and so we bid farewell. To send you on your way, you can re-live the evening with the video and snaps (Rogues gallery).
The website has had 6370 hits since it started, and we have donated a fantastic £3012 to Self help Africa, Chernobyl Childrens Life Line and the Multiple Sclerosis Society, (£176 donated yesterday). So a huge thank you and well done to everyone. In fact, thank you for everything – you’re all brilliant.
nope…in which case, it’s not over yet!
The Jubilee / Grand Finale knees up is Thursday 29th June at 8pm. We can squeeze one or possibly two more in. We shall waft through Rioja, so bring your Spanish phrasebooks. In homage to our monarch, please deck yourselves in union colours and come to our indoor street party in celebratory mood. Ample opportunity for fun and frippery with games and some super prizes, all in aid of the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
NOTHING, THIS MONTH!
PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO APRIL MEETING .
NEXT MEETING 10TH MAY, 8PM MEET, NOT 7.30, JUNE MEETING 7TH, JULY MEETING 12TH NO MEETING AUGUST
Decided to shift our learning curve over to the furthest west of Spain, to Galicia, after which we can go to the more obvious Rioja region. May will be the Shrewsbury Wine Society’s 2nd birthday, so we may have to celebrate that in customary fashion! June looks like it could have a Jubilee flavour! I can do the red and white but am stuck on the blue!
NEXT MEETING THURS MARCH 15TH
Very good to get back together again after a long charity event / Christmas / New Year break. It was a shame not to have Fabio from Ad Vinarium in person to talk about his wine selection, and I hope Gianpaolo managed to ad lib it sufficiently!
Don’t forget to get any wine orders to me by Monday, that I can then pass on to Fabio.
Helen Little, one of our guests, is making a recipe book to sell in aid of Chernobyl Children’s Life Line, so if you have a cracking Angel Delight recipe or a modern take on a Fray Bentos pie, do write it down for her. Shift it, Heston.
And don’t forget if you have a particular charity you would like to nominate for this year, I’d be happy to help.
The Priory School is holding a fundraising event at the school on Friday 16th March at 7.30, and Gianpaolo will be presenting a couple of our wines. So, if you have connections to the school and would like to go along, (Majestic will also be supporting the event), then get in touch with Jane Webb on 07792 107243.
pip pip, Justine
NEXT MEETING THURS 16TH FEB AT THE LION &PHEASANT, lead by our old friends Fabio and Barbera from Ad Vinarium wines.
Gianpaolo will be leading an in-depth class and wine tasting of our award-winning Morellino di Scansano in Shrewsbury Majestic, on Saturday 11th Feb, starting at 2pm and 3pm. The class is free, but you might want to call to book a place on 01743 242874 or pop in and ask a member of staff.
Happy New Year, one and all!
I wish each and every one of you a 2012 of health, happiness and a good glass (example of which, see below)
NEXT MEETING THURSDAY 16TH FEBRUARY
finally – A wine glass that makes sense!
a WHOPTASTIC £1697.72 wait!…make that £1750…nope, news JUST IN, we have raised £1800…(thank you, lovely ladies for those last donations!)
which means we raised more than enough for 5 children’s tickets!!!!!
And, following our year’s raffles for Self Help Africa, we have been able to give over £800 to them too. To all at Shrewsbury Kind Society, thank you.
so I liberally scatter thanks to absolutely everyone who helped in one way or another. I have finally got the technical department (husband) to help me get all the photos in the gallery. I’ve also made it snow, (just for you Alison).
And, this site has had 250 hits today…I’m sorry it took me so long to get the photos in the gallery!