Wine Appreciation

Bonjour!!! On Thursday 11th June, 22 wine connoisseurs met at our home to celebrate an early Bastille Day and to be educated in French wines.

The meeting was expertly chaired by Monsieur John Wicks. Thanks John, for sharing your amazing knowledge and expertise on seven selected wines. Printed notes, informative maps, knowledge of the region and, of course, The Quiz, were also features of the evening.

The wines were accompanied by various cheeses, pa?te? and then the evening finished with profiteroles. Thanks to Bev for her organisation and preparation of the French themed platters.

Overall, a fabulous night. Everyone came out happy. “Je suis tre?s bien” was the common expression for the night.


Our next meeting will be on Thursday 14th November at 7:00pm for 7:30pm start. The theme for the night is American wines. Our leader will be John Ballinger.

As we can only accommodate 20-22 people when it is held in a home environment, it will be first in, best dressed, as this has worked well on the previous two occasions. More information will be given via the newsletter closer to the event, advising an RSVP date to secure your seat.

Also, in February 2020, we are planning a picnic style Wine Appreciation event which will not be restricted to numbers because of location and again, details will be advised in the newsletter and website closer to the event.

Looking forward to another fun night, sharing wine, food and great company.

Trevor Smithson Convenor
9726 0019