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

Wines from Portugal - Fri 26 Oct
17th October 2018

We’re bringing some sunshine and warmth back to Croughton in October as we take a tour around Portugal and its wines. Come and join us on Friday 26th October at 8pm in the Village Hall to taste great wines and some Portuguese sweet treats.

Members pay £8 and non-members pay £12, we should have card reader availability... Please let us know in advance that you’re coming so we can ensure we have sufficient wine and cheese. 

Email: or call Claire on 810987.

Previous Events 17/18

Mar 18 - A tale of 2 tastings: a special wine shop and some special vineyards by bike!

Bill and Victoria (who both have a Diploma in Wine) have been popular presenters at the Croughton Wine Appreciation Group in the past and returned for our March event. Bill will be brought wine for us to taste from a very special wine shop, and some wines he found whilst cycling around Europe! 

Here are the scores.

Here is the presentation.

Dec 17 - Cracking wines for Christmas

We tasted “Cracking wines for Christmas” for each part of Christmas Day. They all came from accessible retailers and included some fabulous finds.

Everyone looked festive in black tie and posh frocks!

Here are the scores

Nov 17 - Waitrose Recommends

2 specialist members of staff from Waitrose joined us for an evening looking at the wines Wairtose recommends. This was accompanied with some interestinf Waitrose cheeses.

Here are the scores.

The summer visit to Stanlake Park Winery.



Oct 17 - Is it all about the Malbec?

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 this tasting we explored "Is it all about the Malbec?”, as well as what other Argentinian wines are on offer. 

Here are the Scores

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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