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!
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
Reflection seems to be a skill, or an obsession, that grows with age. But hopefully this is a positive tactic when applied to the wines tasted and vineyards one has visited across the last 12 months. Now is the time to reflect on our wine experiences of 2018 and present them in a geographical format … Continue reading The Two Doctors Wine Awards 2018: #1 Chablis
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
Arriving in a wine region for a holiday is usually shrouded in such anticipation that wine tastings begin before unpacking our cases in our hotel! And so it was in Chablis a couple of days ago, check in, drop off bags, out the front door, turn right and onwards to Domaine des Malandes where I … Continue reading A Chablis wine tasting with a Flying Winemaker!