Looking Back At Year 22


The twenty second ‘academic year’ of the HMWS ended on thirty first August. Over the previous twelve months, there were ten wine tastings, four gourmet dinners, two Art Trips (Monet & Chagall at Tate Liverpool) and four wine tours (South Africa, Burgundy & Champagne, Mallorca and Ribera del Duero). 133 cases of fine wine were…

Date With Marc Chagall


As the coach sped along the M62, we sipped Pierre-Gimonnet’s excellent Cuis Premier Cru and Rose de Blancs and watched Kim Evans’ art documentary ‘Marc Chagall.’ We were on our way to see  “Chagall: Modern Master” at the Tate in Liverpool. Albert Dock was bathed in warm sunshine and the tall brown warehouse that is…

Leonardo da Vinci at the National Gallery


Fifteen members of the Harrogate Medical Wine Society and fifteen guests travelled to London from Harrogate on Friday 9 December 2011 for the Leonardo da Vinci Exhibition at the National Gallery. TRAVEL: A VIP coach with two drivers was used for the 5 hr. journey each way, starting at 6.30 am in Harrogate. Lanson, Canard-Duchene, Manzanilla…