Yorkshire and the wine trade
A tasting exploration of the links between Yorkshire and wine-making in the 18th & 19th centuries
Wine has been an important trading commodity for Yorkshire merchants since the 14th century when wool and cloth was exported to Gascony in exchange for this region’s wine. In more recent centuries the expansion and development of some of the world’s most famous wine regions has continued to be heavily influenced by Yorkshire traders and entrepreneurs.
In this season’s Exploring Lord’s Fairfax’s Cellar, wine expert, Richard Goodacre, will look at some of Yorkshire’s wine “personalities” and their influence on the wine trade. His talk will be illustrated with a tasting of 6 wines from regions which have strong Yorkshire connections.