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Wine Appreciation 1

Meeting Details

Meeting Day2nd Thursday
Time2.00 pm
FrequencyMonthly
LocationAbbot Hall Social Centre

What we do

The idea of the group, which started nearly 14 years ago, is to appreciate wines from different countries - different grapes and different winemakers etc., but nothing too serious! At each meeting we taste and discuss 4 different wines. We quite often have cheese and nibbles to complement the wine if we can keep within our budget. 95% of the wine we taste is bought locally in order that the members can easily buy a bottle on the way home! At Christmas we have a light 3 course meal with wines and extra tastings (this involves an extra charge). We always have an "end of term" party, but for this we go to a restaurant- if possible one where we can take our own wine. We are a very friendly crowd and everyone takes as much or as little as they want from these meetings, even if it is only quietly enjoying the wine and having a chat with other members. Our limit that we can accommodate is 30 - but we can take in a few more members: because of holidays etc we often have a spare place or two at most meetings. The whole joy of wine tasting is tasting with others and finding out our likes and dislikes. Anyone who is interested in spending a relaxing afternoon in lovely surroundings is welcome to join us. There is a charge of approximately £5 per meeting.

We currently have a short waiting list for members wishing to join the group.

Reports

March 2017

No meetings in June, July or Aug. Resume on 14 Sep.

The group continues to enjoy a very varied programme presented by enthusiastic group members. This ensures a fresh and exciting approach to a diverse selection of wines .

We have tasted wines from South Africa, “what’s new from Chile”, Spanish wines other than Rioja; and a selection from ‘Strange Places’!

In December we enjoyed a Wilf’s buffet as a change from our usual traditional Christmas meal. Enjoyed by all.

We have been able to accommodate new members, but are again now fully subscribed. We do hold a waiting list and will be pleased to hear from anyone interested in joining us.

It is important that all members who are unable to attend notify the co-ordinator at least one week in advance otherwise there may be a charge.

November 2016

2017 Meetings: 12 Jan; 9 Feb; 9 Mar, 13 Apr; 11 May

The group continues to enjoy a very varied programme presented by various group members. This ensures a fresh and exciting approach to a diverse selection of wines .

Whilst our annual May meeting – a meal at the Golf Club had to be postponed until September – it was still a very pleasant evening enjoyed by all.

It is important that all members who are unable to attend notify the co-ordinator at least one week in advance otherwise there may be a charge

We are currently fully subscribed but have a waiting list

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