Gotherington Wine Club

Due to the current situation Wine Club is temporarily suspended until further notice……

“We’ll meet again…don’t know where…don’t know when…but I know we’ll meet again some sunny day!!”

Stay Safe Everyone

Established for over 40 years and run by members, we have grown into a real community group. It’s a great starting place to meet other people in the Village so we would highly recommend our Wine Club to newcomers.

Invitation

Come for a Taster Evening as our guest and try us out for just £5 payable on the night.

We are a great mix of friendly Gotherington (and beyond) folk who enjoy a few glasses of wine together followed by a light ploughman’s supper. It’s a non-profitmaking social evening of fun, in a very relaxed atmosphere, which is centred around a different wine related topic each time. We meet once a month (3rd Tuesday of the month 7.30pm for 8pm start) in the Village Hall. We are not stuffy in any way – we don’t sell wines and we certainly don’t offer spittoons!

     2020 PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

Appellation Nation – New Regions – To be re-arranged

One of our local Vintners based in Montpellier Walk – Presents “a taste of

wines from up and coming new regions”

Tuesday April 21st  

Tivoli Wines – Cheltenham’s Boutique Wine shop and Wine Library gives us a  presentation on “Extreme Vines”

Tuesday May 19th

Cocktails & Mocktails – Shaken or Stirred?

Tuesday June 16th 

Sunday Times Wine Club Presentation – An insight into mail order wines

Tuesday July 21st 

Supper & Sipping at The Pavilion – an evening Summer Picnic at the JWP Pavilion with possibly some music again from our Treasurer!

August Summer Outing – TBA

Tuesday September 15th

Fish, Chips & fizz – always a popular favourite

Tuesday October 20th

Winetaster of the Year – Our annual wine tasting Competition and award

Tuesday November 17th

Majestic Wines Presents – Y Viva Espana!

Tuesday December 15th 

Our Christmas Party Dinner and Dance

January 2021

AGM & Chairman’s Choice

As you can see we have an interesting programme of events planned for this year – Once you’ve given us a try, why not join?

Joining Fees

Our Annual Membership Subscription is just £15. Once a member, you pay just £3 entrance fee on the night which includes all wine, a light Ploughman’s Supper AND a raffle ticket for a bottle of wine!

For more information contact:

Chair: Howard Samuels           01242 672492   hsamuels@btinternet.com
Secretary: Christine Godsell    01242 672821   candegodsell@tiscali.co.uk
Treasurer: Ray Chase                              email:  ray.chase@btinternet.com

Committee members: Paul Cotter, Linda George, Pam Hemingway, Cora Patel, Gary Thompson

New members and visitors are most welcome, for more information please contact the Secretary or anyone on the committee.

This Years Annual Summer Picnic on Freeman Field…

What a fabulous evening we had, everyone excelled themselves and the food was delicious. It was made even more special by one of our members Ray, who brought along his guitar and some song sheets.

Our 2019 Summer outing to the Black Country Museum..

This years trip to the Black Country Museum was a huge success and great fun. Some people were a little troublesome though and needed a good whack to keep them in order in the Victorian Classroom….Chairman!

Those Mad Hatters again! Always trying it on!

A snippet of last years events…

Local Wines Presentation 17th April 2018

A successful evening and very much enjoyed by the Wine Club – we do encourage supporting our local Vineyards!

Some of our members have asked for more information regarding the wines we tasted – we are happy to oblige – Click on the links for more information, tasting notes, prices.

Our first tasting was a Sparkling White “Classic Cuvée” purchased direct from Three Choirs Vineyard  at Newent. Presented by Howard.

Second was a 2016 white “Bacchus 2016” purchased direct from Woodchester Valley Vineyard at Woodchester, Stroud. Presented by Christine.

Third, was a white “Estate Special Reserve 2015” from Compton Green Vineyard at Newent and also available from Waitrose (£8.99) & Cheltenham Promenade (£8.00) occasionally. Presented by Gary.

Fourth, a Rose “Rosé 2017” from Poulton Hill Estate  Poulton, Cirencester. Presented by Alan.

Fifth, a red “Ravens Hill 2015” from Three Choirs Vineyard at Newent. Presented by Cora.

Sixth, “Montpellier Red 2009” from Strawberry Hill Vineyard at Newent. Presented by Gary.

Special thanks to Three Choirs and Woodchester Valley for donating Vineyard Tour vouchers for our Raffle Prizes.

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