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Faringdon’s Wine Appreciation Group reformed last year to continue and develop the brilliant introduction to wine that Charles Garrett had previously run and which so many U3A members had hugely enjoyed. Now, a small Cellar Team has put together a programme of talks, visits, tastings and events to appeal to all U3A wine drinkers. Over the next year, we want to learn about, talk about, taste and compare wines probably costing between £5 and £20 a bottle, that will help us choose the best wines – whether for the daily glass at supper, a dinner party for friends or even the daughter’s wedding.

The group meets every two months in Faringdon or nearby, on the third or fourth Tuesday. All U3A members are welcome and there’s no annual subscription, just a charge for each event you come to.

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April Quiz & Progress Reports

Your Cellar Team are delighted to have secured the services of Faringdon’s finest, most knowledgeable, fairest and most charming quizmaster team for our April 17th meeting. This devilish duo will be the highlight of the session, more than compensating for the AGM-type stuff that we need to get through first. We’ll be in teams of four for the quiz, which will include tasting four mystery wines. Bottles of wine will be awarded to the winning team’s members.

The meeting is in the church Barber Rooms venue from 1400 to 1600 on Tuesday 17th April and will cost just £5. Click on the link below for the booking form. Bookings close on Friday March 30th, to give our quizmasters time to order in enough bottles. Payments are due very shortly after on April 3rd.

More info and booking details here

June Meeting

Tuesday 26 June – Vineyard visit

We’ve booked the two hour vineyard and winery tour, the Faringdon bus is hired, and the 10% discount on wine purchases negotiated. All we need now is a lovely sunny day for the visit to Chiltern Wines near Henley.

Bookings haven’t opened yet but all the details will be in our next email newsletter and on this website.

 The 2018 programme is:

20 February Compare & contrast tasting
17 April Quiz and progress reports
26 June Vineyard visit to Chiltern Wines near Henley
21 August Which supermarket?
16 October The world of sherry
11 December Sadlers Festive Lunch

So whether you already enjoy a wide repertoire of wines or find yourself intimidated by the acres on offer in the supermarket, we’re sure you’ll find this a rewardingly sociable way of spending an afternoon every couple of months and getting more out each time you pull a cork. Cheers!

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