Surrey Wine & Food Society

Venue : Tadworth, near Banstead
Meetings :
Monthly on Saturday evenings
Contact :
Rowena Wilcox, Secretary: rowenawilcox99@gmail.com
Membership :
80; currently at capacity but applications to join a waiting list are welcome.
Membership Fee :
£10 pa.
Cost of Events :
£25-30, more for restaurant visits.
Guests £2 extra, welcome if there is space available.
Typical Attendance :
40-50

Club Information


The Society was formed in 1985.  The aim is to educate and entertain members, with an emphasis on the latter.  Events are friendly, social and ideal for anybody who simply enjoys wine.  The Society is currently at capacity and a waiting list is in operation.  As capacity becomes available, new people will be very welcome, whatever your wine experience or expertise.

We usually meet monthly on Saturday evenings for a tutored tasting of 8 wines led by a guest speaker such as an independent wine specialist (e.g. a member of the Association of Wine Educators) or a wine merchant.  The tastings focus on well-established and lesser-known wine regions or different styles of wine.  This is followed by a two-course dinner with wine.  In other months, we have an informal dinner at a local restaurant, an outdoor summer lunch at a member’s house, a formal dinner with the option of overnight accommodation at the venue and, at Christmas, a quiz and blind tasting.

We welcome new ideas and approaches from wine educators who are available to speak at our events.

Programme 2019-20
Sat 17 Aug Wines of Australia Tim Syrad
Sat 28 Sep Argentina & Uruguay Chris Horridge
Sat 12 Oct Annual Dinner Burford Bridge Hotel
Sat 23 Nov Wines for Christmas Banstead Vintners
Sat 14 Dec  Christmas Quiz and Blind Tasting  
Sat 15 Feb Croatia and New Zealand Wines Mikki Hall
Sat 7 Mar Developments in English Wines Victor Maguire
Sat 18 Apr Varietal Tasting (contrasting grapes from different regions Will Parker
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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