Once again the rain blessed our summer party, forcing us inside to taste seven wines from the North Mediterranean coast which were accompanied by a selection of delicious French cheese and pate. Sylvia and Mick identified the Joker amongst the wines tasted: it was Muscadet in a bottle labelled Chardonnay/Viogner. The most liked wine was a southern French red blend called Tranquillete – obtainable from Majestic [£7]. Our next meeting is on Thursday, 21st July when we move further round the Mediterranean coast to Italy. Michael Switzer.