April 2021 – Wines of the Rhone
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April meeting – Discover the Wines of  the Rhone Valley with Heather Dougherty./ Again, the restrictions on indoor meetings meant that we had to use Zoom from our own homes to hear Heather Dougherty’s presentation on the wines of the … Read More

March 2021 – a virtual tour of the Loire
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Our first Zoom meeting with a presenter, a “virtual wine tour of the Loire valley” was enjoyed by 26 members, who had bought their own Loire wine to enjoy as Lits Philippou gave us first a thorough oenological view of … Read More

February 2021 – a zoom meeting
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Our February meeting was a light hearted Zoom meeting with the primary purpose of renewing old friendships. 22 members and 3 guests Zoomed in, and all seemed to be enjoying themselves, some (including Kevin, our Zoom master) showing considerable Zoom … Read More

Angela Bawtree
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Angela Bawtree is a WSET® Certified Educator, who provides both formal and informal wine education programmes and events.  Having completed her wine education at the Wine & Spirit Education Trust in 2005 with a Level 5 Honours Diploma in Wine … Read More

Pippa Hayward
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As a Welsh grammar school girl I’d always juggled working my holidays in hospitality and studying languages through University. Just as I’d decided I should really train to teach Italian and French, I met my future husband  – a chef. I … Read More

2020 Presentations
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December 2020 – Garden meetings with Majestic wines September 2020 – Garden meetings with Laithwaites wines August 2020 – Garden meetings with The Guildford Wine Company July 2020 – Garden meetings with Excellar wines March 2020 – “The Languedoc: from … Read More

Best Wines
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At each meeting, members vote to choose the best white wine and the best red wine. As our programme explores regions and grapes both familiar and unfamiliar, these choices can help you to find wines that may be new to … Read More

Lits Philippou
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Lits is an ex-restaurateur who, after selling his restaurant, landed in Languedoc, France.  From there he made the natural progression into the world of wine, studying & travelling extensively & becoming knowledgeable and passionate about wines of the world. He … Read More