Christmas Tasting

YMS gardens

A selection of new wines for Christmas! 

We are delighted to announce that we are resurrecting our popular walk-around Christmas Tasting back at 23 Stonegate this year, but with some modifications to ensure the safety of all members and their guests.

We have selected twenty exciting new wines/new vintages of old favourites to show from the Christmas list.  This less than usual to allow social distancing.

In the Whites, in France we’ve got two stunning new wines from rare grape varieties , the Carignan Blanc 2000 from Clos Bagatelle and the Grenache Gris from Château Jouclary. For white Burgundy lovers there’s the stylish Pouilly Fuissé look-alike from Terres de Chatenay Viré-Clessé Fontenay 2019.  From Spain, there’s Vetiver Blanco 2020 Ontanon’s delicious modern take on white Rioja.  From Chile Tabali’s Talinay Chardonnay 2017 from the cool coastal strip gives Chablis a run for its money.  Meanwhile, South Africa is very evident with the stunning Circumstance Sauvignon Blanc 2000 from Waterkloof, and the new vintage of their award-winning Circle of Life White 2017.

In the Reds, there’s Donnadieu 2019 from Clos Bagatelle in Saint Chinian, which was a great success at this year’s YMS Annual Dinner. In the Southern Rhône, there’s Domaine Boutinot’s take on Châteauneuf-du-Pape the sumptuous Cairanne Les Six 2018. In the Languedoc Domaine Girard’s Cuvée Néri 2018 is an award-winning tour de force of a Bordeaux-style wine. From Spain we’ve secured a great deal on some reserves of the fabulous Ontanon Rioja Reserva 2010. From Chile, from Emiliana the Salvaje Syrah 2019 is bursting with a purity of fruit and flavour. In South Africa, the new vintage of the complex Circle of Life Red 2019 from Waterkloof wines is a joy that would go perfectly with the turkey. Finally, from Italy a beautiful Chianti Reserva, the classic Uggiano Chianti Riserva Fagiano 2017 is a delight, while the single vineyard Rive Barbera d’Asti 2017 is a plush, stylish treasure bound to please at Christmas, and we’re delighted to have the new vintage of Montressor’s Valpolicella Ripasso 2017 back on the list.

We propose to hold the tasting in two halves, with half coming at 7.00 pm and the other half at 8.15 pm.  This will allow us to use three rooms, with only 7-10 members in each room.  The rooms will have open windows and we will provide you with individual cardboard beakers to use for any waste wine, hence avoiding any potential aerosols from the use of spittoons. We will also ask you to undertake a Lateral Flow Test in the 24 hours before the tasting.

Tickets are only £10 a head, for both members and their guests.

When you reserve your tickets please indicate which time you’d like to arrive, and we’ll try to accommodate everyone accordingly.

Please don’t hesitate to book, as we will close the list when the numbers dictate we are full.

Friday 19th November 2021 at 7.00 pm or 8.15 pm at 23 Stonegate, York YO1 8AW

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