The wine tasting group continues to be an evening of fun and laughter whilst learning about new wines. We are now even starting to have food pairing tastings with selected wines. Our format of each member of the group taking it in turn to lead the group by selecting the wines to be tasted that evening enables us to sample a wide and varied number of wines that we ourselves might never have bought.

Not all wines meet with the approval of all and at times there are some facial expressions which “say” a thousand words. Thanks to the Steering Group for allocating us £25 to spend. We purchased eighteen special wine tasting glasses with the help of the Newcastle Wine School as a follow up to our hugely successful, and informative, wine and food evening.

Gordon Ayre.