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WINE

CONTACT DETAILS FOR THIS GROUP:

John Jacob
email: dijohnjacob@msn.com
telephone: 01392 215202

Dear All,

I had a meeting recently with Laurie and Brian to look at the year ahead. The numbers coming to the tastings remain lower at 15-17 probably because of Covid shielding. The cost of wines is going up so it looks as though, despite UERSA's contribution to the cost of the church hire, an increase in the fee for the tasting may be unavoidable. One other way of boosting income is to increase the numbers attending, so do remember you can invite a friend along to any tasting for the same price per head.

Best Wishes

John

Report - 31st  March

Majestic did a superb tasting of some of their Fine wines for us last night (31st March). It was a pity the group was reduced by various medical problems including Covid. We tasted 8 wines and did a blind comparison of Nyetimer cuvee and Pommery, Brut Royal champagne with the split being 50% preference for each wine which was interesting. My standout wine of the night was the Fleurie 2018, Avalanche de Printemps at 29.99 for mixed 6, but I would be happy with any of the wines we tasted.
I have expressed my gratitude to the Majestic team and I hope we may be able to make this an annual event.
John

Report - 19th May

Those who were able to make the tasting last Thursday on Rieslings had a real treat, it was a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Rebecca selected some great examples from around the world from sparkling to sweet, and increased our knowledge of the Riesling grape and wines by 100%.

Report - 30th June

Iain brought a bit of summer sunshine to us last night with his wines and imagination as it poured with rain outside. We sampled a great selection of very good value wines and learnt a lot about the wines and the wine trade and Magdalen Road.

A great evening. Thank you, Iain. Let's hope we have some proper sunshine soon to enjoy your wines.


Forthcoming Events

Our next event is not until the autumn and I will be in contact about this shortly.
Best wishes,
John