Conference Details

53rd Guild Conference 21st Ė 22nd October 2016

Guild members and their partners are invited to attend the 53rd conference weekend. The booking forms for the conference are in the June newsletter, but should you wish to download the booking form then a copy has been put on the web site in the Members Area; this needs to be returned to Joe Lee with £12 per person conference fee.

Once more it is at the West Retford Hotel (Best Western), Retford, Notts; this hotel has a large accommodation block across the car park with all the functions in the main hotel. The cost for the weekend, which includes dinner on Friday and Saturday, and Saturday Lunch, is £178.00pp.

This year's programme is as packed as ever; the weekend starts on Friday evening with a home-made wine & beer reception by Colin Hotham. This will be followed by an evening meal with wines provided by a team of our members to accompany each course. Please also feel free to bring your own home made wines and beers to finish the evening. (NO COMMERCIAL CORKS OR LABELS). 

The first guest speaker on Saturday morning is Charles Hill who will be giving us a talk and tasting session on the wines of the Italy. This will be followed by the beer session, conducted by Colin Tweed and his team of beer makers. The wine and beer assessment will take place after lunch conducted by Elaine Robinson. Please bring your tasting glasses to each event.

The AGM is on Saturday afternoon at 3.30pm; remember that this is your chance to voice your views.

The wine is Rose Medium Dry, and the beer is Strong Ale (2 x 1 pint bottles required). There is a claret jug and a tankard to be won.

To help you select wine to complement the food the dinner menus are on the web site in the Members Area.

Please remember, that you must book very early to avoid disappointment; the hotel is very busy in October with weddings and other guests. So letís make this Conference extra special, and one that we will always remember.


Last updated: 31/10/16
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