Tuesday, 9 April 2019

April 2019 Meeting

For our April Meeting, eleven members joined the regular monthly quiz at the Station Hotel. We put forward two teams: “A Good Vintage”, and “Cooper’s Dream”. 

Unfortunately neither of our teams was able to do well against the regular quizzers at the pub (see separate write-up in the Link). One team did manage to win a packet of crisps. 

Thanks to Simon Bull for being an excellent quiz master. More questions on wine for next time, please!

Our next meeting on the 7th May is a spring walk at Earlswood Lakes. Village residents are encouraged to call Francis (822495) if they are interested in sampling a club event, or would like to learn more about the club.

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

March 2019 Meeting

For our March meeting, 18 members and 1 guest gathered at the Royal British Legion, Limpsfield for a Skittles Evening. Val randomly organised players into 5 teams, namely Vincent, Sebastian, Arnold, Bibiana, and Augustine. (Can you guess what these names have in common?). 

We had time for 5 rounds, with a hot tasty meal served “at half-time”. Some analysis by Graham H showed that the best overall performance was in the first round, and scores dropped a bit after that, especially after food and drinks. However, in the words of the PM, we are confident that “there is no direct correlation” between alcohol consumption and skittle performance.

All who participated were winners. However, there had to be a winning team, namely Team Bibiana (Graham H, Maggie, Geoff, and Chris) with the top score of 114. The team coming fifth also won a prize, namely a lemon each. The player with the highest individual cumulative score was Graham H with 35. As usual, the evening was enjoyed by all. 

Many thanks to Pete and Suze for organising the event, to Graham H and Denise for scoring, to the picker-uppers, and to Graham and Janet B for providing the transport.

Our next meeting on the 2nd April is a Quiz Night at the Station Hotel.

Our club is an informal one, which enjoys wine, food, and good company. There is a members’ annual fee of only £7 each, and a very low charge for events to cover costs. Village residents are encouraged to call Francis if they are interested in sampling a club event, or would like to learn more about the club.



Monday, 11 February 2019

February 2019 Meeting


Eighteen members gathered for our wine tasting evening on the 6th February. Val, Heather and Geoff introduced their favourite red and white wines from Europe, South America and Australia.

Each member was asked to mark (out of 10) each wine for colour, bouquet, body and clarity. This proved to be a very difficult task as one or two of us thought that for colour we had to write red or white instead of awarding a number. 

We were very quickly put right. (I would like to point out that, at this point in time, we had only had one (or two) sips of the first wine!!) However, after much discussion and a bit more slurping, the Wine Club’s members voted a white wine from Germany (Slate Hill, a Riesling from the Mosel Valley, £9.00 from Majestic) as their favourite wine. 

This is best enjoyed as an aperitif or with a curry. Apparently Reisling is a noble grape, a term used to describe the international variety of grapes that are most recognizable for the top quality wine they produce – it appears that the Wine Club do know a good wine when they taste it!!

Our next meeting on Tuesday, 5th March will be a skittles evening at the Royal British Legion in Limpsfield with food included.

Thursday, 13 December 2018

December 2018 Meeting

Twenty club members and two guests met in December for the club’s Christmas party, which included tasty food, wine, a quiz, live music, and last but not least convivial company. 

We set the mood with mulled wine (many thanks to Pete and Suze), and members brought a wide range of tasty food contributions. Thanks to Chris and Maureen, who provided a very interesting quiz based on cryptic descriptions of London Tube stations; and to Suze and Pete for the usual raffle. 

The Vintage Trio (Colin, Graham, and Francis) provided a range of live music, with songs by Elvis Presley, Graham Nash, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Ella Fitzgerald, Bart Howard, Elizabeth Cotton, Tom Paxton, John Fogerty, and Leonard Cohen.

Next month, we will be meeting on Tuesday 15th January for the Club’s New Year dinner at a local pub.

Our club is an informal one, which enjoys wine, food, and good company. There is a members’ annual fee of only £7 each, and a very low charge for events to cover costs. Village residents are encouraged to call David or Francis (contact numbers below) if they are interested in sampling a club event, or would like to learn more about the club. David Miller 821237 or Francis Dickinson 822495.







Tuesday, 13 November 2018

November 2018 Meeting

For our November meeting attended by twenty members, the club’s AGM was combined with a games evening, which members enjoyed. We thanked Maureen Hoskins for 5 “sterling” years as Treasurer, and Suzanne and Peter Grady for running the club raffle over a similar period. 

 For the next year, the club’s committee will include Val Large (Chair), David Miller (Secretary) and Francis Dickinson (Treasurer).

Next month, we will be meeting on Tuesday 4th December for the Club’s Christmas Party, which will include members’ food contributions and mulled wine. Rumour has it that there will be some live music from the Vintage Trio.

Our club is an informal one, which enjoys wine, food, and good company. There is a members’ annual fee of only £7 each, and a very low charge for events to cover costs. Village residents are encouraged to call David Miller or me if they are interested in sampling a club event, or would like to learn more about the club. Francis Dickinson, Ph 822495 or David Miller, Ph 821237

Thursday, 11 October 2018

October 2018 Meeting

Fourteen members met for a “blind” wine tasting evening on the 2nd October. We were treated to a range of 8 different wines, and were asked to guess the grape variety, country, and year for each wine.  

The wines were: (1) a NZ Sauvignon Blanc (Mud House, 2017); (2) a USA Pinot Noir (Noble Vines 667, 2016); (3) a NZ Merlot (Villa Maria, 2017); (4) an Argentinian Bonarda Shiraz (Ramirez De Velazco, 2008); (5) a Spanish Tempranillo (Carlos Bujanda, 2009); (6) a Fer Servadou wine from Marcillac, France (2007); (7) a French Minervois Cabernet Sauvignon (Massamier La Mignarde, 2007); and (8) a sweet Spanish Pedro Ximenez (Gran Barquero). 

Barry won the prize for topping the quiz. Many thanks to Francis and Denise for organising the wines, nibbles, and the quiz. Also thanks to Suze and Pete for the raffle. Members agreed that the evening was great value for £5 per head.

We next meet on 6th November for the club’s AGM, which will be combined with a games evening. Rumour has it that the Vintage Trio may be providing some live music.

Our club is an informal one, which enjoys wine, food, and good company. There is only a nominal members’ annual fee, and a very low charge for certain events. Village residents are encouraged to call me if they are interested in sampling a club event, or would like to learn more about the club. Francis Dickinson, Ph 822495

Monday, 1 October 2018

September 2018 Meeting

Fourteen members of the Nutfield Wine Club met on the 4thSeptember for a Spanish-themed evening. Members contributed Spanish food (thanks especially to Val, Heather, Janet, Graham and David), and enjoyed Sangria and a variety of Spanish wines. 

Unfortunately the flamenco dancers got lost on their way from Seville, so Janet and Graham organised some background music. Thanks also to Suze and Pete for providing the quiz, and to Mary and Derek who organised the raffle and very generously donated the prizes.

We next meet on October 2ndwhen Francis will lead a blind tasting. Members are also reminded that the AGM will be on 6thNovember, which we will combine with a games evening.

Our club is an informal one, which enjoys wine, food, and good company. There is only a nominal members’ annual fee, and a very low charge for certain events. Village residents are encouraged to call me if they are interested in sampling a club event, or would like to learn more about the club.