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Wines of Rolly Gassmann


“Named after Marie-Thérèse Rolly and Louis Gassman, whose marriage brought about this successful winemaking partnership, the Gassmann estate dates back to 1676. Although both his parents remain actively involved, the business is currently run by Pierre Gassmann, and he is in the process of converting to biodynamic viticulture. The winery is hidden away in the…

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Long Liquid Lunch


The Long Liquid Lunch or “LLL” is the first of a series of Gourmet Sunday Lunches with matching Fines Wines arranged by the Harrogate Medical Wine Society.   The first LLL was held on Sunday 31 July 2016 at the Masonic Hall in Harrogate. The talented young chef Adam Vear put together a four course…

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Tapas & Natural Wine At La Fabrica


The first thing I noticed was the blackboard listing a Georgian natural wine by the glass. I was surprised but excited. Georgian wine was the last thing I expected to see in a posh Spanish tapas bar in London It was only a sultry Monday evening but La Fabrica was packed and I was lucky…

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Wines of Jurade de Saint Emilion


Timothy Hartley of the Grand Conseil of the Jurade de Saint Emilion presented a selection of Saint Emilion wines to members of the Harrogate Medical Wine Society yesterday. The Jurade de Saint-Emilion dates from 8th July 1199 when the Charter of Falaise was sealed by King John, John Lackland, recording the confirmation of rights given by his brother…