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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.

Next 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.

Further details and our latest newsletter can be found here Vineyard Trip

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)