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Details of the planned programme are on the Diary page and updates will be posted as they become confirmed, supplemented by emails. 

All about SWIG

Learn about wine  

SWIG was set up to give members a better understanding of the complex world of wine and broaden their vinous experience. We enjoy what we do and encourage participation by all members regardless of their wine knowledge. Taste is personal and sharing impressions with each other always adds to the fun.  


To this end at the tastings we have evolved a broad scoring system where members raise their hands to rate each wine on a five point scale, allowing individual comparisons, stimulating further discussion. 

Tasting red Burgundy
What we do 


To learn and talk about wine by tasting


Taste wine by grape variety, style, outlet or region.

Seek good value wines


Taste classic and new wines at all price points

Tastings are led by a member or an invited merchant. 


Full notes and a tasting sheet are provided together with bread. 



The membership cost is £24.00 per year (or £21.00 each, for two or more joint members paying together). This charge covers admin, printing and cash-flow as wine is bought in advance of tastings.


Each event usually has a charge for the evening of £20.00, although this can rise for special tastings of more expensive wines. It can fall too!

We also go out of Salisbury on occasion for dinners in the Summer and Winter. This year we are using a pop-up restaurant in Coombe Bissett village hall.

The venue


We use the St. John Suite at the Mercure White Hart Hotel

1 St. John Street



The hotel has its own parking, but you must enter the car's registration number on the iPad at reception or you may face a penalty charge.

We have our own ISO tasting glasses kept at the White Hart.

We meet on the second Thursday of the month at 7:15pm for 7:30pm unless we are on a visit outside Salisbury.


George Pearce of Artisan Wine & Spirit 11 Nov 21

Who administers the       wine club?


The organisation and administration is carried out by members. There is a small Committee whose officers are:


Chair - Nick Hodgson

Treasurer - Kerry Attwell Thomas

Membership Secretary - Paul Tyler 

Website Editor - Frank Smith

How to join
You can join as a Full Member or you can attend meetings on a Pay As You Go basis if you prefer not to commit to full membership straightaway.   More details are on the Membership page
How to book tasting tickets

The Membership Secretary will email all members when bookings open.


Payment must be made in advance on reservation 

Making payments to SWIG 
Please pay electronically where possible. SWIG's bank account is:
Name               Salisbury Wine Interest Group
Sort code          54-41-19
Account no       56237219
Reference         Use abbreviated month (Feb, Mar etc) with number of members and/or                                                      guests in format Mar 2M 1G 
Members not using electronic banking may make the payment in branch at the counter or using the ATMs using the above details.
Cheque payment in advance will also be accepted. Please post or deliver cheques (payable to the Salisbury Wine Interest Group) to :
Kerry Attwell Thomas
16 St Martin's Church Street
Salisbury SP1 2HY
and confirm this by emailing Kerry at SWIGMONEY@AOL.COM
Thank you
Grant Berry of Yapp Bros
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