National Show 2024 – Friday Night Tasting

As those of you who regularly attend the National will know, we have a tasting of wines and beers made by our members on the Friday night.  We have done this for several years and found that this format results in an enjoyable social evening.

However, we do need some volunteers to provide us with these wines and beers.  I have already twisted the arms of one or two people but it would make my life easier if people just volunteered (OK so I can dream can’t I?).


We are looking for country wines here if possible – can be dry or sweet.  
Preferably a mix of colours.  Maximum of 6 bottles, but 4 or 5 is usually sufficient.


This is usually more complicated given the variety of styles available.  We usually try to have some sort of theme and to get a broad selection of styles.  This years theme will be “Beers Around the World”, and could include any regional beer style not already covered, here are some examples to get you thinking:

  • Scottish Wee Heavy
  • Irish Red Ale
  • Californian Common
  • Belgian Tripel
  • Belgian Witbier
  • German Kolsch
  • Bavarian Rauchbier
  • Polish Grodziskie
  • Russian Imperial Stout

For beers eight 500 ml bottles is plenty.

So, if anyone can help me out, please drop me an email and let me know what you plan to brew. I will then confirm with you if it does not duplicate something we already have on the menu.  It’s first come first served so don’t delay!

Peter Robinson