Bristol Tasting Circle
|Name:||Bristol Tasting Circle|
|Location:||United Kingdom, Bristol|
|Phone No:||01179 739712|
The Clifton Club
22 The Mall
Bristol BS8 4DS
The Circle was set up over 40 years ago, originally as a practice group for Master of Wine students. Since then it has grown to include other members of the trade, WSET students and interested wine appreciators.
Tastings are held on the 2nd Monday of the month, from October to June, usually in the Clifton Club, and are attended by 15-20 people. There is an annual dinner in July, and a blind tasting in a member's house in December. For the main tastings we adopt a tutored tasting style, sitting round one large table, and offer a varied programme of outside speakers throughout the year, including merchants, wine-growers or representatives from companies. The atmosphere is informal with plenty of opportunity to talk with the presenters and other members.
The group is non-profit making and costs are kept to a minimum, with reductions for WSET students. New members are welcome and may attend a tasting on a trial basis before deciding to join.