Best Winemaker Award 2018


This year we have visited Spain once, France three times, and toured around a number of vineyards in England. In France we visited the wine regions of Alsace, Chablis, Cote de Beaune, Cote de Nuits, Chinon, Saumur, Savennieres, and Menetou Salon and met 16 winemakers of which 10 were new to us.  As usual all … Continue reading Best Winemaker Award 2018

Is the Dalai Lama really a racist?


We walked into our usual wine bar at the usual time to find, unusually, Sid (Buddha to everyone else) already there, devouring a bowl of rice pudding and looking like the cat that had cream on its rice pudding too! "This looks Om-inous, rice pudding means an enlightenment has occurred, what have you been up … Continue reading Is the Dalai Lama really a racist?

Fine wines from an old Chablis family: Domaine Pinson


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 Pinson brothers used to live! The family first started selling its wine in 1880. In … Continue reading Fine wines from an old Chablis family: Domaine Pinson

Wines 101 #1 Is this the best Chablis in the world?


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 ...... all for ONE bottle of wine. But not just "any old bottle of wine"! … Continue reading Wines 101 #1 Is this the best Chablis in the world?

A walk between the wines of Chablis.


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 your palate needs a rest, so taking a rest day like the riders on the … Continue reading A walk between the wines of Chablis.