10 good reasons to go wine tasting with the WI on a Wednesday night

  1. you will get to drink lots of wine (and not even be asked to spit it out)
  2.  you will learn that there are over 20,000 varieties of grape used to make wine (but will maybe only remember 8 of them)
  3.  you will blind taste champagne and sparkling wine (and be left with the bottles to polish off afterwards)
  4. you will be required to eat cheese and chocolate in a taste test (dispelling the ‘eating is cheating’ myth)
  5. you will be spared having to sit through the Britain’s Got Talent Results Show (but still Sky Plus The Apprentice)
  6. you will want to drink more wine at the end of the session (and will)
  7. you will hang out with some bloody brilliant, super fun, fab women who like wine (possibly even as much as you do)
  8. you will be having such a merry time that you will forget all about work (until you remember you have to be there in 7 hours)
  9. you will have a legitimate excuse to eat a family size bag of beef & onion crisps and a packet of shortbread biscuits the following day (in one sitting)
  10. you will have new content for a mid-week blog entry (but will be too hungover to publish it until Friday)

What are your views on enjoying occassional mid-week drinking shenanigans?  Do you find it takes longer to recover from a night out since having children/turning 30 (cough… 35… ok, 37…)


  1. June 6, 2011 / 7:06 PM

    Love it! Unfortunately it doesn’t take leaving the house for me to do all that and more. And yes, the business of having to get up the next day and behave like a person that’s actually there is something no-one alerted me to when I decided to have children – very unfair!

  2. Cheeky Wipes Helen
    June 7, 2011 / 5:01 PM

    Your WI sounds a bit like ours, but at our last wine-tasting I was pregnant….bummer.

    • Grenglish
      June 7, 2011 / 5:04 PM

      Haha, what a bummer indeed! Love the WI, so much fun. Not at all what people expect it to be.

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