France may still be the custodian of some of the world’s greatest wines but it’s always fun to pit its grand regions against some of the more interesting examples found further afield.


In 1152, Eleanor of Aquitaine married the 19-year-old Henry Plantagenet at a service in Poitiers. The union is of historical interest to oenophiles as Eleanor’s dowry contained the city, the surrounding area and the vineyards of Bordeaux and Gascony. These subsequently came under the control of the English crown, where they stayed for more than 300 years — thus cementing our love affair with the wines of southwest France.


Join us as we wrap up our three-part virtual wine series by exploring the world of French wines.

Event Details

Date: Thursday 25 June, 2020
Location: Your house, via Zoom (link will be provided one day prior to the event)
Start time: 6:00pm
Finish time: 6:45pm

Will Lyons

Will Lyons is a journalist, newspaper columnist, award-winning wine writer and broadcaster. He is most widely known for his writing in The Wall Street Journal and The Sunday Times.

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