Wine Appreciation 3
Isn’t it annoying when all your carefully thought through plans fall by the wayside?
Having decided to start a third group and following a very successful get-together, over thirty new members applied to join WAG 3. A venue was booked, the first three months meetings were organised.
Then came coronavirus.
Having now been forced to postpone all arrangements for the time being, I’m pleased to say that I’ve received messages of support from new members. We all understand the importance of this postponement and are waiting patiently for the ban to be lifted. The moment it is, we’ll be up and running
Please message me via the link
|Dates for your Diary|
|Tue Oct 6th||Inaugural meeting at The Watkins Room in The Old Grammar School, 730pm.|
Italian Alternatives (Stuart Hobday)
Italy is home to some of the oldest wine producing regions in the world. It is also the largest wine maker by volume, producing a third of the global wine production. So why is it that we seem to know so little about Italian wine? Why is it that the Italian white of choice is Pinot Grigio and the best know red is probably Chianti?
Tonight we’ll investigate some alternative choices from the length and breadth if Italy and see if it helps to improve our knowledge.
|Tue Nov 3rd||How to Taste Wine and Develop Your Palate (Chris Hills)|
Learning how to taste wines is a straightforward adventure that I hope will deepen your appreciation for both wines and winemakers. Look, smell, taste—starting with your basic senses and expanding from there. I hope to take you through the basic steps in how to appreciate wine. I will go through a few wine tasting tips that are practiced by sommeliers to refine their palates and sharpen their ability to recall wines. Even though this method is used by pros, it’s actually very simple to understand and can help anyone to improve their wine palate. While evaluating wine helps you to expand your knowledge and develop your palate the emphasis will be on having fun and tasting a range of different wines which we will be able to evaluate together.
|Tue Dec 1st||What those little words on the wine label mean (Peter Heffer)|
If you look carefully at the bottom of the label on the back of your wine bottle you’ll sometimes see words like Vegetarian, Organic, Bio-dynamic, Contains Sulphites. What do they mean? What does it imply if they’re not there? We’ll try some good examples of such wines while chatting about the very different ways that wine can be made. A final thought - what does it mean if your wine bottle doesn’t have a label on the back, but just on the front?”