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Christmas Tasting Update

A reminder and an update of the wine club’s most exciting Christmas Tasting yet! There are loads of new French wines to taste.  But we have now assembled the Italians, Spanish and New World wines to try… Whites : the Pallio di San Floriano a stunning Verdicchio Classico Superiore, a racy Sauvignon Blanc Gran Reserva from the perfect terroir of the San Antonio Valley […]

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New Chinese Owners for Château la Bastide

Following the hailstone disaster last year that destroyed most of Bastide’s crop and severely damaged the buildings, the Durands were thrown into a financial maelstrom. We met up with Guilhem and Anne-Marie for dinner in April, we were delighted to hear that every cloud has a silver lining, and not just giant hailstones.  The vineyard has […]

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Alsace Tasting Update

Just a week to go for our great Alsace Tasting!  I have obtained some great wines specially for the occasion.  There will be a special Pinot Blanc from an individual lieu-dit, Pinot Gris, Muscat, some extraordinary old vine Sylvaner, old vine Riesling and a wonderful Grand Cru Gewürztraminer.  Among others, the wines come from the […]

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Alsace Wine Tasting

 Village of Katzenthal Come and join us for a tutored tasting with slides, given by Stuart Calder, on a dazzling selection of the wines from Alsace. Often quoted as the wine merchant’s preferred choice, Alsace is still relatively unknown to most consumers.  Some of the world’s best white wines hail from this beautiful mountainous area […]

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Disaster strikes Château Bastide in Corbières

We have been buying the beautifully crafted wines of Guilhem Durand at Château Bastide in Corbières for several decades.  This summer we showcased a delicious trio of easy drinking Vin de Pays – his Merlot, Syrah and Pinot Noir.  On our Christmas List, we have virtually sold out of his fabulous Vieilles Vignes Syrah and his complex, powerful […]

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Grand Christmas Tasting

Please don’t forget the great Christmas Tasting this Thursday 13th November from 7.00 to 9.00 pm at 23 Stonegate. We’ve worked very hard to achieve some incredible bargains for the tasting.  As you all know, the YMSWC is non-profit making, and by buying direct from the grower, or in some cases from the UK agent, buying […]

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Burgundy Tasting

Come and join us on Wednesday 29th October at 7.30 for 8.00 pm for a Tasting of fine wines from Burgundy. This tasting is open to all members of the York Medical Society, and not just members of the wine club.  We will be tasting Premier Cru Chablis and following my recent trip to the […]

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Three Wine Men

The Three Wine Men are visiting York and hosting their huge tasting event for the first time in September at Dean’s Park, York Minster.   The publicity statement is as follows : “The Three Wine Men comprises the three most media-friendly, high-profile wine experts in the UK: Oz Clarke, Tim Atkin MW and Olly Smith. […]

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Don’t forget our great Summer Tasting!

What could be nicer than enjoying a glass of wine in the YMS gardens with friends before experiencing a fascinating selection of wines made by Jean-Claude Zabalia, highlighting older vintages from Saint Martin de la Garrigue and new ones from his exciting new venture just north of Pézenas. So come and join us on Friday 22nd August […]

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