Lymm Wine Beer Circle was started up in 1977 by a handful of enthusiasts interested in furthering their knowledge and appreciation of wine. The first meeting was held in the Spread Eagle Hotel, Lymm and has met monthly ever since.
From its early beginnings the membership of the Circle grew rapidly from the original handful and now stands at around 90 – 100 members, The early roots of the Circle were in home brewing and winemaking, but this has evolved over the years so that the current activities are almost entirely devoted to appreciation of commercial wines and beers.
The main focus of the club is to widen members’ tasting experience of wines and beers from around the world and develop an approach to tasting that is informed but unpretentious and above all fun. The monthly programme includes tastings organised by wine merchants and suppliers and events organised by club members; talks and presentations of a wider interest, such as local history, specialist foods, the environment, business and charities. Meetings are lively and a great opportunity for socialising.
Other activities outside the monthly programme include theatre visits, walks, visits to breweries and vineyards, a dinner party circle, and a caravan group which has explored many of the wine regions of Europe and the better pubs of the UK. Members may participate in any of these activities that appeal to them.
We meet at 8.00pm on the third Wednesday of every month at the Spread Eagle hotel in Lymm. A full list of activities for the coming year can be found on our Programme of Events page. We are always interested in hearing from fellow enthusiasts who may wish to join us. If you are interested, email us to arrange an introduction.