“Wine improves with age.
The older I get, the better I like it”
Tasting sheets are provided for you to write down any comments on so you will remember details about the wines.
You will be given two wine glasses when you become a member, which you will keep and bring
to each meeting as sometimes it is good
to compare two wines side by side.
Get to know about the vineyards from around the world and the people who make the wines, as a lot
of the speakers have met them.
The conditions the vines are grown in, the terrain and you will be astonished at the enormous amount of different grape varieties that are grown.
You get the chance to ask questions,
if you don’t understand something, ask,
because maybe some others don’t understand either, it could be a word that only ‘professional wine’ people use,
or something about how it is made,
even how long the wine will it keep before it passes its best.
Membership is £8 per year
This is to cover buying glasses, water and biscuits etc. and administration costs.
The monthly meeting costs range from £12 to £20 depending who comes and the cost of the wines and speakers expenses.
We do not make a profit; everything is ploughed back into the Society.
History of wine
Throughout history, wine has been much more than a mere drink. It has formed part of the everyday and symbolic life of numerous cultures, including the Hebrew, Egyptian, Greek and Roman cultures. Thanks to the progressive improvement of available means of transport and increased trading between remote peoples and countries, wine and its entire culture has gradually spread all over the world, becoming a highly valued beverage of renowned characteristics