Cremant, Next big thing in Sparkling Wine?


Champagne and Prosecco might be the dominant markets for fizzy wine globally at present, but a moments thought should lead you to discover another sparkling wine type ..... Cremant. This is the generic name for wines made in France that are not permitted to use the name Champagne, simply because they are not from that … Continue reading Cremant, Next big thing in Sparkling Wine?

Alsace, a foodie photographer’s dream, a nibbler’s nightmare!


Is there any finer place than the Alsace region of France for food, wine and architecture? Wine tasting is a delight with friendly Cooperatives in Turckheim and Ribeauville, family domaines in towns and villages surrounded by the vines, and bars and restaurants selling the local wines by the glass, carafe and bottle often with the … Continue reading Alsace, a foodie photographer’s dream, a nibbler’s nightmare!

Postcard from Chablis …. a day of new discoveries!


A wine tasting in Chablis is not to be sniffed at, nor taken lightly! Tasting 27 wines in a single afternoon is quite a feat, especially when out for dinner with wines too! Anyway first day of this holiday in Chablis and a day of discovery .... a flying winemaker, where to taste Beaujolais in … Continue reading Postcard from Chablis …. a day of new discoveries!

The Full English! With wine from Oxfordshire.


A hot summer in England, fantastic cricket and football, and brilliant English wine and food. Everything on this platter is English, Cornish smoked mackerel, Cornish new potatoes and all the salad stuff from our local farmers market. And the wine ...... Oxford Dry made from a blend of Huxelrebe, Findling and Perle grapes at the … Continue reading The Full English! With wine from Oxfordshire.

Three wine tastings in Meursault, France


Burgundy, our favourite wine region in the world; it has everything, history, architecture, food, nice people .... and ample opportunities for wine tasting. We usually stay in Pommard or Meursault but they are villages so close to each other it hardly matters, unless you want to focus your wine tasting on white (Chardonnay) or red … Continue reading Three wine tastings in Meursault, France