New tab "Home Entertainment" has been added, with wine quizzes and links to wine-related websites.
as at 25th March 2020
PLEASE NOTE, In view of the continuing Coronavirus crisis and associated restrictions on public gatherings the WWS meetings for May and June 2020 will not take place. In order to maintain a spirit of optimism we are hoping that by July some semblance of normality may have been restored so we may be able to have our annual gathering at Pamphill Village Hall, with wine, cheese, salad, and socialising - we may well have a lot of catching up to do in that respect! We will keep the website as up-to-date as possible with any changes to this plan.
So, as it stands ... hopefully we will be able to meet at Pamphill on 1st July 2020 as published in our programme.
WWS Committee, 25/3/20
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Regretfully, in view of the present issues regarding pandemic Covid-19, and government guidelines regarding social gatherings, we have to announce that the April 2020 meeting of the Wimborne Wine Society has been cancelled. This is a shame, as we always enjoy Michaela's informative presentations on the wines of her native Germany, and of course we will try to have her back as soon as possible in the future.
We will be notifying members by EMail accordingly, and apologise if any addresses are not up-to-date. At present we have no plans to cancel the May 2020 meeting but of course we will keep a watching brief on the situation and advise members of any subsequent changes to our meeting programme.
Message issued by the WWS Committee, 17/3/20
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January 2020 meeting is on Wednesday 8th, not New Year's Day
November 2019 Committee Meeting Minutes now available in Members-Only page.
Word Document also available on Google Drive at
English Oak Vineyard visit on Wed.21st August CANCELLED
Unfortunately insufficient interest has been shown in this visit and minimum number of attendees has not been reached. Apologies to members who have already paid. Refunds by cheque or cash will be made at the next monthly meeting in September.
DON'T FORGET THE WWS VISIT TO ENGLISH OAK VINEYARD, LYTCHETT MATRAVERS.
MEET THERE AT 11:00 ON WEDNESDAY 21ST AUGUST 2019.
TOUR & TASTING LASTS ABOUT 45 MINUTES, TO BE FOLLOWED BY A PICNIC ON-SITE (BRING YOUR OWN).
COST £12 PER PERSON.
6th April 2019
Allendale Open Day
This year the Allendale Open Day was held on 6 April and the society had representation at the event. The open day is held to feature what is on offer at the centre by those organizations that hold regular meetings and events of which we are one of many.
We were lucky in that the first table on entering the main hall by the public was the society and we had plenty of interest from people who were interested in what we do. One lady who is new to the area filled out an application form to join us. Wine was on offer for tasting – a French Sauvignon-Blanc, and a Argentinian Malbec.
Along with the chairman, Peter Eldrett, there were Peter Hampton and Geoff and Lynne Jones to not only set things up, but to man the stand. Along with the table cloth showing our logo, Peter Hampton bought along some maps of various wine regions, wine related books and ISO glasses.
Some of the society members also paid a visit to see if they can help such as Ken and Ann Whisker, Maurice Howell, Ken Wood and Trevor and Daphne Knott. Thank you all for your support.
Our presence was well worth attending and it was a good PR exercise. I hope that the society can repeat this in the future and not only at the Allendale Centre but at any other events that are held in the area.