Wine Appreciation

We aim to be a friendly Group wanting to understand more about wine, and perhaps craft beers and gins. We’re not experts, but hope to learn more together. At our first meeting we will decide how we’ll operate – dates, costs, whether to rotate venues, what we’ll taste – by wine type, country etc – and whether to go out to, say, a commercial tasting now and then.

Wine and some nibbles to go with it cost money, of course. Our intention is to be modest, aiming at a cost per meeting of somewhere between £5 and £10 per member (payable at each meeting), depending on what we taste. The group members will decide the amount.

Frequency: Monthly
When: First Thursday evening
Where: Generally in a Group member’s house, though some may be at a public venue like a vintners
Number of places per session: 12-15 members

Group Conveners: Ed Allen, Diana Pavey, Kathy McHale

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March 2018

Ed’s and Cathy’s bottle of wine from the Ukraine agreed as ‘top tasty’ at our Bring a Bottle evening

 

 

 

 

February 2018

The theme was French wine discoveries, much enjoyed by one and all!

 

 

 

November 2017

Having established our ‘ground rules’ under the guidance of Luisa, a member of our group and professional ‘Wine Taster’, we went on to taste 4 wines, 2 white and 2 red from different regions of Italy. Luisa’s expertise and passion for wine is invaluable and the following discussion wide ranging, about aromas, colours, type of grape, what to eat with the different wines. All this was followed by nibbles prepared by Kathy in whose house we held our meeting and more discussion.

A successful meeting was summed up by Vicci – “I enjoyed the meeting so much I don’t want to miss the second so am selling my Liam Gallagher tickets“.