All about SWIG
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SWIG was set up to give members a better understanding of the complex world of wine and broaden their vinous experience, but we recognise that wine promotes conviviality and social interaction. This above all means that we really enjoy what we do and encourage participation by all members regardless of their wine knowledge.
What we do
Taste wine by grape variety, style, outlet or region.
Tastings are presented illustrated with Powerpoint photos of vineyards, wineries and personalities. Discussions of SWIG's impressions of each wine are done with usually a vote held on quality.
Full notes and a tasting sheet are provided, as well as bread and nibbles.
The membership cost is £24.00 per year (or £21.00 each, for two or more at the same address). This charge covers admin, printing and cash-flow as wine is bought in advance of payment.
Each event has a charge for the evening usually £20.00 though it can rise to more for special tastings of more expensive wines.
We also go out of Salisbury on occasion for dinners in the Summer and Winter this year being held at a pop-up restaurant in Coombe Bisset village hall.
We use the St. John Suite at the Mercure White Hart Hotel
1 St. John Street
The hotel has its own parking but you can also park on a single yellow line nearby.
We have our own ISO tasting glasses which the hotel keep and wash for us.
We meet on the second Thursday of the month at 7:15pm for 7:30pm unless we are on a visit outside Salisbury.
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
Secretary - Paul Tyler
How to join
In the first instance contact Paul the membership secreatary (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can come along to two meetings on a trial basis if you prefer not to commit to full membership straightaway More details are on the Membership page
How to book tasting tickets
Members may reserve tickets for tastings by emailing the Membership Secretary Paul Tyler at indicating the number of members and guests.
Payment must be made in advance on reservation