What a fantastic wine tasting event we had last Saturday, 6 April 2016 at Kingswood Village Hall. Co-hosted with The Friends of the Children’s Trust, the event was an overwhelming success with nearly 60 people attending.

A great time was had by all and the Croatian wine was flowing. We showcased a wide selection of 9 wines in total and accompanied these with fresh Croatian cheeses, meats and other snacks. It was a 360° taste explosion for our attendees.

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Lovely taste – reminds me of granny’s orange cake
Very fruity scent, floral, honey flavoured
Creamy, smooth on the back of the palate (Traminac Radosh)

Guests were welcomed with a glass of rośe from Vina Edut.  Mikki led the evening by giving an eclectic mix of history, fun trivia and wine information accompanied of course by tastings of some very premium wines. These included Erdut Chardonnay and Graševina (Croatia’s favourite wine), Vina Papak Traminac, Erdut Merlot and Feravino Frankovka.

Our guests were lucky enough to be the first tasters of some of our latest stock including award winning wines never shown before including a Teran from Istria, Feravino Graševina Miraz and Skaramuča Dingač Reserva.

The guests’ reaction to the new wines were excellent and we had so much positive feedback that we plan to introduce these into the Club’s collection so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for updates.

We are busy planning our next event.  Don’t forget to get in touch to organise your chosen event and discuss how we can tailor that to you.

Feedback on the wines included: ‘Very drinkable’, ‘delicious’ and ‘different to my usual choices…in the best way’.

Finally, a note from Bob at The Friend’s of the Children’s Trust:

‘The Croatian Wine Club filled the Kingwood Village Hall last Saturday evening for an entertaining and educational wine-growing region which is newly re-entering the world wine market. The eager audience sipped and savoured unfamiliar grape types including Graševina and Traminac (whites) and Teran and Dingač (reds) accompanied by notes and geographic information from compere Mikki Hall. Due to the wine club’s generosity, the evening also raised over £500 for the Friends of the Children’s trust to support work at Tadworth Court for children with brain injury.’