Wine Group Christmas Party 2018

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 results.

The food was supplied by Relish, the buffet was excellent with a good selection of food to cater for all tastes.

Champagne this year was chosen by Gordon and was very quaffable.

Good Choice!

Many thanks from everyone Gordon for all your hard work


The Snowmen

Cancellations of Meetings

Due to adverse weather and information from BBC Weather

the following meetings are cancelled.

Trivia Pursuit 1st March

Wine Tasting 1st March

Walking 2nd March.

We are sorry for the cancellations but safety must come first.



Wine Tasting Christmas Party

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.

GF & The Wine Group

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On Cloud Wine

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.




Champagne Tasting


Our last tasting of 2015, I think it was the best tasting yet! Nineteen of us gathered at our usual spot on a rather windy winter’s night.

Gordon yet again has worked wonders, for our delight and tasting, he pulled out of the bag 9 bottles of champagne, 2 of the same label, which we had tasted before on our trip to the Newcastle Wine School in November and 7 different champagnes. I thought the first bottle was Prosecco but I had just eaten a slice of chorizo sausage, not the best food to consume before tasting a fine wine!!

The evening progressed well with lots of laughter and banter, I’m not sure how much serious wine tasting went on but it was a fun, a nice start to the Christmas Holidays.

Thanks to Gordon for leading a great group.

Thanks also to those who presented their choice of wines to the group this year.