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Date & Time:

Thursday, 21st September


London – Holborn,

London School of Economics & Political Science


A tasting of wines from the rolling countryside that stretches southwards from Bordeaux to the Pyrenees.

From the backwoods of Bordeaux to the foothills of the Pyrenees, Gascony has a rich heritage! Think Henri IV, d’Artagnan and the 3 Musketeers, Cyrano de Bergerac. And then “la douceur de vivre” – Armagnac, Jambon de Bayonne, Foie Gras, Confit de Canard, Cassoulet, Truffles, Walnuts, Agen Prunes, sheep milk cheeses like Ossau Iraty, and wines quite distinct from those of Languedoc or Provence. We will start the tasting with a pair of crisp dry whites, a Buzet Perlé and a Jurançon Sec from Domaine Cauhapé. Five mature reds will follow – a Buzet, a Gaillac from Château de Mayraques, a Cahors from Château Lamartine, an Irouleguy from Domaine Brana and a Madiran from the iconic Château Montus. We will finish with a late harvest Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh from Chateau Lafitte-Teston.

Tutor – Sandy Leckie.

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