The History The Pinson Family are one of the longest established families in Chablis with records showing them as having been in Chablis since 1640. There is even a Rue Pinson in the village where an earlier generation of three… Read More ›
I’m a really big fan of Wine Cooperatives; wine tasting which is relaxed, in a friendly and professional atmosphere, unpressurised, always in English, and always free. I’ve written about them before (In praise of Wine Cooperatives) with some of my… Read More ›
Autumn/winter or Summer, always something to do among the vines. These two photos taken 9 months apart near Volnay, Burgundy.
Is there any finer place than the Alsace region of France for food, wine and architecture? Wine tasting is a delight with friendly Cooperatives in Turckheim and Ribeauville, family domaines in towns and villages surrounded by the vines, and bars… Read More ›
I have to admit, Alsace wines are not my favourite…… I can appreciate a great wine but I don’t necessarily have to like it! But I DO like Alsace the region, especially the strip between Ribeauville and Turckheim and this… Read More ›
The anticipation of tonight’s dinner and drinking one particular bottle of wine had become almost suffocating! This was our second day in Chablis and the evening was to be the culmination of much research, planning, communication and organisation ….. crazy… Read More ›
Wine tasting is an arduous activity, especially when visiting Burgundy and particularly in Chablis. The village is densely packed with winemakers and surrounded with rolling hills covered in vines, almost acting as a “wall” and not letting you out! Eventually… Read More ›