In December we tried six great drinks. First we started with a Crémant sparkling wine. It's created in the same way as Champagne but not in the Champagne regions. Next we tasted the perennial favourite Bollinger, followed by one of the UK's best Bubbly's Nyetimber, to see which the members thought was the best.
We then moved to the ports. First we tried an inexpensive bottle of Cockburn's white port. We followed that up with tasting the same port but mixed with tonic as a 'Portotonic'. As a result the scores for the white port jumped-up as many people tried it for the first time and were instantly converted. Next we tried a favourite tawny port, Graham's 10 year old Tawny. Most people loved it, but it was soon put in the shade by Graham's little gem, The Six Grapes ruby port. Of all the drinks we tried, that's the one to keep well stocked on your shelf.
When it came to voting for the best value for money, the winner was pretty clear.
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