Wine Tasting Evening Report

A small but select band gathered at the club last Saturday to partake and enjoy a wine tasting evening. Doug Harrison has hosted these for many years and was delighted to co host on this occasion with our very own Events manager Charlotte Todd.

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The lower numbers made for a personal and riotous evening of banter initiated by copious glasses of welcome fizz as Doug and Charlotte guided everyone through a range of white and red wines, tasted “ blind “ as normal, inviting answers to the grape,country and price. A number of tricky wine quiz questions punctuated the evening proving trickier and trickier to solve as the abundant amounts of wine kicked in.

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For the first time Aldi provided the bulk of the wine, the most fascinating being an English Bacchus white , a Greek Assyrito white and a Lebanese Cabernet Sauvignon red.

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Half way through proceedings everyone tucked into a wonderful buffet of cheeses pate chutney and much more provided by the Artisan Cheese company in Church Street Wetherby.

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The first prize was a bottle of champagne worthily won by Tim Coverdale who led from start to finish displaying his wide range of knowledge. Nick, a friend of long standing member Paul Keighley, proved a very able runner up.

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Congrats to our regular quiz master supremo Tim Coverdale who proved a class above with his excellent comprehension of fermented grapes!

Not so worthy was Nigel Williams, who having amassed a mere four points, received the booby prize of a gin and tonic without the gin! 😀

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Thanks to all for supporting this wonderful evening and a big appreciation as always to the king of wines himself, Doug Harrison, for delivering in his amazing and unique way. Of course a special thanks must also go to Charlotte Todd for a brilliant debut as co host and organiser 🥂🍷

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