It’s always good to get out and about and we have an annual slot in the calendar of the KLWAS (Kington Langley Wine Appreciation Society) - habitually this involves getting our wines up to the village in October – and it’s also routinely coincided with the first gales of Autumn and the end of BST.
The chair of the KLWAS is a long standing Yapp customer and had touted the idea of ringing the changes with us for the next slot – both in wines and timings. He’d mentioned other merchants had not really ventured off piste recently and the club needed a bit of a shot in the arm with a few more interesting wines they wouldn’t find every day.
Clearly, we were up for the challenge.
So, now in May, we found ourselves in Kington Langley in the daylight (which was a first for us) and we got to work with our selections of wines to spark the interest of the KLWAS. We were playing to a pretty Partisan crowd it has to be said as I overheard one of the members say "the problem here tonight is I’ve not tried a wine that I didn’t like."
The stand outs of the night were the Tavel Domaine Maby La Forcadière 2011 Rosé and the Domaine Richeaume: Cuvée Tradition 2010 – but all the wines triggered debate and that after all was the whole rationale behind the selections – adventures in wine, it does what it says on the tin!
Yapp - KLWAS running order was:
- Reuilly 2012
- Bergerac Sec: Domaine de l'Ancienne Cure 2011
- Chinon: Château de Ligré Rosé 2012
- Tavel: Domaine Maby La Forcadière 2011
- Beaujolais Villages: Cuvée de Vieilles Vignes 2011
- Vin de Corse Sartène Rouge: Domaine Saparale 2011
- Côtes de Provence: Domaine Richeaume: Cuvée Tradition 2010