Deplorable wine tasting notes! Subjective or objective?


This post is about differing perceptions in wine appreciation and I did consider writing it as one of my jokey conversations between Buddha and The Two Doctors, but I realised that not everyone would get it. Get it? Oh well, I’ll carry on! But before we really get going, have a skim of these two … Continue reading Deplorable wine tasting notes! Subjective or objective?

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

Wine Book Review: “101 Wines to Try Before You Die”


I bought this book in early summer just after release, and a month before our next wine foray to France. I have been collecting wine for around 50 years and thought it would be a good way to add "a bit more cream" to my collection with wines from different parts of the world. Sadly, … Continue reading Wine Book Review: “101 Wines to Try Before You Die”

Picture behind the story #30 In vino veritas et amicitia


Dinner on our first night in Chablis was spent at our favourite restaurant, Bistrot des Grands Crus, just a few metres away from our hotel. We had last been here a couple of months ago as we sought out the first wine on my Wines 101 Bucket List, a Dauvissat Grand Cru, Les Clos and … Continue reading Picture behind the story #30 In vino veritas et amicitia

Picture behind the story #25 The white horse of Chablis!


This is the latest time of the year we have visited Chablis, just a couple of days to visit a few winemakers before moving on to Beaune further south for a week. From a landscape photography viewpoint the timing was perfect, the leaves of the Chardonnay vines all ready to fall and creating a golden … Continue reading Picture behind the story #25 The white horse of Chablis!