Wine Appreciation


The Wine Appreciation Group meets on the second Thursday of the month at 10.30, normally finishing by 12 noon. Our regular venue is the Victoria Park Bowls & Croquet Club where there is plenty of parking.

Each meeting is themed on an area or style of wine. Each meeting begins with a short talk followed by a tasting of seven wines. Members may taste and spit, but mostly they choose to taste and swallow! The meeting is very social with chat throughout the tasting on a large range of subjects.

We like everyone to use the same type of glass, so new members will be expected to buy one on joining, from Laurence. We split the cost of the wine between us with the money being collected during the meeting. This is usually around £7. We always welcome new members. Please contact Laurence Hanison as shown above.

MOTO – Members on Their Own

MOTO (Members on their own) is a social group for people who are on their own, for whatever reason. This Group is quite different from any of our other groups, in that it is up to the members to decide what activities they take up, when they meet, how often and where they meet, and all of these might be very variable. This is in acknowledgement of the fact that people living alone might well appreciate having events in the early evening or at weekends, which is not the case for the membership in general.
Events are hosted or led by members of the MOTO group.
If you would like to know more about this group, please contact Melvyn Rees whose details are shown at the top of this page.