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.
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.
On Saturday Sept 23rd 2017 under the guidance of George Birchall, 13 members set off on a 6 night wine tasting holiday to Andalucia. Despite being booked to fly with the dreaded “Ryanair” we all arrived safely in the town of Antiquera which turned out to be a really nice little town. The whirlwind tour started on our first full day with a visit to the wonderful ” Mesquita”, Mosque turned Cathedral, in Cordoba, a world Heritage Site and great experience, with a truly knowledgeable tour guide. The Mosque / Catholic Cathedral id possibly only superceeded by The Alhambra in Granada.. All on the same day we visited the old Jewish Quarter and The Alcazar/Fortress. there was of course a Vinyard to be visited on the return to our Hotel.
A 7 day / 6 night tour including visits to Malaga , Cordoba (Mesquita etc.) , Granada (Alhambra Palace etc) , Seville (Alcazar Castle etc) and Mijas (Mountain village) staying at 4 * Parador Antequera on half board basis.
Visits to 3 wine tasting vineyards.
23 – 29 September 2017.
Cost £799 (£130 single supplement) with flights Liverpool to Malaga and Malaga to Manchester at £135. All transfers UK and Spain included.
See George Birchall at Wine Tasting desk or call 0151 287 0308.
Croatia: Istria and Cres
30th September to 6th October 2016
Educate your wine palate on a 7day/6 night Wine Tasting Tour of Croatia: Istria and Cres flying from Manchester to Venice. Includes 3 wine tastings visits, a truffle hunt and visits to other places of interest Continue reading