Wine Appreciation 1
3rd Thursday 19:00 to 21:00
No Fixed Venue
The structure of the group is simple-throughout the year we aim to have seven or eight meetings in the houses of our members, one or two pub lunches, a visit to a vineyard, a summer garden luncheon and a tasting at a local wine merchant, who generally presents a generous selection of wines.. The dates and venues are decided six months in advance so we have a timetable to work to.
Members are generous in agreeing to host the monthly evenings and, in their capacity as host, they will choose the wines that are to be tasted that evening. They may make their choices based on Old World or New World wines, perhaps a particular country or region, a grape variety or simply red, white, rose or sparkling. A tasting measure is generally a third of a small wine glass. However, depending on the mode of transport members have used for the evening, the measure may increase or decrease!
The host will research the various wines to be tasted (where would we be without Google!) and print out tasting notes to hand around to members. We will probably have six or eight different wines to taste, accompanied by a selection of cheeses, bread and biscuits.