If you did not attend the wine tasting event in the Village Hall last night then you missed a treat – literally. The wine was provided by Sheldon’s Wine Cellars of Shipston on Stour and the cheese came from Tysoe Village Stores.
Sheldons has operated from the same premises in New Street since the business started as a Wine Merchants in 1842. Dale gave us a very interesting potted history of the company before we got to the main event of the evening – the actual tasting. They had brought three white wines and three red wines for us to taste starting with a champagne. As we moved on to each wine he gave us information about the country from which that particular wine came and the region in which the grapes were grown. We travelled through France, Spain and Portugal, and as far afield as New Zealand and South Africa. Ah if only! Unfortunately our journeys were not actual travel so we didn’t suffer from jet lag! Nikki was also very knowledgable about wine and reminded me a little of Jilly Goolden, the wine critic, in her enthusiasm.
I think everybody had a great evening and we were offered 10% discount on any wine purchased at the Wine Cellars. We will soon have the list of wines that were sampled, if you would like to purchase them, so pop back to see the amended blog post.
Many thanks to Claire Cooper and Roma Payne for organising this and making it so successful and I apologise if I have missed anybody.