A WINE-tasting session was held for members of the Seavington Wine Club at the village community shop and cafe last month.

Wine tutor Linda Piggott-Vijeh was invited by fellow Rotarian Brenda Lake to hold the event.

She said: “I was pre-warned that I wasn’t just dealing with amateurs here.

“Many of those present take their wine quite seriously, and read my column in Society magazine each month. With this in mind, I decided to hold a comparative tasting of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines from both ‘Old World’ and ‘New World’ countries.

“We tasted 10 wines in all, ranging from under £5 a bottle to £20 a bottle.

“It was interesting to note that the vast majority preferred the more expensive wine. While price is not everything, it goes to show that, by spending that little bit extra, you can have a much better experience.”