Wine Tips: How do you like your Chardonnay?


So how DO you like your chardonnay, with or without malolactic fermentation? Or to put it another way, do you prefer your chardonnays buttery and creamy, or would you rather have them crispy and fruity? It’s a serious question, because the market has literally flip-flopped over this issue for the past 20 years, beginning with … Continue reading Wine Tips: How do you like your Chardonnay?

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!

New Year Resolutions for Wine Lovers


By now the scramble to write objectives, goals and new year resolutions should have died down. Also, Dry January has been and gone thank goodness, so how about some guidance for wine lovers who are looking for ways to maybe drink less, but also broaden their wine horizons? Here’s four goals that can help and … Continue reading New Year Resolutions for Wine Lovers