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Wine Appreciation

Wine AppreciationIn the past few years we have tasted wine from all over the world as each month a different member hosts the group and chooses which wines we should taste - sometimes by country or region, and sometimes by grape variety. We have all enjoyed trying wines which we would not normally have chosen so we like to feel our tastes have widened through belonging to this Interest Group. Whenever we can find a teetotal driver we love to take the Lerryn Minibus out for a spin to a local vineyard or wine merchant.

SADLY THIS GROUP IS NOW FULL BUT WE WOULD WELCOME A SECOND GROUP BEING SET UP TO SHARE TRIPS OUT AND ABOUT

Contact the Group Leader

Group contact: Lindsay Southgate

Telephone: 01208 873371

 

2020 schedule

24 Feb Sue & Carl
30 Mar Jenny
27 Apr Rob and Lin
25 May Jean & Eric
29 Jun Helen
27 Jul Lindsay & Keith
31 Aug tba
28 Sep Alan
26 Oct Christine
 
 

January 2020 meeting

We started the new year with three firsts for our meetings:

-we've never tasted 9 bottles in one session before

-we've never tasted alcohol free wine before

-we've never used spittoons until now!

To the surprise of the group Nick had decided to follow the trend of dry January. As there is no duty to pay on alcohol free wine he was able to source eight bottles within our ususal total budget. We were given three options to define our reaction to each bottle - spit, suffer or savour. The results are collated below.

Red
Eisberg Alcohol Free Cabernet Sauvignon, Morrison’s £3.50 reduced to £2.50 (Orange, Suffer).
Sainsbury’s Alcohol Free, £2.75 (Red, Spit).

Rose
Sainsbury’s Alcohol Free, £2.75 (Green, Savour).
Sainsbury’s Low Alcohol Merlot Rose, £3.50 reduced to £2.10 (Orange, Suffer).

White
Sainsbury’s Alcohol Free, £2.75 (Red, Spit).
Sainsbury’s Low Alcohol Sauvignon Blanc, £3.50 (Orange, Suffer).
Hardy’s Alcohol Free Chardonnay, Tesco’s £5.00 (Orange, Suffer).
Artis Alcohol Removed Chardonnay, Sainsbury’s £5.50 (Orange, Suffer).

 

Red 13.5% Alcohol
Morrison’s Côtes Du Rhône Villages, Bonus Reward

 

 We were rewarded at the end of eight bottles with a very pleasant bottle of red which contained alcohol! Certainly a different start to 2020 - thanks to Nick for making us all think differently!