Our wine tasting evenings give you a chance to enjoy - and learn about - wines in a friendly atmosphere. We are wine enthusiasts improving our knowledge the fun way! Educating your palate greatly adds to the pleasure of drinking but our tastings are also very sociable occasions.
An evening may cover wines from a particular country such as Hungary or South Africa, or round a particular theme such as matching food with wine or wines from a particular supplier. It is an ideal way of socialising and making new friends or relaxing with regular friends. Most of our events are held in members' homes but we also visit wine fairs, wine bars and tastings organised for us by retailers. Each tasting is followed by a delicious buffet, often reflecting the wine theme for the evening.
The charge just covers the cost of the wines and food and so is very reasonable compared with wine tastings elsewhere and is usually £15 - £20, depending on the costs of the wine.
We are enthusiasts growing our knowledge and appreciation of one of the greatest pleasures in life.
In December Vic presents his selection of robust but excellent Australian wines while Dave provides the bush tucker and vegemite sandwiches. Really? Yes and no on that one, mates. See diary for Saturday 7th December for full details.
Nov 2013 Comparing different wines from particular grape varieties
Oct 2013 Virgin Wine Fair and South American wines
Aug 2013 Californian and other US wines
Jul 2013 England's still and sparkling wines
Jun 2013 Wines from Italy
May 2013 South African wines
Mar 2013 Spanish Food & Wine Fair and Rhone wines
Feb 2013 Fine wines from Burgundy
Jan 2013 French wines from the Wine Society's flagship range
Nov 2012 Off the beaten track: quality wines from unusual places
Oct 2012 Belgian beers and buffet
Sep 2012 The great French 2009 vintage
Aug 2012 Grape varieties: Riesling, Chenin blanc, Syrah and Pinot Noir
Jun 2012 Australian wines
May 2012 Spain: beyond Rioja
Apr 2012 New Zealand Wines
Mar 2012 Spanish food and wine fiesta
Jan 2012 Grape varieties: Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc, Merlot and
Dec 2011 Matching Food and Wine
Sep 2011 South African Wine & Food
Aug 2011 Tokay, "Bull's Blood" and other Hungarian wines
Jul 2011 Wines for under £5
May 2011 Virgin wines
Dave Lawrence & Jacqui Heywood