Certificates

July 12, 2017

If you’ve been concerned about the glacial pace that certificates are being sent out, please take note that more have been sent out this week.

As of July 4, 2017 we currently have:

Total Members 1,740

US 1,420
Canada 80
UK 62
Australia 25
The Netherlands 16
Germany 14
Finland 13
Hong Kong 12
Sweden 12
Brazil 9
Norway 9
Spain 9
France 8
Greece 8
Switzerland 7
Denmark 5
Italy 5
Belgium 2
Hungary 2
Ireland 2
Mexico 2
Poland 2
Portugal 2
Turkey 2
UAE 2
Bahamas 1
Bulgaria 1
Czech Republic 1
Estonia 1
India 1
Macau 1
Georgia 1
Romania 1
Russia 1
Taiwan 1

Regular (100) 1,556
Doppel (200) 118
Trebble (300) 39
Quattro (400) 18
Pentavini (500) 7
Hexavin (600) 2

Men 1,137
Women 603

Le Grand Prix du Cepage

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Le Grand Prix du Cepage is for the member who has tried the most grape varieties. There are currently 3 members who are Hexavin level members, which means they have tasted over 600 grapes.

If you would like to be considered for Le Grand Prix du Cepage, please send your most up to date list via info at winecentury.com or via the upload form by September 30, 2017. A winner will be announced on October 21, 2017. Please not that all entries will be available for public view on this website, so remember to cross your T’s, dot your I’s and double dot your Gewürztraminers!

Past Winners:
2014 Thomas Reagan
2015 Michael Mangahas
2016 Michael Mangahas
2017 ________________

Official Wine Century Club T Shirt

December 7, 2013

The perfect actionwear for epic tastings or working off your weingut.

Now available at www.delongwine.com

Le Grand Prix du Cepage 2014

December 4, 2013

The competition is heating up. I have word from past champion Tom Reagan Jr. that he is at 600.

Onward and Upwards

October 28, 2013

The Wine Century Club Stacked

The Wine Century Club now has 1,378 members worldwide. Stacked end to end (and assuming an average height of 5ft 6in) we now are collectively taller than Mount Kosciuszko, the highest mountain in Australia.

Great Wine News

May 4, 2013

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An inspirational article by über member Dan Traucki published in the May 2013 Great Wine News.

Titanic Tannat Tasting

March 3, 2013

Newly minted Treble Centurian Randy Cepuch recently held a tannat tasting for some friends.

“There were 20 of us, and I think it’s safe to say the favorite bottles were the Pisano RPF, the Pisano Reserve, the Chateau O’Brien (source of the first Tannat I’d ever tasted) and all three of the French entries – although one lawyer in the group noted that maybe drinkers should worry a bit when the largest type on the bottle could be interpreted as scary disclosure: “May die!”

It sounded like a fun tasting but no word as of yet as how everyone’s tongues survived the onslaught of tannins!


The Wine Century Club Adopts Official Book

November 20, 2012

The book photographed next to a man for scale

Wine Grapes, the new and amazing tome by Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding and José Vouillamoz has been adopted as our Bible, Talmud, Quran, Book of Mormon etc.

It will be used as the authoritative word in resolving deputes about synonyms, clones etc. No more arguments like:

“Brunello is an independent grape variety!”
“I believe that it’s actually Sangiovese.”
“How would you know? Do you know more than wine makers in Montalcino??!!!!”

If you don’t have a copy yet, check out the official site: Winegrapes.org for the best deal on it worldwide.

Certificates on the way

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If you’ve been waiting a little long for your certificate, please rest assured that they are currently being fined, filtered and finished and will be sent December 1st.

Thank you for you patience. We will mail no certificate before it’s time. . .

7th Birthday Grape Count

June 8, 2012

Grape Count:

179

Please post your wine name and grape varieties tasted below in the comments below.

Running Total:

