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New wine appreciation group meets

The newly-formed Rotarian’s Wine Appreciation Fellowship (RWAF) met at Benamor Golf in Tavira last week for its inaugural event.  

Thirty members and guests from Rotary Clubs in Estoi, Almancil, Loulé and Silves were treated to an array of chilled wines, perfect for a very sultry summer evening.  

The selection of summer wines from Quinta da Aveleda, including vinho verde, alvarinho and rosé, were kindly provided by wine distributors Prime Drinks and their representative Vitor Amores.  

Tasty canapes were served courtesy of Benamor.

Lively discussion of the fine points of each wine, with no clear favourite, led to more tasting and good-natured banter.

In the end, the wines were available for purchase at promotional prices, with a donation being made to the RWAF charity fund for each box of wine purchased. RWAF members are looking forward to a variety of events, including more tastings, winery visits and even a wine tasting course.

Funds generated by RWAF will be used to help finance the ongoing project to purchase a refrigerated lorry for the Banco Alimentar Contra A Fome (Food Bank.)  

If you want to join RWAF or need further details, please contact Claire Larson at 916 787 925 or