Verulam Wine Tasting Club
Verulam Wine Tasting Club, based in St Albans, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom meets regularly to taste wines in a convivial and relaxed atmosphere.
The club came into existence in autumn 1978 and currently has over a hundred members. Tastings are held ten times a year - we usually take July and August off.
The calendar usually consist of eight 'regular' tastings where we sample 8 to 10 wines presented by a guest speaker. The speaker tells us the background behind the wine while we taste the wine. During the tasting, we provide crackers and, occasionally, anti-pasti (to match the wines). At the end of the tasting, we provide a supper of cold meats, cheeses, bread and salad.
In addition to the eight 'regular' tastings, we hold:
- in June, a Wine & Food Matching Event (a four-course meal with wines selected by the Club);
- in January, an informal blind-tasting in January.
The Club is more social than other more traditional, austere wine tasting clubs. In addition to giving time between wines for our members to chat, we also tend to pick wines that members can readily buy.
The Club is independent and non-profitmaking and is managed by a revolving committee of members. Club membership is £10.00 per annum and the charge per tasting is normally about £18 for members and £22 for guests.