The Rioja and the Basque country

We propose an 8 day, 7 night educational trip, commencing Monday 16th September 2019 and returning Monday 23rd September 2019

Flight in late morning from Manchester to Bilbao and return late afternoon to Manchester

We will stay 5 nights in Logrono in the centre of the Rioja wine region (a wine festival takes place while wee are there) and 2 nights in San Sebastian.

We will be on a DBB for 4 nights and LBB for the other 3 nights(allowing us to to take in the delights of the numerous “tapas bars” in Logrono for our evening meal)

There will be 3 wine tastings during the trip.

15 BOOKINGS ALREADY , PLEASE CONTACT GEORGE BIRCHALL IF YOU WISH TO JOIN THE TOUR (07826 048379 OR 0151 287 0308)

Wine Tasting 14th March 2019

An extravaganza of Riojan wine.

Come and sample 6 Riojan wines at Winetime at Scatchards with cheese , chorizo , olives etc.

Wine Tasting £7 per member commencing 7.00pm at venue

Taxi transfer from Maghull Square to Winetime and return £7 per member commencing at 6.15pmat Maghull Square

ONLY 9 PLACES LEFT (05/03/2019) CONTACT GEORGE BIRCHALL IF YOU WISH TO JOIN US

To book see George Birchall at “Wine Tasting ” desk at coffee morning.

Wine Tasting 24th January 2019

A further wine tasting will take place at WINETIME AT SCATCHARDS on the above date

This tasting will be for French Wines , COST PER MEMBER £7.00

Taxi transfers from and back to Maghull Square will be available at a cost , 6.15pm from the square , COST PER MEMBER £7.00.

TRIP FULL

Those members taking a taxi to the tasting meet at Maghull Square at 6.15pm

AFF and Wine Tasting Christmas meal

A Christmas meal is to be held in The Academy Restaurant , top of Duke Street , Liverpool on 20th December 2018 , arrive at 11.45am for 12 noon (make your own way there).

Cost is £26.00 per person.

Consideration will be given to those members who have attended the most visits during 2018.

ALL 45 PLACES NOW FILLED

MEMBERS TO NOTE ARRIVAL AT 11.45AM TO SIT DOWN AT 12 NOON

Please see George Birchall at Architecture for Fun / Wine Tasting desk

DID ANY LADY LEAVE A SCARF AT THE ACADEMY RESTAURANT , PLEASE CALL MOE BIRCHALL ON 0151 287  0308 OR 07758 925811

 

 

Wine Tasting: A tour of South Africa

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Members of the Wine tasting group visited Wine Time at Scatchards last evening for the latest foray into experiencing wines from different wine producing areas of the world. It was lovely to see several new U3A members who joined us for the outing. This time we sampled 6 wines from South Africa, including a red which apparently is never sold in SA as the British market takes 95% of its stock! Having quaffed samples of 2 whites, a rose and 3 reds accompanied by cheese, meats and olives, the conversation flowed as easily as the wine. Thanks once again to George and Mo for organising the tasting and providing the nibbles. I wonder where our next sampling will take us?

Wine Tasting at Scatchards

A further wine tasting at Scratchards will take place on August 28th
The usual format, 6 wines, this time from South Africa, with chorizo, cheese, olives etc.

Cost for tasting £7 , return taxi available from Maghull Square (approx. 6.30pm) for £8 per person. Pay on booking only.

ONLY 6 PLACES LEFT AS AT 15th AUGUST 2018

Contact George Birchall on 0151 287 0308 or 07826048379

Early booking essential
Please see George Birchall at Wine Tasting desk

Wine tasting at the Summer Solstice

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40 U3A members took advantage of the longer hours of daylight this evening and attended a wine tasting evening hosted at Scatchards, where we sampled Chilean wines. Two whites, a rose and three reds were tasted, accompanied by chorizo, goats cheese, crackers and olives. The evening was a great success with lively conversation, not all about the wine, and it was great to see several new U3A members attending the evening. Thanks to George Birchall for arranging the evening and transportation to and from the event.

Wine Tasting 21st June 2018

A visit to Winetime at Scatchards has been arranged , Wine tasting will be Chilean wine. Cost £7 per member for tasting and , if required a return taxi transfer from Maghull Square at £7 per member if sufficient numbers book this service.

6 wines will be tasted , chorizo , cheese , olives and biscuits will be provided.

See George Birchall on Wine Tasting desk.

Wine time at Scatchards

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40 U3A members attended at wine tasting last evening led by George Birchall. Visiting “Wine Time at Scatchards” on Great Howard street, we were treated to an array of Italian wines, mostly from the region to be visited on the next wine tasting holiday. Two whites, a rose and three reds were accompanied by a selection of chorizo, cheeses and olives. Thankfully transport had been arranged as the measures were far from mean and there may well have been a brush with the law had anyone been foolish enough to drive!  The evening was a great success and everyone is looking forward to the next event in a couple of months time. Thanks to George and Mo for organising everything.

Wine Tasting Tuesday 17th April 2018.

A wine tasting is to be held at “Winetime at Scatchards” in Great Howard Street on the above date starting at 7.00pm.

There will be 6 wines to taste from Puglia/Calabria together with Iberico Bellota Chorizo , Unpasteurised Organic Ewes Milk Cheese , a selection of olives and bread/biscuits.

The cost per person is £7.00 , members are to make there own way there or if there are sufficient numbers , taxi transport can be arranged.

There are 16 places still available.

See George Birchall at Wine Tasting desk (20/02/2018 only) or call 07826 048379 or 0151 287 0308.