The Two Doctors Wine Awards 2018: #1 Chablis


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

Postcard from Chablis: In praise of Cave-La Chablisienne!


Vigneron, Negociants, Cooperatives, all very different in the world of winemaking, and mostly different in their approach to visitors for wine tasting. It helps if you “know each other” and we have been coming to the cooperative La Chablisienne for 10 years now and always been warmly welcomed by Sylvie. Expert or novice, ALL are … Continue reading Postcard from Chablis: In praise of Cave-La Chablisienne!

Wine Wednesday: The 4 levels of Chablis you need to know.


My first taste of “Chablis” was a wine produced in California or Chile, I’m unsure which one ...... and I am not joking! Back in the 1960s there didn’t seem to be any regulation preventing anyone from growing a wine in a particular style and then naming it after that style. I probably drank Spanish … Continue reading Wine Wednesday: The 4 levels of Chablis you need to know.

In praise of French wine cooperatives.


Browsing through the Decanter World Wine Awards in the monthly digital magazine yesterday I was struck by how many wine cooperatives were represented especially in France, and specifically in Burgundy, a region we know well and visit annually. In fact wines from three of our favourite cooperatives won awards for their wines; La Chablisienne, Nuiton Beaunoy … Continue reading In praise of French wine cooperatives.