Havant

Wine Appreciation

Meetings: October to July, 2.00pm to 4:00pm on the 3rd Tuesday of the month
Venue: Because of Covid concerns meetings will continue via Zoom until the membership are confident enough meet in person.

Contacts:

Geoff Worthington - gworthingt@aol.com or telephone 023 9241 3277
Steve Cook - steve.cook99@btinternet.com

The new Havant U3A year starts on the 1st of August 2022 but in practice at our AGM on the 15th September. Those wishing to join or re join the group should inform Geoff Worthington by email, telephone or in person at the AGM, contact details above.

Following consultation with the group members who have been meeting over Zoom during the last u3a year it has been decided to resume face to face meetings. Whilst it is understood it will not meet the needs of all the majority were in favour meeting in person once per month as was the case prior to Covid. A local venue will be selected once the size of the new group is known

At the time of Lockdown the groups wine account was overspent and the Denvilles Club owed us money for the cancelled meetings. The Denvilles Club have refunded £128.00 (all of what was owed) which is being held centrally by the Havant U3A Treasurer. It will be available to the group when needed. The overspend on wine has been cleared by a generous donation.

The Groups Objectives

To study as many characteristics of wine and wine making as we have interest and time to cover.

Suggested topics:

  • Studying the characteristics of grape varieties
  • Single grape varieties and blended wines
  • Legislation with respect to bottle content and labelling
  • Which countries grow grapes on a commercial scale, why and how
  • The relevance of terroir (soil, climate, etc)
  • Seeking insight into the the complexity of the wine making processes and the effect of the wine makers decisions on the resultant product
  • Quantifying what we like and don't like about a specific wine.
  • Price, quality and value
  • Making new friends
  • Responsible drinking!
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British History Canasta
Creative Writing Current Affairs
Cycling for Fun Day Trips
Environment & Technology Family History
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Geology and Landscape German
Internet & Computer Help Italian Intermediate
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