• Wed

    Tasting - Celebrating RWC 2019

    7:45 - 9:45 pm

    Venue: Johnsonville Community Centre Hall, 30 Moorefield Rd, Johnsonville, Wellington 6037 - Directions 
    Entry fee: Members $12 Guests $16
    Presenter: Keith Tibble – EuroVintage

    How quickly time pasts. It’s two years since Keith last presented a Spanish tasting to the club. Sadly Spain did not qualify for the 2019 Rugby World Cup even though they are a developing presence in Rugby 7’s.

    But America, Australia, England, France, Italy and South Africa did and they all make wines that we will get to taste and enjoy as we celebrate those countries’ success in getting to participate in the tournament.

    We did contemplate adding Kava [Fiji] and Saki [Japan] to the mix but ever mindful of the need to protect your taste buds and also to be able to lawfully drive home, the decision was reluctantly made to leave them off the tasting list. We also left out Argentina since they will be part of our November tasting.

    I’m also told that the style of the evening will be a little different with at least one of the wines being a mystery, much like some of the referee decisions being made at the tournament. One final thing. To add some atmosphere, we would like you to wear some rugby apparel. A cap, a scarf, a jersey, whatever you like.

    But if you don’t have any gear or don’t even like rugby, don’t let that keep you away. The range and diversity of the wines are sure to provide a lot of interest and make the evening worthwhile as we explore the different styles from around the world.

    See you then.

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Drinking and driving

Members will be aware of the lowering of drink/drive limits from December 2014. If unsure read the Land Transport Amendment Act (no 2) 2014. We ask members to be conscious of these limits.

For those driving, water and some food are provided or think about a designated driver, taxi, uber or dial-a-driver to get you home safely.

Wine bottle screw caps

Save and bring them to the next monthly meeting.

Anne is collecting them to give to the Lions organised Kidney Kids support group.

No food lids or beer tops, please.