We are continuing to experience a period of uncertainty and it remains very difficult to predict how things will develop over the next month or two.
So your committee has decided that it would be unwise and inappropriate to gather 30+ members in one room. We have therefore decided that we will not meet at The Raven in January or February.
Our AGM will be held on Wednesday 9th February using Zoom.
Tim Syrad’s presentation of wines from Portugal will now take place at The Raven on Wednesday 9th March.
We had a great evening with Lynda Mellor, who brought the room alive with her interesting presentation and some stunning wines from supplier Cape Wine and Food. It was our highest attendance since the restart and those present had a great time.
In October we were delighted to welcome back Tony Hill of Bordeaux and Beyond. He took us on a tour of France, presenting some excellent wines, new to everyone present. There seemed to be universally agreement that the wines were stunning. You can read a report on tasting by clicking here
We returned to The Raven after our enforced 18 month absence. We welcomed Mark Bedford, owner of local merchant Caviste, who presented a selection of Caviste’s best selling wines during lockdown. As usual, mark was on top form, with interesting wines, accompanied by many stories and anecdotes.
We had nearly 30 members and guests in the room and the atmosphere was really good. Without exception, everyone present said how it was “great to be back”.
You had read a report of Mark’s presentation by clicking below
Over 30 members and guests had a relaxed and friendly evening at The Falcon in Rotherwick. Luckily, the weather was good to us. We enjoyed excellent food of fish and chips or burgers, cooked by Lee and his team in the kitchen. It was great to see so many friends again.
We’re delighted to announce that Mark Bedford, of local merchant Caviste, will present our re-launch evening at The Raven on Wednesday 8th September. Details of theme soon. Click below for more details.
We are delighted to announce that we will be resuming our tastings at The Raven on Wednesday 8th September, with monthly tastings through to the end of the year. More details will be published here as soon as we can.
About thirty members and guests are already booked for our Al Fresco gathering and BBQ style meal at The Falcon in Rotherwick. But there is room for a few more if you’d like to join us.
Thirty members and guests gathered at Greyfriars vineyard for our first event in 16 months! It was a beautiful evening for our guided walk, led enthusiastically by Aaron Gilling, who informed us with his knowledge and entertained us with his humour. We tasted several of their wines, including their highly regarded sparkling wines, as well as some still wines. I think several of our members are now fans of Greyfriars wines!
Our visit to Greyfriars is now full. But we are holding a waitlist in case places become available.