WINE APPRECIATION GROUP – A NEW VINTAGE

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 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.

2023 meetings programme

21 February Members Musings: We have four members introducing a varied selection of wines. The tastings will take you from South Africa to the North-West Iberian Peninsula, on to the South of France and through to the Rhône Valley. We can look forward to a thoroughly interesting selection of wines, including a blind tasting – comparing a zero-alcohol white wine with a regular wine – both from the same region.
18 AprilTBA
20 JuneProbably a vineyard tour
17 OctoberTBA
15 DecemberFestive Lunch

We had a very successful French Vineyard Tour in June 2022, 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 & Gaye Kyle)