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

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?

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?

Burgundy, Wines 101, Chablis Grand Cru


After much faffing around on my part I have decided to add the Chablis Grand Cru, Les Clos, Domaine Dauvissat BACK onto my wine tasting bucket list. Only just over a week to go before our visit to Chablis and I discover that it is cheaper to have a bottle of this particular Chablis in … Continue reading Burgundy, Wines 101, Chablis Grand Cru