ARNY members are drawn from all walks of life, backgrounds and professions and, fortunately for those attending this week's event, our Social Secretary and tutor, Jeff Terry, is the manager of the York branch of Majestic Wines. For a £5 donation each which went to Macmillan Cancer Support, Majestic's chosen charity, 12 members of ARNY and their partners attended a private tasting at the shop in York. Jeff selected a variety of white and red wines, Prosecco and Champagne to broaden our wine tasting experience and told us about the history and popularity of each grape. He also selected complementary foods to demonstrate the effect on our palate and how the flavours change with different wines.
Hello and welcome to Octobers ‘Looking Back'. October saw a slight slow down in training after the summer ‘rush’ with members enjoying 14 training sessions between them with all tutors being involved at some point. For the first month this year there are no new members to welcome but following a recent Committee meeting I can announce that we are increasing the tutor team from 11 to 15. This is as a result of ARNY's continued membership growth throughout 2017. The four new tutors, who are all ARNY members and trained and passed their advanced tests with us, should hopefully qualify between now and March 2018. The committee also agreed to increase the number of Advanced tutors from the curre