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. In addition, following the 2017 AGM, monthly hosts will also be offered a no-obligation opportunity to include one bottle (chosen by the FWC from the SWAS Cellar), at no extra cost, in their Tastings.
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 10th October 2018) there are 31 bottles of Fine Wines safely stored in the SWAS cellar under the care of Dinah Longden.
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||(#5)||2*||2005||The Society's Exhibition Hermitage Rouge||Rhône||£36|
|12/02/2016||3||2010||Carmignano Villa di Capezzana||Central Tuscany/Umbria||£17|
|Feb 2018||4||2014|| Chianti Classico, Fontodi
(Wine Society Ref IT23591)
|Feb 2018||4||2016|| De Morgenzon Reserve Chenin Blanc
(Wine Society Ref SA12861)
|Feb 2018||6||2007|| D'Arenberg 'Dead Arm', McLaren Vale
Shiraz (Wine Society Ref AU13481)
|Feb 2018||4||2013|| Aglianico del Vulture Alvolo, Alovini
(Wine Society Ref IT23491)
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
Note #5: one bottle enjoyed at Dinah's Tasting April 2018, one at Jill & Bryan's in June 2018, one at Celia's in July 2018 & one at Dinah's in Oct 2018. When Dinah moves house in late 2018 the SWAS Cellar will be transferred to Bill's safe keeping.
Note * Bryan is currently looking after 1 bottle. This will be offered to hosts for Tastings in 2018