Rhone, Champagne and Burgundy – Day 4


The major event of the day was the tasting at Guigal The Guigal Estate was founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in Ampuis, a small ancient village and cradle of the Côte-Rôtie appellation. It shelters a unique vineyard where the vines and the wines have been famous for 2,400 years. Arriving in 1924 at 14…

Rhone, Champagne and Burgundy – Day 3


On Day 3, they went to Tain l’Hermitage to taste at Chapoutier   “Today the gradient of wine assessment & appreciation starts.” – Douglas noted. It is an hour’s drive from Lyon to Tain l’Hermitage. The A7 runs close to the left bank of the Rhone past Vienne with its Roman monuments and the fine…

Wines Of Mac Forbes


Harrogate Medical Wine Society held a tasting of wines of Mac Forbes on 12 October 2017 at the Masonic Hall in Harrogate. Mac Forbes worked in the vineyards of France from the age of 18 and returned to his native Yarra Valley in Victoria determined to make great wine with minimum intervention and in the…