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Academie du Vin Book Club – The Bordeaux Club with Hugh Johnson, Neil McKendrick and Simon Berry – Friday 16th December

Join us for an event exploring the history of the Bordeaux Club, a group of six friends who gathered to share and celebrate the finest wines of Bordeaux. Over its 70-year life there were only nineteen members in all. Like-minded in their love of wine, they differed wildly (often alarmingly!) in their personal wealth, life and circumstances. Their opinions, always voiced, had the power to ignite anger and almost divide friendships just as easily as they bound them together.

The event celebrates the launch of the book of the same name by Neil, member and minute-taker for 57 of the Club’s 70 extraordinary years. The book celebrates the beauties of top-class Bordeaux and the houses where they were drunk – from splendid country mansions to panelled Dickensian boardrooms. This is a record of connoisseurs in full cry– their quarry many of the greatest wines ever made.

Associations and societies such as the Bordeaux Club are the very acme of civilization. Botticelli and Bach were engaged in the eternal quest for truth and beauty in painting and music, and the Bordeaux Club did the same for viniculture. ❞ – ANDREW ROBERTS 

A copy of the book is included in the ticket price.

Hugh, Neil and Simon will be tasting and discussing some fine clarets, including:

2008 Chateau Calon-Ségur, Grand Cru Classé
1998 Chateau Batailley, Grand Cru Classé
1988 Château Rausan-Ségla, Grand Cru Classé
2010 Château Latour, Le Pauillac de Latour

St. James’s Room  
18:30- Glass on arrival
19:00 – Event begins
20:30 – Event ends

Please note, tickets are refundable for cancellations up to 48 hours before the event. Cancellations must be made in writing to [email protected]. Any cancellations within 48 hours of the event are non-refundable unless 67 Pall Mall resells the ticket to another Member. This is only possible when the event is sold out and there is a waiting list.

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