Monday, 10 February 2020

February 2020 Meeting

For our wine tasting evening in February, Geoff, Kent and Janet introduced their favourite tipples from Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, Australia and Canada. 

I use the term ‘tipple’ as Kent deviated from the norm and included a Liqueur, but as it was a favourite tipple of his who were we to argue!). 

Members were then asked to mark each one (out of 10) for colour, bouquet, body and clarity. After much deliberation, the Wine Club’s members voted the Canadian Whisky Liqueur (or Fireball Cinnamon Whisky Liqueur to give it its full name) their favourite tipple. 

It certainly was a very heart-warming drink, especially no doubt on a cold winter’s Canadian night!! 

However, as it was a wine tasting evening it was agreed there should be a favourite wine – this proved to be a 2019 Reisling from South Australia, £10.00 from Tesco, selected by Geoff. Finally, to top the evening off, Graham H. couldn’t resist bringing his favourite red wine (it even had a cork not a screw top!) from the Sedlescombe Organic Vineyard in Robertsbridge – you can’t get more local than that which was followed by another wonderful raffle organised by Mary and Derek.