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The Wine Appreciation Group is an unstuffy collection of people who want to learn about and compare wines that will help us choose the best – whether for a daily glass, a dinner party or even a wedding. We aim to meet every two months in Faringdon or nearby. All u3a members are welcome and there’s no annual subscription, just a charge for each event you come to.

2022 meetings programme

15 February Personal Favourites: Half a dozen members each picked a couple of favourite wines
26 AprilOverseas wine-buying trips and tips. Peter Smith told us how rewarding it is to buy direct from the vineyard
20 JuneFrench Vineyard Tour. Sold-out. Four night trip to the Champagne, Burgundy and Chablis vineyards.
23 AugustCancelled
18 OctoberFood & Wine Match II. Our own chefs serve half a dozen further ‘problem’ foods for us to find our best wine matches
9 DecemberFestive Lunch

We had a very successful French Vineyard Tour in June, and some pictures are shown below!

Photographer: Angela Bathe. Lunch at L’Estaminet de Corton en route to Château de Savigny-lès-Beaune.

Photographer: Angela Bathe. Tasting at Champagne Tribaut in Hautvillers, overlooking Epernay Premier Cru vineyards.

Photographer: Julia Burn. At Domaine Olivier Leflaive for tour of Puligny-Montrachet vineyards. (M. Leflaive in red trousers)

Photographer: Liz Cunningham. Premier Cru Chablis and Charcuterie Board at the only bar in Auxerre open after the thunderstorm.

Photographer: Liz Cunningham. The comfy seats with Premier Cru Chablis and Charcuterie Board.

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The Cellar Team (Ricky Cunningham, Peter Robinson, Maggie Robinson & David Burn)