The Fylde’s friendly wine society

(Founded 1988)

Secretary: Mr Chris Rodwell 104 Lune Grove, Blackpool FY1 5PH Tel: (01253)698704

Treasurer: Mr R. Morris 28 Normoss Avenue, Blackpool, FY3 7PY
Tel: (01253)394768

VENUE: Carleton Hotel, North Promenade, Blackpool

MEETINGS: Monthly, September through to May on last Thursday of month, plus a Christmas Dinner Meetings start at 8.00pm. The normal tasting comprises three red and three white wines.

CONTACT: As above

MEMBERSHIP: Is open and guests are welcome on a ‘try before you buy’ basis. Members can invite guests upto three meetings .

MEMBERSHIP FEE: Is £7 per annum and £8 per meeting (this can vary according to the tasting costs). There is NO joining fee. Guests pay £10 per meeting. If a guest takes out membership within the three meetings then a refund (between guest and members fee is given)

COSTS: We budget £200 per tasting, if any event exceeds that amount then the meeting fee is increased to cover the increase. At each meeting we hold a raffle at £1 per 5 tickets.
The hire of the room is £35 per meeting. This is a ‘special rate’ by the hotel to the society.

Club Information

AIMS & ATMOSPHERE: Our aim is to allow members to taste wines under three general headings Old World, New World, and Developing World. The latter includes wines from Morocco, Moldova, Greece, Eastern Europe. The first two ‘worlds are readily identifiable.
In general we are ‘enthusiastic amateurs

ATTENDANCES: Our membership is currently 42 and attendance at meetings averages 88%

SPECIAL FEATURES: Our membership is divided into four Tasting Teams. A member of each team sits on the Council - the governing body. Each team, in turn organises a monthly meeting (raffle, Cheese bread etc.). Programmes are planned by the Council, using data obtained from members at the May AGM. The treasurer sets the budget for meetings and the secretary contacts the presenters and organises the scheduling of events.

Programme 2014
February - Wines from Greece presented by Wine importer
March - Wines from South Africa presented by Wine merchant
April - Wines from Spain (no Rioja) - members presentation
May - AGM and blind tasting











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