WINE APPRECIATION GROUP – A NEW VINTAGE

October tasting – Faringdon’s own wine expert, Donna Rogers of Den Boer Wines, gave us a fascinating introduction to the remarkably varied delights of sherry when she presented the group with six distinctive and delicious varieties to taste – ranging from the driest fino imaginable to an astonishingly sweet dessert style. And the Amontillado from Aldi was right up there with the best for quality, whilst having the best value by far.

2019 programme

26 March. Desert Island wines.

What wines would you want to enjoy if cast away on the proverbial desert island? And what stories would you tell about your choices? You can join our volunteer crew of eager castaways via the green button below. The usual booking mailing goes out in February.

Yes please I would like to present a Desert Island wine

21 May Food match. A food and wine tasting to understand better how to match a wine to a food or vice versa.
23 June Mosel valley wine tour
24 September Supermarket Challenge II
19 November Outside speaker
10 December Festive Lunch

New members

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 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.

Faringdon U3A Wine Appreciation Group Mosel Valley trip June 2019

We have now found a specialist tour operator which puts together bespoke trips, exclusively in Germany, including fine wine tours of the Mosel. The proposal is that the Wine Group’s vineyard trip in 2019 will be to the Mosel Valley. Please see this document for more details.  Mosel Valley

The closing date for this trip has now passed, but if you would still like to come on the trip then we can see whether we could fit you in – please click on the green button below.

Yes please I would like to come on the Mosel Valley trip


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