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Wine Appreciation 3

Meeting Details

Meeting Day1st Friday
Time1.45 - 3.45
FrequencyMonthly
LocationCastle Street Centre
Co-ordinator(s)Allan Sharples & Digby Gunson

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Reports

January 2020

Our Autumn programme started in September with a session of "Would I Lie To You!" which was followed by a very pleasing presentation by Andrew of Majestic on Eastern European wines.

In November we sampled and learned about the wines of South Western France featuring a number of indigenous and ( in some cases) nearly extinct varieties such as Courbiou and Manseng.

In early December we held our Jacob's Join before our annual Christmas Lunch at Kendal College on the 19th, where 27 of the group enjoyed a fine lunch , thanks to the skills of students and staff.

We shall start again in January with a look at some of the wines of the larger "negociants" including a wine from way back, Sichel's" Blue Nun". still in production after fifty years or more!  Remember that one, along with "Balck Tower"?

Allan Sharples and Digby Gunson (Co-ordinators)

May 2019

After a very successfulautumn programme, we started off in January with a return visit to Australia and New Zealand presented by two members of the group.

In February we enlisted the help of Andrew from Majestic who talked about the effects of ageing on wines and compared younger wines with "reservas". 

Our recently held March meeting concentrated on South American wines enhanced with a colourful description, beautifully illustrated, of an itinerary taking in Uruguay, Brazil, Chile and Argentina. We resisted a group rendering of "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina" when we were shown photos of the Peron establishment!

April - our old friend Guy Pugh, from Garstang, will present unusual Spanish wines.

Attendances have been very good, with March very good indeed. Our last meeting will be in June when we shall be sampling a variety of fortified wines

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