It was a pleasant evening outside the Wine Library on Tuesday 20th June. It was an even more pleasant one inside, where members and their guests sampled six French wines carefully selected for them (with accompanying paté and cheese) at a tutored wine tasting.
The wines ranged from a white Picpoul de Pinet to a fine claret. They had all been carefully chosen as good value representatives of their type, usually from lesser-known appellations which could nevertheless well represent that class of wine. From members of the insurance market, close scrutiny and expert knowledge could be expected. Expectations were not disappointed! It seems safe to say, though, that everyone learnt something, and both mental and physical notes were taken for future use.
We are confident that all our members not only now know more about good French wine, but will also be able to source better value as well as good quality wines as a result of a most enjoyable and convivial evening.