Despite my earlier fears, the weather held and the sun greeted members of the Swithland Church Men’s Group and their friends/family who came for a wine tasting. After a vineyard and winery tour we all sat down on the terrace for a wine tasting of five wines followed by a picnic provided by David North’s delicatessen. This comprised potato leek and stilton quiche with pork pie and sausage roll, then followed by a spectacular cheeseboard. The wine tasted were: Sparkling Orion, Spirit of Freedom, Solaris, King Richard and Battle Royal (the last two having temporary labels, which is why there are not in the retail outlets just yet).
The entire evening was wonderful and convivial chatter abounded while people compared and contrasted the wines. Is it possible to meet a nicer group of people I wondered? Many thanks to Martin Greenwood for organising this delightful event.