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Southwest Hampshire Wine and Food Appreciation Group


This group was previously known as the Chandlers Ford Wine and Food Appreciation Group, but now has interested members from Winchester, Southampton and Romsey. As the name suggests, we’re not just a wine-tasting group. Rather, we’re interested in exploring the best combinations of food and wine.

It’s not commercial and there’s no membership fee. We meet informally, once every 1-2 months on Friday or Saturday nights, in members’ homes. One member hosts with a (usually 4-course) meal and notifies the menu to the rest of the group. Those who attend each brings a couple of bottles of wine which they think will complement two or three of the courses and we compare and discuss our impressions. The aim is to enjoy both the food and the wine in a convivial, friendly setting. Where necessary, one member may make use of another’s kitchen and dining room to host a meal.

As far as possible we aim to have events which are accessible by public transport, predominantly the Bluestar 1 Southampton-Winchester bus and the Romsey-Chandlers Ford-Eastleigh-Southampton train, but taxis may sometimes be needed. Since we began 10 months ago, we’ve had five very successful events and there are four more scheduled over the next 4 months.

We would welcome new enthusiastic members. If you would like to join us, please message me directly and I’ll invite you on to our private group thread.