Year 27 In The HMWS


The 27th ‘academic’ year of the Harrogate Medical Wine Society commences on 1st September. Having taken on board the constructive comments on the future of the Society made by the membership, the following guidelines for the next twelve months were formulated:

  • Membership: Attempts should be made to attract more new, active members and it is hoped that all current members would do their best to achieve this
  • Membership Fees: Annual membership fee will be unchanged at £15 per person but the concession to couples is removed. Life Membership is £150 pp. It is assumed that all current members will renew their membership during the month of August
  • Wine Events: There will be at least one quality wine event every month – eight wine tastings, three seasonal tasting-lunches or dinners and an end of the year dinner dance, if there is enough interest
  • Wine Tastings: There will be a minimum of 8 tutored fine wine tastings held either at the Masonic Hall or Pannal Golf Club, subject to availability. St. Luke’s Hall and The Club are possible alternative venues. Tastings will be on the first Thursday of the month starting at 7 pm and will be followed by a two-course supper with a glass of wine. Whenever possible, places will be made available for the tasting only for those who do not require supper. Volunteers to conduct tastings in February and March will be needed
  • Tasting lunches/dinners: Lunches will be on the first Sunday of May and August and the Autumn Dinner with seasonal game will be in November at the Pannal Golf Club
  • Annual Dinner Dance: This will be a ‘Champagne Celebration’ on the Friday or Saturday after Christmas at the Pannal Golf Club or similar
  • Wine Tours: Quality wine tours will be arranged at members’ request
  • Sourcing wine for members: Despite the new ‘Alcohol Wholesale Regulation’ the Society will continue to source quality wines for members through Serendib Promotions – the wine buying arm of the Society, at trade prices on a weekly basis. The wine collection day and times are unchanged
  • HMWS Blog & Hedonist: These will be published as before and members’ contributions are welcome. Members are also urged to follow the Society of Twitter and Facebook

September 2017


Membership (53)

Life Members (17)

  1. Botwright, Ian (Ripon)
  2. Botwright, Elizabeth (Ripon)
  3. Cameron, Stephen (Pick Hill) (Dr)
  4. Cameron, Ann (Pick Hil)
  5. Coral, Tony (London) (Dr)
  6. Dias, Bernard (Harrogate) (Dr)
  7. Dias, Ramani (Harrogate)
  8. Greenwood, Jane (Leeds) October 2017
  9. Hanson, Shirley (Halifax)
  10. Heatley, June (Leeds) 23/4/17)
  11. Joslin, Charles (Harrogate) (Prof)
  12. Joslin, Ann (Harrogate)
  13. Owen, Gwynneth (Leeds)
  14. Stanier, Tony (Huddersfield)
  15. Stewart, Alisdair (Harrogate) (Dr)
  16. Stewart, Elma (Harrogate) (Dr)
  17. Vaughan, Brenda (Pontefract)


  1. Armstrong, John (Salisbury)
  2. Bent, Gail (Harrogate)
  3. Benson, Renna (Knaresborough)
  4. Booth, Jill
  5. Booth, Paul
  6. Buckley, Rob (Leeds)
  7. Buckley, Pauline (Leeds)
  8. Durant, David (Harrogate)
  9. Durant, Patricia (Harrogate)
  10. Fox, Richard (Harrogate)
  11. Fox, Verity (Harrogate)
  12. Goldsmith, Steven (Harrogate)
  13. Goldsmith, Julie (Harrogate)
  14. Keddie, Graham (Follifoot)
  15. Keddie, Jean (Follifoot)
  16. Lee, Tony (Knaresborough)
  17. Lees, David (Wetherby)
  18. Locke, Brigid (Harrogate)
  19. Locke, Derrick (Harrogate)
  20. Lyles, Jackie (Huddersfield)
  21. McFarlane, Douglas (Harrogate)
  22. McFarlane, Gloria (Harrogate)
  23. Morris, David (Harrogate)
  24. Morris, Pat (Harrogate)
  25. Murphy, Carol (Ackworth)
  26. Murphy, Peter (Ackworth)
  27. Owen, Rhiannon (Huddersfield)
  28. Pratt, Simon (Leeds)
  29. Pratt, Sue (Leeds)
  30. Price, Fred (Harrogate)
  31. Shore, John (Harrogate)
  32. Shore, Pat (Harrogate)
  33. Trewhella, Jane (Otley)
  34. Wilson, Les (Harrogate)
  35. Wilson, Mandy (Harrogate)
  36. Wood, Carole (Ackworth)


Updated 21 August 2017