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Getting Back into the Swing!

Anne Rawsthorne, Club Correspondent at IW Nantwich has provided reports of two recent events:

As we have been unable to meet in our usual venue due to Covid

restrictions Nantwich IW held a Wine and Cheese tasting evening in our

local Cheese Shop.We were welcomed by the Proprietor Nick and partner

Sommmelier with a glass of Prosecco then toured the shop and looked

through the glass wall into the specially created "cellar" providing

ideal conditions for the cheeses to mature.Next we navigated the

Spiral staircase to the upstairs tasting room.Past secretary Brenda

managed admirably on her crutches having recently had a hip

replacement! There followed an education in both cheese and wine

covering provenance , production methods of the cheeses and how to

assess wine by colour smell and behaviour as well as by taste. The

wines were selected to pair with the cheeses and the tastings were

accompanied by much comment and laughter.Afterwards, having got safely

down the spiral staircase ,we were able to purchase cheese, chutneys

and local honey to enjoy at home.

In November we held a Champagne and Shepherds Pie evening at

member Jane Wharton's home. After the privations of recent times it

was a great opportunity to dress up and actually meet in person for a

fun evening.Pies and puddings made by members were washed down with

champagne fizz , and the money raised was divided between The

Association President's charity , The Stroke Association, and the Multiple Sclerosis

Society. Thanks to Jane for introducing us to this concept and for

hosting the evening.

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