Wines tasted at Call my Bluff meeting 19/09/2018


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Wine 1 Isola Zibibbo 2016 Sicily, Italy Aldi £5·99
Wine 2 Faustino* Viura/ Chardonnay 2017 La Rioja, Spain Aldi £5·99
Wine 3 Viña Albali Tempranillo 2017 Valdepeñas,Spain Asda £4·50
Wine 4 McGuigan Shiraz 2017 South Australia Asda £7·25
Wine 5 Cimarosa Merlot 2016 California, USA Lidl £4·99
Wine 6 Animus Touriga Blend 2015 Douro, Portugal Aldi £4·99

* This wine was an Aldi ‘Special’ so no longer on the shelves.

Wine of the Month

We sampled a very nice white wine – ‘Glenridge Point’    Sauvignon Blanc   2017   Marlborough  New Zealand  

Sainsbury’s on offer at £ 6.50 reduced from £ 7.50

August Meeting

 We had a very interesting talk by Angela Brabin on “Victorian Women and Poison”.  Not only did we learn that you can get enough arsenic from a fly paper to kill a man but also that newspapers sometimes embellish the truth!!

Lymm Wine and Beer Circle Annual Bowls Match at Outrington Bowling Club on Sunday 12th August

19 people turned up. 12 people bowled. The 7 who didn’t play had a good happy chat! And chat! And chat!

The standard of bowling was very high and competitive., it was good to see Graham Hughes playing a couple of games ( notlost his touch).

I mixed people up this year, with bowlers playing with non-bowlers. It worked very well, the non-bowlers were exceptionally good.

The weather stayed dry, much against the forecast.

Everybody played 4 games to – 11 up- with lunch sandwiched ( Ha! Ha!) in between.

It was a very tight finish with Joan and David just pipping Jenny and Graham H (with help from Geoff)

I think everybody went home happy, it was a nice afternoon.

Last meeting and coming up soon…


We had a very interesting tasting and talk from Alison at Boutinot Wines. 

The Booths own-label wines we tasted were :-

Prosecco Italy 11.5% £9.95
Rosé France 13.0% £10.50
Chenin Blanc South Africa 13.0% £7.50
Cinsault South Africa 13.5% £7.50
Fleurie France 13.0% £10.00
Port Portugal 19.5% £11.00

NEXT CLUB NIGHT  – August 15th

This is to be a talk by Angela Brabin on Victorian Women and Poison. There will also be a wine to taste at the end of the talk.

There will be a slight change to the programme printed on your Programme of Events.

The Call my Bluff tasting will be at the September meeting and Denis’ talk and tasting  on Fortified Wines will be in February.

Bowling Afternoon

Date – August 12th. The venue is Oughtrington Bowling Club staring at 12, finishing 5pm. Bring a picnic and Graham and Olwen are providing tea and coffee. 

Crafty Winos


After our success with the Christmas tree at St Mary’s we have been asked to contribute to their display to celebrate 100 years since the ending of the First World War. They are wanting to create a poppy cascade, similar to the one at the Tower of London. They have asked if we could make poppies – knitted, crocheted or any other craft based poppy. 

Crafty Winos

Several of our members were busy making poppies for the St Mary’s church appeal.


The walk started from The Dormouse Tea Room at Daresbury on a glorious day and the sun shone for the whole walk. 

We headed south from Daresbury and found a small geocache ( for the uninitiated see Dave Roberts) We walked to Preston on the Hill village and down to the Bridgewater canal and followed the canal passed the Science Park and collapsed at the Dormouse for a light lunch.

April Walk – A botanical delight

A small group of us braved the rain to meet for the start of the walk at the Walton Arms. Luckily the rain soon stopped, brightening into a very pleasant day. Frank, of course, made his way to the start (and home again afterwards) by boat.

Natalia had prepared for us an excellent walk which showcased a number of herbs: some growing wild and others planted. We started by going eastwards along the canal to Hough’s Lane. We went over the bridge and along the lane, turned left and passing Hillfoot Farm headed towards Hill Cliffe. This was the first stop in our tour, just after the farm. The first plant Natalia showed us and discussed, was Greater Celandine which was growing by the side of the path. Used for liver disorders Natalia snapped a stem to show the orange bile coloured sap inside.

Making way for another walking group heading down the hill, we carried on up the hill and turned right heading towards Park Lane. On the way we were treated to an explanation of the uses of Cleavers, Hawthorne, Nettles and Lungwort. Heading back past the reservoir to Hough’s Lane we turned left at the golf course into Walton Park where we encountered other plants on our way including Horse Chestnut. At the sensory Garden in the park, a number of herbs including Lady’s Mantle, Dill and Rosemary were discussed.

Continuing through the park, we found our way back to the Walton Arms where the staff managed to pull together a table for us all. Fine food and good company, it was a most excellent day. David however was a little disappointed to find out that the Doombar was not available! Thank you Natalia for a really interesting walk.