Last week, The Gryphon delved into the life of French Soc with a planned visit to one of their most anticipated socials, Wine & Cheese Night.
It’s hard to find a student who doesn’t love a chunky slice of cheese accompanied with some vino from time to time, and for £3, it was always going to be money well spent. The history of French wine and cheese certainly dates back centuries. Not only has wine & cheeses become a classic symbol of France, but every region in the country stocks their very own unique cheese blends. Fun fact.
The Gryphon doesn’t usually review society socials, but after a quick glance at the Facebook event page, which promised a “plethora of fromage and vino”, as a loyal cheese lover, it was hard to turn it down really. A night championing wine and cheese was a) always going to be a winner, and b) presented a much needed opportunity to re-awaken my taste buds which had recently been exposed to copious amounts of tinned baked beans.
Nestled up inside student hangout LS6, French Soc delivered a lavish display of cheeses and crackers, with a central table laden full of bottles of red and white wine. The whole evening had a fantastically friendly atmosphere, and as a non-regular attendee to French Soc events, it was easy to get involved and get chatting to new and old members.
French Soc’s social was a great taster (excuse the pun) into the goings on of the society. With trips to Paris, themed pub-crawls, independent film showings and much more, including the opportunity to brush up on the French tongue, get involved and learn the language of love!
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