Membership of our Wine Club is open to all members and friends of Holy Name, as well as their guests. You will be most welcome to join us.

After the lockdown was imposed, members have been holding virtual tastings via Zoom.

Our Christmas tasting will take place on FRIDAY 4 December at 7.30 pm via Zoom. We would like to have a more ‘normal’ raffle if possible, eg a large hamper with half bottles of wine, pâté and other goodies, a selection of wines and a decanter. Tickets will be the usual price @ £1 each, £5 a strip etc.  Payment will be by BACS, details below. Once you have paid, Barbara Cooper, Parish Secretary, will let us know how many tickets you have bought and tickets will be allocated accordingly. Before the tasting we will send out the complete list with names and numbered tickets, eg M Campion numbers 40-49 (£10) The draw will be live! All proceeds will go to Marie Curie.

For the Christmas tasting we asked our six presenters to perhaps consider something really special for the occasion. Here are their selections to accompany festive food:

Lidl’s Bissinger Premier Cru Champagne, £16.99. The Lidl Master of Wine gives it an Outstanding rating of 90. A glass of this would go well with canapés and smoked salmon blinis
Sancerre, £13.50 from Asda but with 25% off so not too sinful!
Muga White Rioja, available from Majestic at £9.49 with a mixed case of six.
Taste the Difference Beaujolais Villages Coteaux Granitiques currently on offer at Sainsbury’s for £8.00 reduced from £9.50.
Chateau Musar, Levantine, Bekka Valley, 2018 Lebanon, £18 from Marks and Spencer.
Muscat de Beaumes for dessert, available from  Waitrose @ £7.99 per 37.5cl half bottle.

In October 2019 we visited Aix-en-Provence for a five day outing which included a visit to a vineyard. In October 2018 we had a most enjoyable outing to northern Italy which included trips to two vineyards and the tasting of three vineyards in all. COVID permitting, we hope to travel overseas again next year.

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