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13/09/21 A great presentation from Mark Bedford

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

12/08/21 Fun Alfresco at The Falcon

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.

30/07/21 We return to The Raven on 8th September!

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.

21/07/21 Perfect weather for our Greyfriars vineyard visit!

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!

18/03/21 We enjoyed the Quiz Night!

About 40 members and guests enjoyed our Zoom based Quiz Night in March. It was great to see so many familiar faces on screen and it’s clear that we can’t wait to be able to get back to tasting wine again. So by popular demand, we’ll be running another Quiz Night in May. This time I promise not to include any questions on the history of the Whitewater Valley Wine Society!

11/02/2021 Large attendance for AGM

We held our AGM on 11th February with over 30 members present. It was great to see so many familiar faces once again and it’s clear that we can’t wait to get to tasting wines together again.

The following Officers and Committee were elected:

Keith Cooper as Chair

Barbara Jones as Secretary

Richard Ford as Treasurer

Nesta Downey, Clive Gibbons and Andy Shadbolt as Committee Members.

We thanked Ian Johnson, who is stepping down from the Committee after 6 years as Treasurer.

The minutes of the AGM will be posted on the Members Page once they have been approved by the Committee.

Upcoming Events
  1. Lynda Mellor: Wines of South Africa

    November 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  2. Christmas tasting: Drinking with Dickens

    December 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  3. Tim Syrad: Wines of Portugal

    January 12, 2022 @ 7:45 pm - 10:45 pm
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