The Wine Appreciation group meet on the 1st Monday of every month at The Sun Inn from 7.30 – 9.30 pm. The contact for the group is Tom Hickingbottom on 01773 762333. The group have agreed to pay £5 per month to cover the costs involved.
The group is lucky to have to such an experience member as John Slater. He is able to organize the wines for tasting and give background information to the different varieties. For some meetings different members have suggested ideas for their sessions.
They usually try about 4 wines that have a connection, like the same growing area or the same grape, so that comparisons can be made. Often these are 2 reds and 2 whites. They have tried a price range from the cheap supermarket plonk @ £3.85 to £4.99 a bottle up to wines costing £9.00 each.
Tom is hoping that they will be able to plan future visits out to vineyards, both local e.g. Renishaw Hall and further afield, perhaps France.
February meeting 2020 – the group visited Weaver’s Wine Merchants for a tasting session. (see gallery for photo)
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