The Wine Interest Group (S.W.I.G) is an informal Wine Group for people who enjoy wine and would like to learn a little bit more about the subject. We take it in turns to do a presentation and taste four different wines, we then discuss what we can smell and taste in each wine. We either take a specific grape or country on which to do the presentation. We have also visited a vineyard to see wine being made. We also hold two social events in the year where we have a meal with a different wine with each course. The group meets on the fourth Monday in the month at 7.00 p.m. in Southwell.
World of Wine - this group has been discontinued -Jan 2018
The World of Wine (WOW) is a tutor led course. The Leader holds WSET qualifications. The group meet monthly in Southwell on the first Thursday of the month between 7.00pm and 9.00 pm. Each month the group samples 4-6 wines and analyses them systematically. The group are looking at grape varieties, the more unusual as well as international grapes and areas/ countries that produce wine. The Leader gives information about wine making techniques and recently the group have looked at major wine faults. She also gives advice on noteworthy producers and winemakers as well as vintages and is happy to help make suggestions about wines to keep or drink now.
Wine Lovers Group
As out title suggests, we are Lovers of the World’s Wines. At our meetings our pattern is for each member to present to the group in turn, either their favourite choices, or wines that they have newly discovered. We also inform where they were purchased, and contradictions found in prices. Each wine is tasted and compared with a similar wine grape from perhaps a different region. We hope to attend professional wine tastings in the future, and also visit a vineyard, to further our knowledge. We currently meet at the Court House at 2.15 pm on the first Tuesday of the month.
Click here to view photos of Renishaw Hall wine tasting 2015.