|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 monthly meetings have been looking at blends from different parts of the world mostly sourced through Majestic Wine.
We ended the year with a splendid lunch at Abbot Hall Social Centre starting with a sparkling rose aperitif, a sancerre from the Loire valley with the first course and Château-neuf-du-Pape with a roast beef dinner. We had Tia Maria with Christmas pudding and Taylor's port with an excellent selection of cheeses to round off. These wines were all supplied from Sainsbury.
We do have vacancies and anybody interested is asked to contact Barbara. We look forward to varied programme next year to end with a lunch in May
Vacancies for Oenophiles
Wine Appreciation 2 now has vacancies for new members to join. They would welcome anyone interested in learning about the wines of the world. They meet on the 4th Thursday of each month at 2 pm in the Abbott Hall Social Centre. Group leader Barbara Mason points out that they are all ‘young at heart’ and enjoy their meetings. Contact Barbara if you are interested.
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.