirits Co, Glasgow

5 November : Sparkling Wine Dinner *
India Perry-Williams, The Bon Vivant's Companion
Venue: The Bon Vivant, Edinburgh

19 November : Explorating the Distiller's Arts
Master Blender from William Grant & Sons
Venue: Good Spirits Co, Glasgow

2014

4 February : Viognier
Jon Harris, Sales Director - Scotland
HALLGARTEN, DRUITT & Novum Wines
Venue: Royal Scots Club, Edinburgh

18 February : CVNE - Rioja
Mark O'Bryen (Master of Wine), Hatch Mansfield
Venue: Good Spirits Co, Glasgow

4 March : Wines from the Rothschild Estates
Stephen Lane, Waddesdon Wine
Venue: Royal Scots Club, Edinburgh

18 March : Valpolicella
Valerio Lo Coco, Bacco
Venue: Good Spirits Co, Glasgow

1 April : April Fools' Tasting
Vino versus The Bon Vivant's Companion
Venue: To be confirmed, Edinburgh

15 April : Port
Shane Goodbody, The Good Spirits Company
Venue: Good Spirits Co, Glasgow

2014

2 Sept 14 Bright Whites
Venue: Royal Scots Club, Edinburgh,  EH3 6QE
Adrian Laird Craig, Woodwinters http://www.woodwinters.com/

16 Sept 14 Wines of Southwest France
Venue: Good Spirits Company, Glasgow, G2 1HW
Tom Cannavan, http://www.wine-pages.com/
Sponsored by South West France Wines (France Sud Ouest). http://southwestfrancewines.com/

7 Oct 14 Tour de France
Venue: Royal Scots Club, Edinburgh,  EH3 6QE
Andrew Bennett, 3D Wines http://www.3dwinesexperience.com/

21 Oct 14 Greek Wine and Dine *
Venue: Yiamas, 16-20 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 1HB
Wines presented by Jon Harris of Hallgarten Druitt http://www.hallgartendruitt.co.uk/

Wine Weekend *  Friday 31 October 2014 - leaving Sunday 2 November 2014 at Craigellachie Hotel, Speyside. The IWSS Autumn excursion - a popular event, additional to the tastings. Details on application.

4 Nov 14 Taittinger
Venue: Royal Scots Club,  Edinburgh, EH3 6QE
Mark O'Bryen & Kevin McKee, Hatch Mansfield http://www.hatchmansfield.com/

18 Nov 14 Spirits for Christmas (our regular venue hosts a tasting from their range)
Venue: Good Spirits Company, Glasgow, G2 1HW
Good Spirits Company http://www.thegoodspiritsco.com/

2015

3 Feb 15 Australia - South and West
Venue: Royal Scots Club, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE
Janet Guest, Louis Latour http://www.louislatour.co.uk/

17 Feb 15 South Africa
Venue: Good Spirits Company, Glasgow, G2 1HW

3 Mar 15 Chile and Argentina
Venue: Royal Scots Club, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE
Vino and Bon Vivant's Companion http://www.vinowines.co.uk/ http://bonvivantscompanion.co.uk/

17 Mar 15 Romania
Venue: Good Spirits Company, Glasgow, G2 1HW
Ken Brown, Halewood International http://www.halewood-int.com/

7 Apr 15 Wines from Guerrieri-Rizzardi
Venue: Royal Scots Club, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE
Daniel Stewart, Export Manager, Guerrieri-Rizzardi  http://www.guerrieri-rizzardi.com/

21 Apr 15 Bodegas Roda, Rioja *
Cathy Swift, Mentzendorff http://www.mentzendorff.co.uk/
http://roda.es/en/vineyard.html
(Rioja so good that there might be an additional charge for the evening)
Venue: Good Spirits Company, Glasgow, G2 1HW


2015

1 Sept 15 The Wines of Marjan Simcic & Slovenia 
Venue: Royal Scots Club, Edinburgh,  EH3 6QE
Provider :WoodWinters
Time 7.30pm
Website: http://www.simcic.si/
http://www.woodwinters.com

16 Sept 15 Spanish Wine
Provider: Good Spirits Co
Venue: Good Spirits Company, Glasgow, G2 1HW
Time : 7.30pm
Website http://www.thegoodspiritsco.com/index.php


6 Oct 15 Wemyss Malts
Provider: Jacqueline  Sutherland
Venue: Royal Scots Club, Edinburgh,  EH3 6QE
Time  7.30pm
Website http://www.wemyssmalts.com/

20 Oct 15 BuffWine
Provider: Ross Buchanan
Venue: Good Spirits Company, Glasgow, G2 1HW
Date 20/10/2015
Time  7.30pm
Website http://www.buffwine.co.uk/

3 Nov 15 Hungarian Grapes
Provider: Sebyesten Pince
Venue: Royal Scots Club,  Edinburgh, EH3 6QE
Time: 7.30pm
Website: http://sebestyen-szekszard.hu/

Mark O'Bryen & Kevin McKee, Hatch Mansfield http://www.hatchmansfield.com/

17 Nov 15 President's Evening 
Provider: Ben Fawcett, Raeburn Fine Wine
Venue: Good Spirits Company, Glasgow, G2 1HW
Time: 7.30pm
Website:http://www.raeburnfinewines.com/

2016

Six tastings coming up in the first half of 2016... watch this space.
2 Feb 16 U.S.A! U.S.A!
Andrew Lundy of Vino Wines
Venue: Royal Scots Club, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE
Time: 7:30pm
Website: http://www.vinowines.co.uk/

16 Feb 16 Sangiovese 
Provider: Ben Fawcett, Raeburn Fine Wine
Venue: Good Spirits Company, Glasgow, G2 1HW
Time: 7.30pm
Website:http://www.raeburnfinewines.com/

1 Mar 16 ..
Venue: Royal Scots Club, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE

15 Mar 16 ..
Venue: Good Spirits Company, Glasgow, G2 1HW

5 Apr 16 ..
Venue: Royal Scots Club, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE

19 Apr 16 ..*
Venue: Good Spirits Company, Glasgow, G2 1HW