Category Archives: Oxford Wine Events

Oxford win 60th Varsity Blind Tasting Match

Last week an Oxford team of blind wine tasters successfully defended their title against Cambridge University in the annual Varsity Blind Tasting match. To add to the magnitude of the occasion, this year was the 60th anniversary of the competition, … Continue reading

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A brief introduction to fine wine at Lincoln College

I recently presented a tasting for the Lincoln College graduate students. We covered three different white wines, three reds and a dessert wine, all tasted blind to begin with. Here’s a précis of some of the tasting information covered along … Continue reading

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Oxford Regain Pol Roger Trophy!

The Oxford Blind Tasting Team had success after three consecutive Cambridge victories in the annual Varsity Blind Tasting Match between the two universities last Monday, held at the Oxford-Cambridge Club. The format was identical to last year’s Varsity match – … Continue reading

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Oxford are the University Wine Champions!

The Oxford University team triumphed over Edinburgh in a nail-biting finish to Wine Australia’s University Wine Champions competition last week. I reported here on our semi-final win over Nottingham, with some details of the competition format. The final was very … Continue reading

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Oxford team through to final of University Wine Challenge

Earlier this month, the Oxford University blind tasting team confirmed a place in Wine Australia‘s “University Wine Challenge” by defeating Nottingham University in the semi-final. The Wine Challenge is a knockout competition with teams of three from eight universities competing … Continue reading

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Sassicaia 1995 – one of the greats

Lafite, Latour, Margaux, Romanée-Conti, Yquem, Le Pin, Bollinger Vieilles Vignes Françaises. We’ve all heard of some of the famous names in the world of wine. Names and vintages that resound with perceived greatness, of inimitable experiences. Words that are whispered … Continue reading

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Launch of the Oxford Course on Wine

I first started this blog as I was becoming interested in blind wine tasting. The main focus of this blog was to promote education about wine in a simple and easy-to-understand manner. The wine business is complicated, with a history … Continue reading

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