Sussex Wine Appreciation Society

Come and join us! We always welcome new members. Our regular evening get-togethers are a great way to learn about and enjoy all aspects of wine in convivial settings in the Brighton/Worthing area

SWAS was established 42 years ago and has evolved over the years. We are an eclectic assortment of like-minded folk who all enjoy good company and good wines. We try to meet on the first Saturday of each month in the comfort of members' homes in the Brighton/Worthing area to taste good wines and share good food. No one is ever obliged to host a tasting and you can attend only those evenings that you would like to. Current annual membership is just £3.00 for an individual and £5.00 for a couple, membership renewal is on 1st December each year.  There is a charge per head for each event just to cover the cost of the wine and food but we are non-profit making.  Lack of wine knowledge or experience is absolutely no barrier to joining!

Our next Tasting is either in October or November in Worthing - we'll let you know...!

  

The SWAS Tasting Programme for 2016/2019

The  SWAS Tasting Programmes for 2016/2019 are shown below.  Mike co-ordinates the calendar so please email him with queries/suggestions/offers for the current year and for future Tastings.

The SWAS Tasting Programme for 2019

Saturday 2nd February: "Feature Chilean Wines" with Jill & Bryan in Worthing

Saturday 2nd March:  (possible) "A Vertical Tasting of Chateau Musar" with Lyn & Dave in Henfield

Saturday 6th April: TBA with Adrienne & James in Brighton

Saturday 11th May:  A possible SWAS 'AwayDay', theme TBA, with Mike & Claire in Wasperton near Warwick

Saturday 1st June: "Sparkling Wines" with Sioned & Peter in East Preston

Saturday 6th July: "Women in Wine" with Celia in Henfield

Saturday 5th October: TBA with Dinah in Lewes

Saturday 2nd November: "Is it Worth Twice the Price?" with Sally & Peter in Rustington

Saturday 7th December: AGM & Quiz, Lyn & Dave have offered to host in Henfield

The SWAS Tasting Programme for 2018

Saturday 3rd February: "An Underrated Grape - Grenache" with Sally & Peter in Rustington.

Saturday 3rd March: "France 2010" with Adrienne & James in Brighton

Saturday 7th April: "Spain v Italy" with Dinah in Lewes

Saturday 5th May: "A personal selection of wines from France" with Lyn & Dave in Henfield

Saturday 2nd June: "A Taste of South Africa" with Bryan & Jill in Worthing

Saturday 7th July:    "A Postcard Tasting" with Celia in Henfield - an evening Tasting at 7.00pm

Saturday 3rd November (or possibly Sat 6th October): "A Wine Cruise Around the Med" with Janis & Bill in Worthing

Saturday 1st December: AGM & Bill's Quiz, with Lyn & Dave in Henfield

The SWAS Tasting Programme for 2017

Saturday 4th February: "A Taste of Italy" with Joan & Irvine in Seaford.

Saturday 1st April: "Wines for Longer Days" with Dinah in Lewes.

Saturday 6th May: "Volcanic Wines" with Adrienne & James in Brighton.

Saturday 3rd June: "More to Spain than Rioja" with Peter & Sally in Rustington

Saturday 1st July: "Go Brazil...!" with Claire & Mike in Solihull (another SWAS 'Away Day')

Saturday 2nd September: "La Gloire of Pinot Noir" with Sioned & Peter in East Preston

Saturday 7th October: "How many grape varieties can be squeezed into a bottle of wine?" with Jill & Bryan in Worthing

Saturday 4th November:  "Mallorca - Sun, Sand, Sea and Wine!" with Janis & Bill in Worthing

Saturday 2nd December:  "Wines from a Single Grape Variety" AGM & Quiz hosted by Lyn & Dave in Henfield, wines & quiz courtesy of Dinah...!

The SWAS Tasting Programme for 2016

Saturday 9th January: "Musar and Other Wines from the Lebanon" with Lyn & Dave in Henfield

Saturday 6th February: "South Africa vs. South America - a comparative tasting" with Jill & Bryan in Worthing

Saturday 5th March: "European Fine Wine Selection II" with Adrienne & James in Brighton

Saturday 9th April: "It's all Greek to me!" with Sally & Peter in Rustington

Saturday 7th May: "A Roam in the Rhône – North v South – A Comparative Tasting" with Janis & Bill in Worthing.

Saturday 2nd July: "Will you vote Left or will you vote Right?" with Claire & Mike in Solihull (another SWAS 'away day')

Saturday 3rd September: "Bring a Bottle - one that you REALLY like" with Jill & Bryan in Worthing

Saturday 1st October: "The SWAS 40th Anniversary Celebration Dinner" at Pyecombe Golf Club

Saturday 3rd December: "Summertime Down Under" The 2016 SWAS AGM and Mike's Fiendish Quiz - hosted by Lyn & Dave in Henfield

Page last updated 17.08.2018 11:00

If you would like to find out more about us or to enquire about joining please contact our Secretary, Mike Brook, at email: Sec.SWAS@btinternet.com

SWAS Contact details:

Our Secretary, Mike Brook, can be contacted at email: Sec.SWAS@btinternet.com

We'll post the full details of our 2018/9 Tasting Dates on our home page as each is confirmed