Wine Appreciation Group

Photo of the wine club Decemeber event

We meet 6 times per year and spend the evening learning a bit about wines and winemaking. We typically try 6 to 8 wines of an evening and usually provide a little food to wash them down. Why not come along to our next meeting?

Next Event

Cracking wines for Christmas
7th December 2017

Cracking wines for Christmas

Friday 8th December 8.00pm in the village hall

Please note the usual slight increase in price to cover Christmas food as well as cheese and biscuits!

We will be tasting “Cracking wines for Christmas” the best wines for each part of Christmas Day. There will be nine (yes nine!) wines to tantalise your taste buds and get you in the mood for Christmas. 
There will be a wide range of tasty nibbles throughout the evening.

The Committee will again be looking festive in Black tie, so feel free to come along in your tuxedo or posh frock!

Members £10, Guests £15.

Previous Events 17/18

Is it all about the Malbec? - Fri 6 Oct
9th September 2017

Wine tasting with the Croughton Wine Appreciation Group at the Village Hall, Friday 6th October at 8pm. 

In recent tastings we have asked the important questions “Is it all about the Riesling?” and “Is it all about the Rioja?” and tasted great wines from Germany and Spain. In our next tasting we will be finding out “Is it all about the Malbec?”, so come and join us and find out about Malbec and what else Argentinian wines have to offer. 

Prices are £8 for members and £12 for guests. Please let us know in advance that you’re coming so we can ensure we have sufficient wine and cheese and other snacks. Email: or call Claire on 810987.

The summer visit to Stanlake Park Winery.



June 2017 - Is it all about the Rioja? 

Last year we asked “Is it all about the Riesling?” at our German wine tasting and so for our June event we asked the same of SPANISH wines, “Is it all about the Rioja?” There were two Riojas amongst the 8 wines.......but they were not the high score for the evening.

Here are the scores
Here are the

May 2017 - Upmarket whites and bargain reds from South Africa

In May we fulfilled some requests we had recieved to taste wines from South Africa. We found some impressive wines with some great prices, and even enjoyed some authentic snacks!

Here are the Scores
Here are the AGM
Here are the review

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