Wink Lorch's tasting of Alpine wines and book celebration at Terroirs, London
Cheese, wine and bread is a simple and classic combination. Yet simple need not mean unsophisticated; a flight of 28 Alpine wines chosen with impeccable taste, superb Alpine cheeses and fresh baguettes plus chat with Alpine vignerons and merchants.
I have long agreed with Wink's view that Alpine wines have their own particular character, a certain light freshness, reminiscent of an Alpine meadow.
The wines selected by Wink were not so much defined by their Alpine nature as all bearing a family resemblance.
Head to any of the merchants who supported the event and try some of these wonderful wines - ideally, two or three bottles for a comparative tasting over some Gruyere and Comte.
Caves de Pyrene
And if that piques your interest, check out Wink's book, Wines of the French Alps: Savoie, Bugey and beyond.