We ended our year of meetings with our usual food and wine evening, at which we tasted nine different wines from the area around the north Mediterranean coast. These ranged from a near-black Pinot Noir to a pale rose from Provence. Once again members brought a delicious selection of food including the largest and meatiest sausage roll I have ever tasted. We start again on 12th January when Mick will bring a selection of Californian reds, and on 16th February we will taste New World Pinot Noir. Subscriptions for 2017 (£40 in cash) are due at the 12th January meeting. The group is at full strength. Michael Switzer.