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!

Sculpture Saturday: “Fork in Pollen”


A weekly sculpture photo challenge from Mind Over Memory. My offering this week is one from my Sculpture in the Vineyard collection. The title of it tickled me, metaphorically speaking, because I suffer from severe pollen allergy even this early in the year. Posing in the photo at Bothy Vineyard in Oxfordshire, is Dr C. … Continue reading Sculpture Saturday: “Fork in Pollen”

Dry December: The best EVER wine festival?


Fete de L’Escargot, (Dordogne), Fete de La Moule (Boulogne), Fete de L’Huitre (Arachon) are all annual festivals in France symbolic of their culture and gastronomy involving snails, mussels and oysters respectively. There are many others across the summer months "honouring" French cheese and ..... strangely ...... paella in the Languedoc. Then of course there are … Continue reading Dry December: The best EVER wine festival?

The Treasure of Vix


We had a very pleasant surprise on reading about The “Treasure of Vix” a few days before our recent foray into France again and discovering it was on our route into Burgundy. The Treasure is a collection of artefacts housed in the Vix Museum at Chatillon-Sur-Seine, and being situated between the end of Champagne and … Continue reading The Treasure of Vix

Chateau du Clos de Vougeot …. it’s not about the wine!


We hope you'll enjoy this short video as an introduction to the history of the world famous vineyard and chateau at the Clos de Vougeot, Bourgogne, France. "Jamais en Vain, Toujours en Vin" : bande annonce from Château du Clos de Vougeot on Vimeo. The most famous vineyard in the world, Clos de Vougeot, also … Continue reading Chateau du Clos de Vougeot …. it’s not about the wine!