We are thrilled to welcome Wink Lorch back to the Club for what promises to be another exploration of the unknown.
Author of Wines of the French Alps: Savoie, Bugey and Beyond, Wink is a wine writer, educator and skier who has been a fan of wines born close to the slopes for decades.
She will take Members on a deep dive into these wines which emerge from the rocks beneath the ski runs, often made from ancient, indigenous varieties.
A new generation of winegrowers are ensuring that these grapes and the wines made from them are at last being properly valued. Gone are the thin, acidic wines once endured in the après-ski bars of yesteryear. In their stead, we now have myriad styles of wine which always show a touch of mountain freshness, but with added depth, complexity and originality.
Members will discover three whites and three reds from different grapes and areas, bookended by a brace of Alpine sparklers, all underlining the quality to be found today in wines from the French Alps.
An essential ticket for the curious connoisseur, Wink will also have her books available to purchase on the evening.
The wines we will be tasting:
NV Franck Peillot, Bugey Montagnieu Brut
2020 Denis & Didier Berthollier, La Coulée de Proserpine, Chignin Bergeron, Savoie
2020 Domaine Lupin, Frangy, Roussette de Savoie, Savoie
2021 Domaine Giachino, Monfarino, Savoie
2019 Domaine Prieuré Saint-Christophe, Mondeuse, Savoie
2019 Domaine Saint-Germain, Persan, Savoie
2021 Domaine Partagé, Bibi, Savoie
NV Domaine Balivet, Bugey Cerdon
Thursday 23rd February
St. James’s Room
18:30 – Welcome Drink
19:00 – Masterclass starts
20:30 – Masterclass ends
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