The Two Doctors Wine Awards 2018: #2 Alsace


Alsace is a wine region that has everything; stunning architecture, hearty food, more Michelin starred restaurants than any other part of France .... and great wines too. In his book, Floyd Uncorked, the ubiquitous Keith Floyd says of the region: "Alsace is always one of the most magical parts of France to visit. On a … Continue reading The Two Doctors Wine Awards 2018: #2 Alsace

Wine tasting at France’s oldest wine cooperative


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 favourites being in Beaune, Buxy/Montagny, Bourgueil, Montbazillac, Turckheim, Chablis, and ...... Ribeauvillé. "The vineyards of … Continue reading Wine tasting at France’s oldest wine cooperative

Alsace, a foodie photographer’s dream, a nibbler’s nightmare!


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 and restaurants selling the local wines by the glass, carafe and bottle often with the … Continue reading Alsace, a foodie photographer’s dream, a nibbler’s nightmare!

Wine philosophy!


A very interesting article from Nigel Burton entitled A short philosophy of wine (Nigel Burton, MD) has set me thinking (in an Epicurean kind of way) more specifically about “what wine has done for me” across my lifetime. As his preface to the more philosophical bits, here’s what Nigel wrote: “When you uncork a bottle … Continue reading Wine philosophy!

Wines 101 #0 Do you have a wine tasting bucket list?


Do tell us about your own Wine Tasting Bucket List or Wishlist Bucket Lists are a bit like Marmite, love 'em or hate 'em, nothing in between! Until recently I've been in the "hate 'em" group for full blown Bucket Lists, though I freely admit to having had wish-lists for travel, mountaineering and wine tasting. … Continue reading Wines 101 #0 Do you have a wine tasting bucket list?