The newly formed group kicked off in style with their first proper tasting, following an informal inaugural event in September to welcome new members, taken from the long waiting list of the two existing wine groups. The tasting focused around the wines of Tuscany, with a focus on Chianti of course, but also tasting Tuscany’s most famous white wine, Vernaccia, with its long history going back to medieval time. It was a revelation to many and one which is now on some members’ shopping list. With Chianti, the group learnt the difference between Chianti, Chianti Classico, Riserva, Superiore, Selezione, and Chianti Classico Riserva, to name a few of the most popular styles. Quality wines from time-honoured vineyards were tasted, to much approval from one and all. And the mystery of the black cockerel found on the label of Chianti Classico bottles only, was finally unravelled. A supper of Tuscan-inspired dishes followed, to much approval from one and all!