|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 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
We have continued to enjoy a varied programme of tastings. In April Barbara presented an interesting selection of Pinot wines from a variety of suppliers both local and further afield.
We usually have a meal out in May but this year we had a buffet lunch at Abbott Hall with accompanying wines which everyone enjoyed.
We start again in September and new members are welcome.
We have continued to enjoy presentations by members with a selection of from Languedoc/Rousillon in November and in January wines from Beaujolais and Gaillac.
Thanks to all the presenters this year during Barbara's enforced absence
We had our usual Christmas lunch at Abbot Hall with a four course meal with an aperitif, wines with each course and finishing with cheese and biscuits accompanied by port. Unfortunately Barbara could not attend so a meals on wheels was put in place so she could enjoy the food and her wine choices at home later.
Our last meeting is in May and we start again in September
New members are welcome. Please contact Lesley.
Wine Group2 has had two meetings this season, the first a joint presentation by two of our group of wines from the Wine Society selection and our latest a blind tasting of white and red wines by another member of the group.
We often find that not everybody can attend a meeting so if you are interested a call to our co-ordinator may be to your advantage as we no longer have a waiting list