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!

History Facts: #6 Cistercians, King John, and a Barn!


Yet another piece of history not far from our Lechlade village, the magnificent building which is The Great Coxwell Tithe Barn. 1. Built between 1300-1310 AD, 2. It formed part of the Faringdon estate of Cistercian monks 3. The monks were granted a royal charter earlier by King John of Magna Carta fame in 1203 … Continue reading History Facts: #6 Cistercians, King John, and a Barn!

Chateau du Clos de Vougeot …. it’s not about the wine!


We hope you'll enjoy this short video as an introduction to the history of the world famous vineyard and chateau at the Clos de Vougeot, Bourgogne, France. "Jamais en Vain, Toujours en Vin" : bande annonce from Château du Clos de Vougeot on Vimeo. The most famous vineyard in the world, Clos de Vougeot, also … Continue reading Chateau du Clos de Vougeot …. it’s not about the wine!

The magnificent abbeys of Yorkshire


The first day of our continuation of The Tour of England, 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 and we cross the open border into England’s largest county ..... Yorkshire, the land of Richard III (but not his bones), Geoffrey Boycott England’s greatest ever cricketer (if you believe him), Tetley Tea, Rugby League, and the ubiquitous Yorkshire Pudding! Also they have … Continue reading The magnificent abbeys of Yorkshire