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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Wine Meeting Dec 2017 – Christmas Food & Wine

Dec 2017 – Christmas Food & Wine

Dec 2017 – Christmas Food & Wine It was actually a bitterly cold, squalling night in Upton, the sort of night where you really don’t want to venture out to a (great) party….a night where the TV remote control and cosy fireside and/or slippers feel much more tempting. However, in the warm glow of the …

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Wine Meeting Nov 2017 – A Tour of Italy

Nov 2017 – A Tour of Italy

November 2017 – A Tour of Italy Eight generously proportioned “tastings” of gorgeous Italian wines, oodles of delicious nibbles and all while learning about the origins of screw cap bottles and the most pungent chemical known to humankind. What more could you want for only £5 per head! In case you’re wondering, this was the …

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