Wadhurst

Wine Appreciation

HOST - Jane and David Austin
DAY - Wednesday, 4th week in month
VENUE - Carillon Cottage, High Street, Wadhurst (unless otherwise stated)
TIME - 5.00pm – 7.00pm (may vary depending on activity)

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEND AN EMAIL MESSAGE TO THE JANE AND DAVID PLEASE CLICK ON THE BLUEBIRD ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDEBAR

COST PER MEETING - £10.00 per U3A member (wine/bread/nibbles, handouts, venue hire etc.)

ATTENDANCE/COMMUNICATIONS - All members will be asked to RSVP to the monthly email notification. This helps us to balance the books and ensure sufficient wine and cheese is purchased for each meeting.

Through a varied programme of wine tastings, guest speakers, outside visits and members' presentations, the Group's main objectives are to:

  • Learn more about the wine-producing regions of the world: their climate, geology, topography and soil types, and the properties they impart on the wine;
  • Explore the numerous grape varieties and their principal characteristics;
  • Increase our understanding of the science and art of viticulture and wine production;
  • And, most importantly, enjoy tasting it!

Wadhurst U3A - Wine Appreciation Group

Bottles and Glasses At a typical meeting we have a short introductory presentation, followed by the tastings. We try six different wines (usually 3 white and 3 red). Summary notes are provided; these include details about the wines (eg grape varieties, country/region, growing conditions, wine production techniques), tasting notes and ideas about food matching. We always have some samples of cheese/meat to complement the wines. At the end of each session, we take a straw poll to find out which wine was the favourite of the evening. We also try to guess the cost. Interestingly, it’s not always the most expensive wines that get the thumbs up from our members - everyone’s taste is different. As part of the fun, any remaining wine is raffled off at the end of the evening.



NEW MEMBERS: Please note this Group is now full but we have a waiting list and if there are free spaces at any of our meetings, those on the waiting list will be invited to attend. If you are interested in joining the waiting list, please contact Jane Austin by clicking on the Bluebird link.


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Wine Appreciation - Future Programme 2019/2020 (4th Weds of the month, unless otherwise stated)

DATETIME AND VENUETOPICPRESENTER(S)
25.09.19Carillon Cottage, High Street, Wadhurst (unless otherwise stated)5.00pm–7.00pm (may vary depending on activity)Wines of the AlsaceColin Izzard
23.10.19Carillon Cottage, High Street, Wadhurst (unless otherwise stated)5.00pm–7.00pm (may vary depending on activity)ChampagneGeoff Taylor, guest speaker and wine consultant.
29.11.19TBAWinegrowers Supper (or alternative tbc)
DecemberBreak for Christmas
22/01/20Carillon Cottage, High Street, Wadhurst (unless otherwise stated)5.00pm–7.00pm (may vary depending on activity).AGM and “Los vinos para disfrutar con Tapas" - Wines to enjoy with TapasDavid & Jane Austin
26/02/20Carillon Cottage, High Street, Wadhurst (unless otherwise stated)5.00pm–7.00pm (may vary depending on activity.Some Wines I drank in 2019Philip & Georgina Cheung
25/03/20Carillon Cottage, High Street, Wadhurst (unless otherwise stated)5.00pm–7.00pm (may vary depending on activity.Fortified Wine.Paul & Alison Bowden
22/04/20Carillon Cottage, High Street, Wadhurst (unless otherwise stated)5.00pm–7.00pm (may vary depending on activity.Our Favourite Wines.Jan & Paddy McFarlan
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