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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.

2021 meetings programme 

20th July. We had a very successful Buffet Lunch wine tasting. This was a grand get-together for 36 members to re-connect after nearly 18 months without a wine tasting. See some pictures below.

Given the continuing uncertainties of the new normal we decided to fix just two more meetings this year, before getting back into a full series of tastings in 2022.

28th September. Tutored tasting of up to ten French wines by Ian Lloyd. We had a very informative and enjoyable tasting session with Ian.

7th December. Traditional Festive Lunch at Sadlers.

2022 meetings programme

15 February Personal Favourites: Half a dozen members each pick a couple of favourite wines
26 AprilOverseas wine-buying trips and tips. Peter Smith tells us how rewarding it is to buy direct from the vineyard
20 JuneFrench Vineyard Tour. Nearly sold-out four night trip to the Champagne, Burgundy and Chablis vineyards. Two places available. Email for more info
23 AugustGuest speaker, TBA
18 OctoberFood & Wine Match II. Our own chefs serve half a dozen further ‘problem’ foods for us to find our best wine matches
6 DecemberFestive Lunch

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