Something About the Wine Appreciation Group.
Why are we here?
to learn how to taste and then appreciate wines.
to learn a little bit about different wines
to enjoy ourselves and have a bit of fun.
Format of meetings
these are in the form of "presentations" which are quite informal.
presentations are made up by different group members as we go along. (we call them volunteers! ..)
volunteers will be called for later - so consider it now - it can be fun!
each presentation is made in a different location - the presenter's home.
presentations can be made on different wines or on different regions.
each presenter is responsible for organising their own presentation, deciding on the subject matter and purchasing the wines and cheese etc.
help is available to anyone who wishes to make a presentation, whether it be on the choice of wines, knowledge or information about the wines, or the use of computer, etc.
A programme of events and presenters, together with a current list of members names, addresses and telephone numbers, is issued every six months.
We hold a garden buffet lunch party in the summer and a buffet lunch party prior to Christmas. This may incur an additional modest fee for food but your non-member partners can also be invited.
It will be always assumed you will be present at the next meeting.
If you are unable to attend please advise the next presenter or the group co-ordinator in good time.
If you wish to leave the group altogether please advise the group co-ordinator.
The wine appreciation group has proved so popular it has had to be split into two separate groups, they meet on the third and fourth Wednesdays of each month. This can be convenient when you are unable to attend your regular group as you can arrange to attend the other meeting. Membership of each group must, of necessity, be limited as the average living room cannot usually hold more than a dozen members comfortably.
We are always on the lookout for new members as existing members occasionally fall ill, go on holiday, forget (!), or even leave, so we have to remain aware of the need for replacements. If we acquire too many members, a further group can always be started or alternatively a waiting list can always be started. At the same time if you have visiting friends or relations, neighbors or just acquaintances who may be interested, you may wish to bring them along tom one of our presentations, but please let the co-ordinator or the host know in advance.
Current cost is £7.00. This covers the cost of wines, cheese, biscuits, etc. at each meeting and the provision of glasses, programmes, monthly newsletter and postage etc. any cash build up goes towards the cost of our summer garden party.
the group is being run for your benefit, your education and your amusement.
if you have any ideas or suggestions on how we can improve on what we are doing please let them be known.
U3A Wine Appreciation Group Summer Party and at recent meetings. Good time had by all. (following pictures provided by Brian Crook.)
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