At our November meeting we had a visit from Kate of Majestic Wines, but before this got underway, Celia gave us a run down on the events of the AGM at Taunton, which she attended with some other members recently. Celia explained about the entertainment that was provided, in the form of a lady comedian. Some of the members having been very entertained, whilst others were not so impressed!
Lysbeth, also brought to the meeting her British Empire Award, that she was recently presented with at an event in Taunton. Her award was a certificate along with a lovely medal, produced by the Royal Mint.
We then moved on to the wine tasting session.....
Kate provided samples of three white wines, a sparkling wine, a Chardonnay and a Sauvignon Blanc, along with three red wines, Shiraz, Pinot Noir and a Merlot, finishing with an Australian dessert wine. Kate explained what foods would go best with each wine, giving us the chance to sample each wine.
Kate was very knowledgable about the wines, and you could see how passionate she was, as she said, she would be quite happy to talk about wine all day!
After the sampling, we were given the opportunity of purchasing the wines if we wished, with a few of us taking up the offer.
It was a very enjoyable and lively evening.