Varsity Trials 2022

January 17, 2022 7:00 pm

Event Details

The 2022 varsity match between Cambridge and Oxford will be held in London on 17th February. Six team members plus a reserve will compete in a match similar in structure to our Sunday tastings: a flight of six white wines for 40 mins, followed after a short break by a flight of red wines for 40 mins.

Trials for a wider extension team will be held on Monday 17th Jan and Wednesday 19th Jan at 7pm. The selected extension team will train 3-4 times per week (including the Sunday sessions) until shortly before the Varsity match, at which point the final 7 competitors will be chosen. There are also a number of international competitions that extension team members would be eligible for.

You must attend both trials: different wines will be served and your performance over all 24 wines will be taken into account. Trials are closed-book.

Please bring your own water, pen, and set of 6 ISO tasting glasses, available to buy here. Wines, tasting sheets, spittoons and crackers will be provided. Evidence that you are a current student (e.g. student card) will be required on entry to the first trial, and a same-day negative lateral flow result will be required on entry to all sessions this term, including these trials.

Tickets are limited to one per registered email address. Any tickets purchased from other email addresses will be considered invalid and will be refunded. Feel free to contact Emer (ecj35) with any queries.


Note: there is an error with the final email confirmation of registrations, but once payment goes through, the registration has been approved. Manual email confirmations will be sent out, and refunds will be processed in the case that anyone has made multiple payments.


Dates: Monday 17th Jan and Wednesday 19th Jan
Time: 7pm sharp
Where: Little St Mary’s Church, Trumpington Street CB2 1QG
Cost: £30 for both trials
Registration for trials (via purchase of this ticket) will be open from 6pm on Tuesday 11th January until 12 noon on Friday 14th January.

Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • Trial 1
    January 17, 2022
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Trial 2
    January 19, 2022
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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