Camino Portugués – 5


Tony & Renna complete Camino Portugués   “We planned the Camino on a day to day basis. Right from the start our intended arrival into Santiago was Friday 18th May. We then planned for a day to sample the sights of Santiago (a city we have already visited several times, as walking the Camino is…

Camino Portugués – 4


“In the past Renna has commented that I only show her with a glass of wine in her hand, so this time I’ve varied things to show her walking. We’ve had a lovely week with some wonderful days spent walking alongside Atlantic beaches as the waves came crashing in and the spray misted our glasses.…

Spring Lunch 2018


Harrogate Medical Wine Society held the 2018 Spring Lunch at the Pannal Golf Club on Sunday 6th May.   Menu Champagne Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru 2009 Prawn and smoked salmon cream cheese purse with crisp leaf salad, capers and lemon dill salsa Greywacke ‘Wild’ Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Warwick Estate White Lady Chardonnay…

Camino Portugués – 2: Birds & Flowers


  Tony Lee & Renna Benson are on the Camino de Santiago again, this time from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela. This is Part 2 of their report.   “Yesterday we heard our first cuckoo, the latest harbinger of spring. Swallows and House Martins were already here when we arrived but it was Friday a week ago…

Camino Portugués – 1


    Tony Lee & Renna Benson are on the Camino de Santiago again, this time from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela. They flew to Lisbon from Leeds/Bradford via London Heathrow last Monday to start the walk. This is Part 1 of their report.       “We started this latest attempt to walk to Santiago from…

Volcanic Wines


    Vines on volcanic soils produce distinctive wines with fresh acidity, saline and flinty-peppery ‘minerality’ and remarkable longevity     Yesterday I tasted a selection of wines from the slopes of Sicily’s Mount Etna with members of the Harrogate Medical Wine Society. The wines were from Pietradolce who’s 11 ha. vineyards are located on the northern slopes of Mount…