|Meeting Day||4th Thursday|
|Location||Abbot Hall Social Centre|
|Co-ordinator(s)||Lesley Sellar & 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.
We have enjoyed a diverse selection of wines this year
At our April meeting we tasted wines from areas of Australia and New Zealand where the presenter had recently been.
Our 'end of term' was a dinner at Kendal Golf Club on a fine evening where the excellent food was accompanied by a wine for each course. An interesting selection of wines had been chosen by Barbara with an aperitif of dry Madeira and port to finish the celebration
Our meetings will recommence in September.
We are currently full but have no waiting list and would be happy to accommodate visitors who would like to try a meeting.
We finished 2016 with a Christmas meal with a wine for each course. January's meeting tasted wines made from the viognier grape and three blended wines with the Cabernet Franc grape and very interesting to try. February had a selection of wines made from lesser known grapes mainly from Italy.
We currently have a full membership.
2017 Meetings: 26 Jan; 23 Feb; 23 Mar; 27 April
We have started the season with two meetings so far, firstly tasting pinot noir wines from around the world and then, at our latest meeting, we enjoyed a miscellany of wines from local retail outlets.
Our numbers are full but as not everybody is able to attend every meeting we try to allow visitors from our waiting list.