New ideas in TASTing
Chris Wilson March 2019
once a month we come together to taste things!
Mainly food and wine, but forays into spirits , soft drinks (hot and cold) and the ocassional dessert are all distinct possibilities over the coming months
membership is for the year and also gets you memebrs specials from Giles at Southdowns Cellars throught the year and 10% of alcohol purchases at the purple carrot.
We've been having a go at this tasting lark for a while now and had many greta evenings over the past 6 years
When the time is right we will run wine wars 3 - the first two were both won by Australia with differing criteria each year - Germany made one final (knocking out England on the way no surprise there then!)
Other forays have included new world, old world and emerging vines, whiskey from around the world, many Gins with tonic and more, dessert wines and others that are forgotten in the warm fuggy haze.
To look out for this year
Port & Sherry - the clamour is defening
European Greats -wine classics from the Euro zone
Spit or Swallow - Ales & Bitter
Cocktails and Mocktails
Watch Out 2020
Back next year after a two year hiatus we get our competitive juices following with not one but two wine wars competitions. Grape of the year and taster of the year! completely subjective and open to abuse and favouritism stare on in facination as grape varieties go head to head and tasters gurgle and spit their way to star taster status
More details soon. First tasting - the birthday bring it on Friday 24 January 2020