Wine tasting while learning Welsh
A wine tasting evening will be held at a local vineyard to give Welsh learners with the opportunity to chat informally in Welsh at a social occasion.
The evening, which is being organised by Hunaniaith, the Gwynedd based language initiative, is aimed at supporting Welsh learners in the northern part of the county to practice their new language skills and to integrate in to the Welsh speaking community. The event will take place at Pant Du in Dyffryn Nantlle on 15 November.
Ifan Llewelyn Jones, Development Officer with Hunaniaith said: “Once a Welsh learner has started to develop their new language skills in the classroom they cannot wait to practice in an informal but supportive setting.
“With the cooperation of the Learn Welsh North West team we have organised an enjoyable evening of wine tasting for Welsh learners. It will be an opportunity for learners to come together and chat with fluent Welsh speakers as they taste and enjoy wines grown in Dyffryn Nantlle accompanied by tasty snacks.
Eluned Croydon from Learn Welsh North West said: “An evening such as this is a fantastic opportunity for Welsh learners. It opens the door from the classroom in to the Welsh speaking community and gives learners’ confidence a boost.”
She added: “Fluent Welsh speakers are more than welcome to join us on the evening, their presence is vital for the evening’s success.”
Though there is one condition for fluent Welsh-speakers wishing to attend. “All the better if you bring a Welsh learner along with you for company,” added Eluned.
The tasting will be led by Richard Huws, proprietor and producer of the wine at Gwinllan Pant Du. There will an opportunity to taste red, white, rosé as well as sparkling wines.
The event at Pant Du, Dyffryn Nantlle will be held on Friday, 15 November at 7pm. Ticket are £10 per person, to include the wine and snacks. Places must be reserved by contacting Hunaniaith: Hunaniaith@gwynedd.llyw.cymru / 01286 679452.