The S.W.A.S. Cellar
At the end of each year at the AGM, the SWAS Finances are reviewed when our Treasurer presents the Accounts. Over the years, sometimes there is a small profit and sometimes there is a loss. Over time a reasonable surplus may accrue. With the agreement of the members attending the AGM, every few years this surplus is used to purchase a small amount of 'Fine Wine' for cellaring for the mutual benefit of members.
One or two of these bottles are released, at the Fine Wine Committee's discretion, for tasting at 'special events' such as the AGM or the SWAS 40th Anniversary celebrations held in October 2016.
Four senior SWAS members (currently Bryan, Bill, James & David) form an ad hoc 'Fine Wine Committee' and this Committee has a free rein to use such surplus that the Treasurer allocates to buy wines for the SWAS cellar.
Wines in the S.W.A.S. Cellar
Currently (as of 2nd December 2017) there are just 18 bottles safely stored in the SWAS cellar under the care of Dave English. Because Lyn & Dave have limited storage space available, it was agreed at the 2017 AGM that we would take up Dinah's generous offer to store future purchases in her spacious cellar in Lewes.
The S.W.A.S. Cellar Wines
|06/03/2013||(#1)||-||2008||G. B. Burlotto Barolo Monvigliero||Barolo|
|06/03/2013||(#3)||-||2005||Château La Nerthe||Châteauneuf-du-Pape|
|18/01/2014||(#4)||2||2009||Domaine Delubac L'Authentique||Côtes-du-Rhône-Villages Cairanne|
|18/01/2014||4||2009||Paul Jaboulet Domaine Thalabert||Crozes-Hermitage|
|18/01/2014||(#1)||-||2005||Domaine La Roquette||Châteauneuf-du-Pape|
|12/02/2016||3||2010||Cornas Nicolas Perrin||Rhône||£26|
|12/02/2016||6||2005||The Society's Exhibition Hermitage Rouge||Rhône||£36|
|12/02/2016||3||2010||Carmignano Villa di Capezzana||Central Tuscany/Umbria||£17|
Note #1: one bottle of each of these wines was enjoyed at the 40th Anniversary Dinner
Note #2: two bottles of this wine were enjoyed at the 40th Anniversary Dinner
Note #3: the last bottle of this wine was enjoyed at the 2016 AGM
Note #4: two bottles of this wine were enjoyed at the 2017 AGM
This list includes the wines purchased, as recommended by the SWAS Wine Committee, following the allocation of funds at the AGM held in December 2015.