WINE TASTING AT CATISFIELD MEMORIAL HALL.
FRIDAY 3 DECEMBER AT 1930.
The Hall is hosting this special event for local residents to explore the delights of French wines.
Wine Tasting Review
Oh, La La!
The sounds and tastes of the French Loire Valley came to local residents at Catisfield Memorial Hall last week with a spectacular wine-tasting event which drew on 20 years’ experience of organiser and compere, Alan Baxter.
“Only some areas of France have the special combination of climate and terroir to produce excellent wines,” Alan explained, “We tend to know about Champagne and Bordeaux, Burgundy and Beaujolais but the wine styles and quality of Anjou and Alsace are far less familiar and deserve discovery.”
Guests were welcomed to the Hall by a medley of classic French songs and tunes, scenic images of vineyards and metres of the famous tricolore flag bunting. Alan talked with passion about his time hand-picking individual grapes amidst cold wet vines and the exuberant celebrations of the workers as each harvest was completed. Having run wine tours across the Anjou Region for many years, he offered practical insights into the correct temperatures for serving different wines, the art of tasting and the characteristics delivered by the range of growing environments. Most importantly, he emphasised, tasting is an entirely personal experience so different wines suit different palates and no-one’s taste is either right or wrong.
14th September, 10th October, 9th November 10:30-12:00
3rd July Fundraising Afternoon Tea at the Old Post Office, Fishers Hill, Catisfield in aid of Rowans Hospice
8th July Catisfield Gardening Club meeting with talk by Dereck Dexter on 'Fuschias my way' in the Memorial Hall
10th July Catisfield Village Gardening Trail, starting from the Memorial Hall with tea and cake there afterwards.
12th August Catisfield Gardening Club 60th Anniversary Cheese & Wine at the Memorial Hall
14th September Catisfield Village Association Coffee Morning and Annual General Meeting in the Memorial Hall 10:30am-13:00pm
25th September Catisfield Village Association Whist Drive in the village hall 2:00 - 5:00pm
12th October Catisfield Village Association Coffee Morning in the Memorial Hall 10:30am-12:00pm
30th October Catisfield Village Association Whist Drive in the village hall 2:00 - 5:00pm
9th November Catisfield Village Association Coffee Morning in the Memorial Hall 10:30am-12:00pm
27th November Catisfield Village Association Whist Drive in the village hall 2:00 - 5:00pm
10th December Catisfield Village Association Christmas Carol Service in the Memorial Hall
£9.70 (over 80 hours per year)
£11.00 (less than 80 hours per year)
(minimum of 3 hours plus returnable £100 deposit)
£5.00 (minimum 3 hours)