|Meeting Day||4th Thursday|
|Location||Abbot Hall Social Centre|
|Co-ordinator(s)||Julie Miller & Barbara Mason|
Our group began in January 2002 and has built up to a very friendly group who have great fun "traveling the world" finding out about the different Wines and the Countries that they come from. Sometimes we have a slide film show to give a better idea of what a country is like. This included our own English wine industry, which some people know little about. We aim to enjoy tasting 4 to 5 different wines to learn and discover which of the world's grapes we like best. Some people enjoy taking notes for future reference while others just relax and enjoy the experience and the congenial company. Our Christmas Party (involving some additional cost) is always a very jolly affair and on this day it is recommended to use public transport. The group at 30 members is fully subscribed at the moment but we have waiting list in operation for those wishing to join us in the future. People on the waiting list can take part in meetings that are not fully attended. There is a charge of £3 to £5 per meeting.
Our April meeting was a sampling of wines provided by Ed and Di Holt from a local retailer and were well received by all.
The last meeting of the session in May was a buffet lunch accompanied by wines for each course but with different ports providing the aperitif and postprandial refreshment. A most enjoyable afternoon.
The next meeting will be at AHSC on 26th September and places may be available so contact our organiser if interested. It is always possible to attend as a guest so give us a try.
No report received.
If you would like to join this group contact the co-ordinator.
Our season started in September with wines made from viognier or merlot grapes mostly from the Americas presented by Barbara Mason
In October David and Marion Staton gave us wines from the Baume region and near Beaujolais which they had visited over the summer. It was enjoyable to try wines from small personal wine producers.
We have five new members but if anyone would be interested in joining us please contact either Barbara or Lesley