1. Kerner
Chardonal
Cabernet Sauvignon Terry Sullivan
Vermentino
Nuragus Jim and Patricia Breed
Chardonnay
Castelao
Camarate
Tinta Miuda
Touriga Nacional Bob Gregg
Piedirosso
Aglianico Tim Faust
Pinot Noir
Sauvignon Blanc
Semillion
Gewürztraminer
Syrah
Nerello Capuccio
Nerello Mascalese
Blaufränkisch
Zweigelt
Merlot
Viura (Macabeo)
Palomino Fino Dennis Sullivan
Roupeirio
Antao Vaz
Perrum Diane Freeland
Agioritiko Mark Freeland
Viognier Dave Highfield
Godello
Aragonez Steve & Deborah De Long
Moscofilero
Assyrtiko – Sofoklis
Tannat Peter Conway
Moscatel
Viosinho
Arinto
Fernao Pires
Gouveio MaJ
Tintilla
Listan Negro Will
Savignan grape Susanne Kuehne
Vidal
Chambourcin
Cayuga
Carignane Peter Conway
Pinela Mary Williams
Brianna
LaCrescent
50. Muscato
Himrod Rosemary
Grenache
Mourvedre
Cinsault Bob Halifax
Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo)
Touriga Franca Brian & Maureen
Roditis
Malagouzia Anna S
Barbera d’Alba
Nebbiolo Corner Wines
Mencia Enotrends
Dornfelder Matt Pruyn
Bobal
Prieto Picudo
Juan Garcia Jamie Webb
Sagrantino Benito
Plavac Mali Candy Arbour
Grenache Blanche
Marsanne
Chenin Blanc
Pinot Gris gil kulers
Cabernet Franc Marilyn Nash
Matrasa Denis Roudenko
Sovereign Opal Larry Burr
Saint Pepin wm. darrell lee
Jacquère Chris Herbert and Nancy Welch
Savatiano James
macabeu
parellada
xarel·lo Steve and Deborah De Long
Traminette
Villard Noir
Lagrein Susan Blomeley
Brachetto d’Acqui Sande
Xinomavro
Riesling
Zinfandel
Petite Sirah Holly Settles
Rabigato
Gouveio
Roupeiro Margaret and Bill Goldstein
Bourboulenc
Clairette Tim Faust
Roussanne Paul Mims
Gamay Dale Cruse
Seyval Blanc Dale brock
Sumoll
Monica
Bovale Sardo
100. Gaglioppo
Egiodola Steven Moore
Ruche Jeff Carroll
Colombard
Ugni Blanc
Gros Marseng Aaron Mandel
Merwah
Obaideh Robin Garr
Lumassina
Tsolikauri Kevin Mosser
Clairette Jay Schneider
Bonardo Phil Watkins
Cynthiana Robert Austin
Zilavka Jackie Rogers
Blatina Bob Rogers
Oküzgözu
Bogaskere
Grolleau Noir
Pineau d’Aunis
Rkatsiteli marc
Edelweiss Susan & Brian Geraghty
Corot Noir
DeChaunac
Noiret
Valvin Muscat
Folle Blanche Kramer
Verdelho
Petit manseng
petit verdot Richard Leahy and Aimosaur a k a wineosaurus
Prosecco/Glera
Tamaioasa Anatoli Levine
Malbec
Primitivo Dennis Sullivan
Catarratto
Albarino Clark D’Elia
Passerina Bill Frazier
Petite Milo
Epicure Bob Halifax
Freisa
Ciliegiolo
Dolcetto
Petite Rouge
Fumin
Premetta
Corvina
Montepulciano Chris Hamm
Tinta Barroca
Musque ra
Fiano Steve and Deborah De Long
Sylvaner
150. Auxerrois
Chaselas Nick Underwood
Mavrud Ann Salisbury
Maria Gomes Kevin Armstrong
Picpout Blanc Vincent Williams
Lesvos paul
Inzolia
Trepat
Pinot Meunier Olli Heikkilä and Timo Jokinen The Brotherhood of the Knights of the Vine
Mauzac
Pecorino
Arrufiac Alex Bardsley
Schiava Alan J. Hess
Chardonel
Romorantin Tom Reagan, Dennis Sullivan and Parks Redwine
Mececata
Tibouron Greg Kozar
Norton Greg Teese
Rhoditis
Fileri Russ Frates
Merenillo
Tallet Tom Wolff
Samso Claude Nobauer
173. Calkarasi Susan
Tocai Friulano
Corvina
Molinara
Rondinella Tony Fletcher
Caino Tinto
179. Pedro Ximénez Debbie Attias

7th Anniversary International Tasting

May 30, 2012

To mark our lucky seventh anniversary, we’re going back to basics. We’re once again going to see how many grape varieties that we can collectively taste on one day. Hopefully we can beat our formidable record of 314 grape varieties collectively tasted.

Wherever you may be, please raise a glass on June 9th of the most obscure wine that you can get your hands on. And if at all possible please post a short note about the wine you had in the notes below. The note can be as simple as the name of the wine and its grape variety(ies).

Democracy Now! Elections this Fall!

Kim Jong Il WineIt’s come to my attention that being President For Life is going out of style. To lower my risk of exile or a long embarrassingly sad reign complete with bad haircuts, I’ve decided to abdicate my position starting this fall. Since my eldest son is too young, an election will be held. With great reluctance, I’ve allowed UN observers to watch the stuffing of the ballot boxes monitor the election.

The specifics are still vague but will materialize in the next month.