Wine Appreciation 2
This group is aimed at people who enjoy drinking wine and would like to share their knowledge and/or know a bit more about it - whilst not taking it too seriously!
The basic idea is for each of the members to run a session on a topic of their choosing, at a venue of their choosing. The topic can be anything wine-related and the venue will usually be their home – but it doesn’t have to be. This won’t be an expert-led group but a co-operative of people who are happy to share knowledge OR do a little work to educate the rest of us.
A group of say 10-12 people contribute and agree a set of topics with each of them picking up one of them up. I’m not an expert but I’d be happy describing wine-making in New Zealand and slotting in a half-dozen examples.
One by one members organise and deliver the monthly sessions. That would include any research required, the prep of any relevant materials, the acquisition of suitable wines and the selection and management of the venue. The venue could be their house, another member’s, a friends’ or somewhere completely different.
The wines are be sampled before, during or after the session as decided by the session Organiser. The wines are paid for by those attending, splitting the cost equally. Sessions end with some light food, provided by the host/hostess for that evening. Cheese and biscuits is a common choice.
Assuming we had 10-12 people per session and 4-6 wines, each person would consume, on average, 1 - 1 ½ glasses of wine. Transport would need to be arranged and managed accordingly. Those wishing to drive themselves would need to restrict their intake to smaller samples (and thus consume the equivalent of 1 full glass at most). Those who live within walking distance, can catch a bus or can persuade a partner, friend etc. to pick them up, could obviously consume more. Further details are available in the document on the right (Wine Appreciation 2 rationale) or from the Organiser.