The Wine Appreciation Group meets for educational and scientific research purposes only. Its members actually hate the stuff but, purely for the greater good of science and society, have undertaken to research the full range and variety of wines available from around the world, so that they know those to recommend and those to avoid.
From the Group’s first meeting in May 2008, membership has grown steadily to the present 80-odd members. Tasting meetings are held in the evening of the second Tuesday of each month (except July and August and when there is an ‘away’ event in-month) for about one and a half hours, during which up to six wines are tasted and their respective merits compared and discussed. Two members (or an invited guest) prepare and lead a ‘home’ tasting, having chosen a ‘theme’ in advance, selecting and purchasing the wines.
Home tastings start at 7:30 pm and are generally held in the Lovelace Room at East Horsley Village Hall. Numbers at each tasting are therefore normally limited to 36 including hosts.
For 2019 the Group’s planned dates are currently:
If you have suggestions for Tastings, Home or Away please send them to (or talk to) the Group Contact