Wine Appreciation Group (WAG)

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For people who have an interest in and enjoy wine; and who wish to appreciate it more by learning the various methods of producing different wines from vineyards in this country and abroad.

Wine Appreciation 1 – We meet on the first Friday of each month at 2.30pm.

Wine Appreciation 2 – We meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 2.00pm.

Wine Appreciation Group 2

With the easing of restrictions and beautiful sunshine we met in Julie’s beautiful garden for the first time since last September. On the menu were two Malbecs from South America and two Sauvignon Blancs from New Zealand.
The first Malbec from Chile had a blue fruit sweetness with hints of ripe dark
fruits; elements of spicy black pepper and smooth tannins. The second, was a
high – altitude Malbec from the Argentine Andes, with a lovely plush texture. Both wines would complement grilled steaks and casseroles.
The Wairau Valley provided our first bottle of Sauvignon Blanc and with a bouquet of lemon, currant and fresh herbs it would pair well with creamy fish dishes and salmon en croute. Our second, was a classic zingy Sauvignon and very drinkable as an aperitif on a sunny day, featuring hints of citrus fruits, passion fruit and melon. The wines were accompanied by artisan breads and delicious cheeses.

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Despite Lockdown, our group of dedicated oenophiles were not to be
deterred from seeking out fine wines; thanks to technology we continued
to have our monthly meetings via Zoom.
Members each chose a wine to sample and describe. Omitting the odd
G&T, the wines have covered a broad range from opulent Argentinian
Malbec, jam-packed with fruit flavours, excellent with strong cheeses and
roasted beef, to lighter wines. A Rose from the Terre du Midi was
recommended as an aperitif perfect to share with friends on a sunny,
warm afternoon. Chilean whites also featured and a lively, fresh, tropical
Sauvignon Blanc would go well with fish dishes and salads in the summer
We have all received our first jabs and weather permitting hope to meet
outside in two small groups before much longer.

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Exploring South West Wales – Saturday 23 April to Saturday 30 April 2022

Our holiday for 2022 will be 8 days exploring the history and heritage of this area of the UK.


Our trip to the Christmas lights at Kew in 2018 proved extremely popular and so we have organised a visit to Leonardslee Gardens, at Lower Beeding, near Horsham for their Illuminations and Christmas Market. The Illuminations should prove to be spectacular and atmospheric, with a 60-90 minute stroll through the beautiful grounds of Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens as they come to life with

Fancy a Cuppa? Next meeting – Friday 15 October