Meets monthly on the second Tuesday evening at 7.30pm in the Maendy Room of Cowbridge United Free Church (Ramoth Church Hall), The Broad Shoard, Cowbridge, to appreciate wine.
Contact Peter Carter
We normally taste four bottles of wine between about twenty members. Each member or couple take it in turn to organise the monthly sessions. They choose the wine or theme for the evening and make the presentation.
We all feel free to make our observation without the fear of being ridiculed. In fact, when we have blind tastings, we soon realise just how little we know about wine! The evenings are all about tasting a wide variety of wines, sharing our thoughts and observations, and each other's company.
In December in recent years we have had a seasonal 'Festive Supper' when we tasted a range of different dishes to accompany the wines. In addition to the regular monthly meetings we may hold some special events each year. We have made several vineyard visits. In September 2019 we visited Parva Farm Vineyard in Tintern whilst in September 2017 we enjoyed a visit to Three Choirs Vineyard Newent, Gloucestershire. In September 2014 we visited Llanerch Vineyard Hensol, Vale of Glamorgan. In 2013 we visited Ancre Hill Vineyard Monmouth. In 2015, instead of a vineyard visit, we enjoyed an excellent lunch with wine tasting in a private room at Miskin Manor. Our June 2014 Annual Dinner, December 2014 Festive Dinner, June 2015 Annual Dinner, February 2017 AGM and Annual Dinner were all held at the Duke of Wellington. Since 2018 we have held an annual dinner in January, again at the Duke of Wellington
At present, because of the size of the group, we are unable to accept any new members. If you have any queries, please contact the Group Leader, Peter Carter.
If you would like to learn a little more about the Group you may like to read the Cowbridge U3A Tuesday Tipplers Newsletter Articles.
Information on our past and future meetings can be found below:
January 2019 Annual Dinner, February 2019 AGM and Blind Tasting, March 2019 Wines from Burgundy, April 2019 Volcanic Wines, May 2019 Call My (Wine) Bluff, June 2019 Wines from the Libournais, July 2019 From Boverton to Bordeaux, August 2019 Wines from the Antipodes, September 2019 Vineyard Visit, October 2019 Mediterranean Wines, November 2019 Spanish Reds: Not Rioja, December 2019 European Wines
January 2018 Annual Dinner, February 2018 Wines of Eastern Europe,March 2018 Beaujolais,April 2018 Wines from Argentina,May 2018 Wines from elsewhere,June 2018 Wines from southern Spain,July 2018 Wines for a Summer Barbecue,August 2018 Saintly wines of France, September 2018 Wines from southern Italy, October 2018 Sauvignon blends, November 2018 Wines of Puglia, December 2018 German Wines
January 2017 Wine Challenge, February 2017 AGM and Annual Dinner, March 2017 English Wines, April 2017 Australia and South Africa, May 2017 Saturday Kitchen Live, June 2017 Grenache, July 2017 French Summer wines, August 2017 Wines from Portugal, September 2017 Vineyard visit, October 2017 Brexit wines, November 2017 Austrian Wines, December 2017 Sicilian Wines
January 2016 Hearty reds, February 2016 AGM followed by Four wines from Central Italy, March 2016 Merlot wines, April 2016 South African wines, May 2016 Biodynamic wines, June 2016 Lunch at Holm House, July 2016 Summer wines, Aug 2016 Does the label sell the wine?, September 2016 Californian wines, October 2016 Wines from the Médoc, November 2016 Bonfire Night, December 2016 Wines of Tuscany
January 2015 Portugal, February 2015 AGM followed by Languedoc-Roussillon, March 2015 Loire Valley, April 2015 Old v New World Reds, May 2015 Burgundy, June 2015 Annual Dinner, July 2015 Call My Wine Bluff, August 2015 holidays!, September 2015 Lunch at Miskin Manor, October 2015 Halloween Special, November 2015 Wines of Catalonia, December 2015 Christmas Special
January 2014 Claret, February 2014 Rhone Valley, March 2014 South Africa, April 2014 The Garden of Eden, May 2014 North America, June 2014 Annual Dinner, July 2014 Burgundy, August 2014 Italy, September 2014 Llanerch Vineyard, October 2014 Red selection, November 2014 Iberian night at Waitrose, December 2014 Festive Dinner
|Dates for your Diary|
|Tue Jun 9th||Wine tasting led by Roger Barwick and Dorothy Stone: 'Marks & Spencer's Best Wines'|
|Tue Jul 14th||Wine tasting led by Peter and Jean Carter: 'French wines from independent producers'|
|Tue Aug 11th||Volunteers needed|
|Tue Sep 8th||Volunteers needed|
|Tue Oct 13th||Wine tasting led by Silke & friends: 'A Georgian Journey'|
|Tue Nov 10th||Volunteers needed|
|Tue Dec 8th||Volunteers needed|