Wine buffs raise a toast after festival success

AWARD winners Harry Bown and Alan Fisher were the toast of the latest meeting of HUCKNALL WINE CIRCLE after their success at the recent Ilkeston Wine Festival.

Harry took first place for his dessert white, which was also judged to be the wine of the show.

He also topped the ratings for his dry white and his rose and dessert red both won third-place awards.

Alan was third with his medium white and was highly commended for his dessert white.

At the meeting, there was also a competition for a sweet red country wine, which was won by Ida Thorley with Val Wright as the runner-up.

The circle’s next meeting is next Monday (June 18) when there will be an evening meal at the Broomhill inn on Broomhill Road, Hucknall.