Spring Tasting

Domaine des Tourelles

Following the great success of last year’s Zoom tastings  we are delighted to offer you a Spring Zoom Tasting.  For those of you who missed the previous tastings, it is not completely ‘virtual’ as we aim to taste ‘real’ wine!

As before, it will involve a tasting of 6 different wines from the outstanding Domaine des Tourelles in the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. 

Faouzi Issa, the owner and winemaker, makes fabulous wines in extremely challenging circumstances.  There will be a couple of whites and four reds.  His Cabernet/Syrah reds are absolutely stunning!  

These wines will be a little more expensive than usual, so on this occasion we propose a different method for the tasting…  

Unlike the previous tastings, we will open and decant each bottle into 4 specially-purchased quarter bottles on the morning of the tasting.  In advance we will arrange a time with each of you to call and collect them from 34 St Paul’s Square – during the afternoon of 30th April.  

This clearly has the advantage reducing the cost of the tickets substantially!

A ticket will cost £20 and for this you will receive 6 different 187ml quarter-bottles. This will be more than enough for 2 tasters.

If you would rather have 6 full bottles of each wine, I can leave these out in the YMSWC cellars a week in advance, at the cost of £80.  If you plan to do this, please let me know asap as I will need to buy extra wine in advance.

How do you do connect?  
All that is required is a computer with a microphone and video camera built-in. Failing that you can use an iPad or an iPhone.  I’ll send you a link in an email, you click on it and Bingo you’re in a virtual tasting with everyone else… No other IT skills required!

There will be an opportunity to order any of them after the tasting.

I will talk you through each wine and encourage comments while we taste them together.  I will also be able to show you slides of the winery that they come from – along with the explanations of the winemaking of each.

It will be good fun!  It’s a great way to share some great wines with some excellent company from the York Medical Society.

Join us on Friday 30th April at 7.30 pm

Please  email  redrobewines@me.com to secure your places and the wines.


We’re delighted to announce that Faouzi himself will be introducing the tasting live all the way from Lebanon!

Please pay by BACS to York Medical Society Wine Club
Account Number:  71383582
Sort Code:  40-47-31