65 Grange Gardens, Pinner, Middlesex HA5 5QD
Tel/fax 020 8866 9314
Paul Mapplebeck passed away on 3rd September 2020. He will be sadly missed.
A chemistry graduate from Wadham College, Oxford, Paul is a retired chemical company executive and business consultant with extensive knowledge of wines. Supported by his wife Joyce, he regularly presents at Central London Wine Society, Charlemagne Wine Club, Welwyn Wine Society, Chalfont and Amersham Wine Club, NatWest Bank Wine Society and Lincoln Wine Society.
Last year, Paul gave presentations to over 20 different wine clubs and societies. He is also known for his interest in wine label collecting
Paul calls on his extensive cellars and contacts to provide fine wine tastings, such the Special monthly tastings at Central London and Grand Cru Suppers (hosted by friends in the Home Counties) for about a dozen people.
Central London Wine Society Tastings
Paul runs a tasting of top quality wines most months at the Civil Service Club, 15 Great Scotland Yard in Westminster. Price usually £30. Recent and future tastings include:
Paul and Joyce at Central London Wine Society
13th January: "St Estephe" includes two Ch Montrose ('89 vintage = 97 Parker points)
10th February: "Top Australian Shiraz" - 1999 comparison of Henschke "Hill of Grace", Penfolds "Grange" and Mountadam "Patriarche"
10th March: "Ultimate Côte-Rôtie - with 6 wines rated 90 Parker points or better" (£35)
14th April: "St Emilion"
12th May: "Graves"
9th June: "Vertical tasting of Ch Gruaud-Larose" for St Julien fans.
14th July: "Top Australian Shiraz" – how often do you encounter 1990 Penfold Grange?
11th August: "Rhone - Hermitage" – big names going back as far as 1978
8th September: "St Emilion Up and Comers"
13th October: "Bordeaux - Paulliac"
10th November: "South Rhone - Chateauneuf de Pape"
8th December: "Grahams Port 2003 - 1963
12th January: Fine Bordeaux - a vertical tasting of Ch. Montrose back to 1990 (100 Parker Points) & (96 points) (£35)"
9th February: Top Australian Shiraz
9th March: Côte-Rôtie (£35)
13th April: Bordeaux - St. Julien including one 100 Parker point wine
11th May: Fine Red Burgundy
8th June: Bordeaux - Paulliac going back as far as 1982
13th July: Australian Cabernet Sauvignon
10th August: Hermitage (£35)
14th Sept: Ch Léoville-Barton Vertical 2003-1983 (£35)
12th October: Pomerol
9th November: Châteauneuf du Pape, Clos des Papes 2007-1990
7th December: Taylor & Fonseca Port
For details, please contact Paul Mapplebeck at the address above.