Who doesn’t appreciate a glass of fine wine, a tasty platter of canapes with a dose of insider knowledge to guide you to the very best on the shelves?

The introduction of Wine Tasting evenings has been a very popular one at the Village Hall and will be finding a regular slot on the calendar as we look to host an even broader range of social opportunities for the local community.

Our most recent event was a complete success, with host Jody Monteith, of Fino drinks delivering the most insightful tips as well as intriguing facts on a range of five wines – from a sparkling Pinot Noir to two whites and two reds of various complexities. You don’t need to be a buff to enjoy the Wine Tasting night and by ‘tasting’ we mean a healthy measure with numerous top ups throughout the evening! A great value evening out with chat, wine and cheer stretching way into the night.

Will definitely book again

“I wouldn’t describe myself as a wine buff, but I do like to try a few wines outside of my comfort zone and the Village Hall Wine Tasting evening was the perfect opportunity to explore the grapes. Led by an entertaining and very knowledgeable host, we were guided through five wines from sparkling through whites and reds, each with a tasty accompaniment. The atmosphere was relaxed and great fun, new friends were made, and wine orders placed!! Will definitely book again.”
Richard P

I hope I’m invited next year!

“I attended the Upperthong community wine tasting event. It was hosted by a very knowledgeable and sociable expert Jody, from Fino Drinks.
The selection of wines were for all pallates and Jody shared his experience widely. It must be said that the event was not hosted in the village hall, due to power failure at the hall that day, but in a committee member’s house, which she creditably prepared at the last minute. Canapes were served with each wine sampled and it was really a very enjoyable night. I hope I’m invited next year!”

Currently, we find ourselves in such uncertain times and it is critical that we continue with efforts to keep our community safe. As we emerge from this unprecedented situation, perhaps these smaller gatherings may serve the community well as we look to edge back into a social environment, safely and comfortably. We will keep all future dates and updates posted on this page, so please come back to see what we have planned.