Interest Group - Wine Appreciation 1
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This group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 2:30pm.

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Current Group Status: Full

Meets 3rd Tuesday at 14:30 in members’ homes.

Our first meeting was in November 2002, since when we have met monthly, usually in group members’ homes, taking it in turns to lead a tasting, where we discuss and hopefully learn a little about some of the many wines available. Soon after the group started, Channel 4 broadcast a useful Wine Club series on the ‘Richard and Judy’ show, which we recorded and watched together, while tasting the six recommended wines.

Besides these meetings, we have visited a number of vineyards, including Lamberhurst, Denbies, Lurgashall, Ridgeview, Painshill Park and more recently the new organic vineyard at Albury. We have also enjoyed tastings at Wine Rack and Majestic and visited Vinopolis in London and the cellars at Waddesdon Manor.

The group has an annual lunch in a local restaurant, usually at Christmas time. Since 2005, all the Fetcham U3A wine groups have met together once a year for a joint tasting with experts leading the evening.

During our meetings we have tasted wines from many different countries and regions, made from a wide range of grapes, and sometimes asked an “expert” to lead our session. We have become good friends and socialize together, particularly if there is an opportunity to enjoy a glass!!