We had an enjoyable and interesting day at Holmfirth Winery.
Dean the young man who conducted the tour was very amusing and very knowledgeable
about wine and its production. We tasted three wines, a red, white and rosé, of
the three I preferred the rosé. I even had a very reasonable priced glass of the
rosé with my lunch. The food was excellent, the staff were very friendly and
Many thanks to Gordon, on behalf of the Wine Group and
friends for organising another wonderful outing.
My apologies for the lateness
in putting the photographs of the Wine Group Christmas Party on the website.
Tiara’s and tinsel were the
theme for this years’ wine tasting Christmas party. Everyone made a great
effort and looked very glamorous (even the men).
The party started off on a
quietish note but by the end everyone had great fun.
Gordon had organised some
games, I’m not sure where he gets his ideas from but I dare anyone to draw a
snowman on a paper plate whilst held on top of your head and get everything in
the right place. Picasso would have been quite envious if had judged the
The food was supplied by
Relish, the buffet was excellent with a good selection of food to cater for all
Champagne this year was chosen
by Gordon and was very quaffable.
Many thanks from everyone Gordon
for all your hard work
I’m not sure how Gordon does it, but he surpassed himself this year with our Christmas Party. There were games and a quiz, the food was supplied by Relish, we all thought it was a jolly good spread, there wasn’t much left. I think we must have been hungry or was it the party games that gave us an appetite. Oh yes, I forgot to mention the Champagne, a good selection.
We all made Christmas hats this year and what a variety were on show, the imagination knew no bounds!
Many thanks Gordon for all the work you do and organizing our party.
Our wine tasting group meets on the first Thursday of each month. There are twenty members in the group. Unfortunately, to date, we can’t accommodate any new members as holding a discussion with twenty already proves difficult once a glass or two of wine has lubricated the tongues of some! We do have a waiting list, although, there is nothing to stop someone starting up a second group.
We meet for fun and laughter as well as friendship. We are a friendly, lively group but do have a serious point to the evening, namely, sampling wines we wouldn’t normally select ourselves.
Each member of the group takes it in turn to lead the meeting by selecting wines , finding out about them and sharing this with the group whilst producing some delicious food nibbles to compliment the wines.
Our evenings to the Newcastle Wine School have always proved to be highly enjoyable and a great success.
Our Christmas evening, sampling various champagnes was hailed by all as a memorable night accompanied by tasty food and lively games and a quiz.
A couple of important point to finish:-
Life is too short to drink bad wines.
The secret of enjoying a good wine; firstly, open the bottle to allow it to breathe, and, if it doesn’t look like it’s breathing, give it mouth to mouth.