Tasting Trimbach 2007


  We have been visiting the Alsace wine region for nearly a quarter of a century and on each occasion, have stopped at Maison Trimbach to taste with two generations of their winemakers. The first Alsace tasting I arranged for the Harrogate Medical Wine Society was tutored by Joanna Lock MW. That was over twenty…

London Wine Fair 2018


  The 2018 London Wine Trade Fair was held under new management at Kensington Olympia from 21 – 23 May. I went there on Day 1       Ben & Emma Robson of Bat & Bottle were there for the first time, showing their fine Italian collection. Ben made me taste his new Tuscan…

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…