Wine Club Meeting Write Up

Uncategorized October Meeting – Joie De Vin

October Meeting – Joie De Vin

On 16th October, we welcomed the return of Tim and Gill from ‘Joie de Vin’, who have now become an established feature of the Upton Wine Club annual calendar.  There was a good turnout of 34 from the village and there was a mood of eager anticipation for the forthcoming wines on offer. The evening kicked …

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Uncategorized September 2019 – Call My Blush

September 2019 – Call My Blush

The Upton Wine Club started their fifteenth season in the newly furnished village hall this September. A great evening, with a touch of “ first day of term” feeling about it. To dust down the taste buds and remind everyone of the wide variety of flavours you can get from wine, the committee held a …

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Wine Meeting March 2019 – Cheese and Wine

March 2019 – Cheese and Wine

Carrying on the popular theme of wine with food, we had another great wine and cheese evening this month with some outstanding cheeses and very drinkable wine combinations. We started with a lovely, high quality and drinkable Prosecco with a delicious Gran Padano cheese followed by a crisp, dry yet very aromatic and pleasantly floral …

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Wine Meeting February 2019 – Food and Wine

February 2019 – Food and Wine

The theme of February’s Wine Club evening was the pairing of food & wine from the same country, with the added challenge of the foods being a little out-of-the-ordinary as far as wine pairing goes. First on the menu was a very tasty Peri-Peri chicken dish. This spicy dish from Portugal was matched with a …

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Wine Meeting January 2019 – Wine Club Go Looking for a Bargain

January 2019 – Wine Club Go Looking for a Bargain

Following on from the most expensive time of the year, but not kow-towing to dry January, the welcome theme for January’s village wine club was the January Sales! Interesting wines, significantly discounted by big retailers, were carefully selected by enthusiastic committee members looking out for a bargain! We had a good range of wines from …

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Wine Meeting December 2018 – A Christmas Tipple at the Wine Club

December 2018 – A Christmas Tipple at the Wine Club

This month’s Wine Club meeting on 12th December saw our annual homage to Christmas, this year centred around wines to go with each and every course of Christmas Dinner: from a bone dry Cava with the canapés to a delicious tawny port for the stilton and nuts.  To highlight the Christmas Dinner theme an enormous dining …

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Wine Meeting November 2018 – Taste the Difference

November 2018 – Taste the Difference

So often we go with what we know when it comes to selecting a bottle of wine.  This month we challenged Derek Whitmell, one of our club members to present 8 wine that were all unlikely to have been tried before and he did not disappoint!  Selecting some quality wines, all from the Wine Society …

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Wine Meeting October 2018 – Joie De Vin

October 2018 – Joie De Vin

October’s meeting saw the very welcome return of one of our most popular speakers, Tim North from Joie de Vin.    The business specialises in importing remarkable French wine from very carefully selected small producers that are not available in UK supermarkets. It was inspiring to hear Tim’s enthusiasm about the individual suppliers he uses, about …

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Wine Meeting March 2018 – Cheese & Wine

March 2018 – Cheese & Wine

The theme of March’s Wine Club meeting was the ever-popular Wine and Cheese (via the Pangbourne Cheese Shop) pairing. We had 4 Uptonites each sharing a couple of their favourite wine+cheese pairings, and a very delicious evening it was! Pairings included: a blushing pink New Zealand fizz with a lovely (and fat-free, if you don’t …

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Wine Meeting February 2018 – Go Brazil

February 2018 – Go Brazil

February 2018 – Go Brazil For the sixth (pretty full) meeting of the season, it was our unique opportunity to discover wines from Brazil. I have to confess I didn’t even know there was such a thing until our meeting, as I’ve never seen Brazilian wine in the supermarket. We normally associate Brazil with coffee …

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