Home Wine Appreciation Group

A relaxed and informal small group (10-12), meeting in members’ homes, to drink and talk about interesting wines. C:\Users\Stewart Smith\OneDrive\Documents\U3A\U3A HWAG\Wine club\IMG_3253.JPG

We have five wines to taste in a “blind tasting”. Our members try to guess the grape variety, country of origin and price. The bottles are unveiled after tasting and members can see how near the mark they are with their guesses.

We meet on the fourth Monday of each month.

Our programme for 2019 up to July is:

1st April        Rioja

Rioja DOCa is produced in the regions of La Rioja, Navarre and in the province of Álava, in the Basque Country. Rioja wines are normally a blend of various grape varieties, and can be either red (tinto), white (blanco) or rosé (rosado).
29th April        South America

Most wine lovers have already savoured a glass of Argentinean Malbec or Chilean Carménère, but the breadth of the South American wine industry does not stop with these two signature grapes.
27th May        Wines of summer
One of our most successful evenings this year was the “Wines of Summer”, held “en plein air” on a beautiful summer evening. Let’s go for a repeat. Can’t promise the good weather but there will be crisp whites, refreshing rosé and chilled reds.
24th June        French country wines
Step outside the main wine centres of Bordeaux and Burgundy, to find lesser known wines in the Jura, Bergerac, Corsica, Languedoc, the Loire, Alsace, Gaillac, Cahors   ……………….
22nd July        Tuscany
Located in central Italy along the Tyrrhenian coast, Tuscany is home to some of the world's most notable wine regions. Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano are primarily made with Sangiovese grape whereas the Vernaccia grape is the basis of the white Vernaccia di San Gimignano. Tuscany is also known for the dessert wine Vin Santo

If you would like to join us, please contact Stewart Smith on:

Email: s.smith191@btinternet.com
Phone:        01483 283269