Wine History: #2 The most famous wine chateau in the world.


Across hundreds of years the Clos de Vougeot has developed far beyond its simple beginnings. Wine is no longer made at the Chateau, it is a museum as well as being the headquarters of The Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin. It has had a turbulent history through to its modern day fame and the continuing … Continue reading Wine History: #2 The most famous wine chateau in the world.

Wine History: #1 Chateau du Clos de Vougeot …. it’s not about the wine!


Burgundy, the most evocative word and place in any wine lovers lexicon. Chateau de Clos de Vougeot, the most revered building to wine officianados and undoubtedly the most famous wine chateau in the world. To begin, take a quick peek at this short video which will give you an “atmospheric flavour” of this historic place. … Continue reading Wine History: #1 Chateau du Clos de Vougeot …. it’s not about the wine!

A Chablis wine tasting with a Flying Winemaker!


The Coronavirus is obviously curtailing travel, and we are really missing our vineyard visits, especially to France where we regularly visit Pommard, Chinon, Alsace and Chablis. So, after last weeks virtual wine tasting of Chablis via ZOOM with our daughter and her husband it has stirred me to repost the last visit to that famous … Continue reading A Chablis wine tasting with a Flying Winemaker!

A Zoom virtual wine tasting beats Coronavirus!


Family wine tastings are a bit of a challenge at present with Coronavirus preventing buying a wine and then the risk of the family coming together. The first of these, buying a wine, is not a problem to this family since we all have large collections built up over many years of visiting vineyards across … Continue reading A Zoom virtual wine tasting beats Coronavirus!

No Wine November #Chablis!


  This is my third month of not drinking any alcohol due to my prostate cancer and prostatectomy, entirely self imposed when the general advice is to "cut down" on things like caffeine, fizzy drinks and alcohol. But I have never been one for half measures in my career, life in general, or my hobbies. … Continue reading No Wine November #Chablis!