No Wine November #Chablis!


  This is my third month of not drinking any alcohol due to my prostate cancer and prostatectomy, entirely self imposed when the general advice is to "cut down" on things like caffeine, fizzy drinks and alcohol. But I have never been one for half measures in my career, life in general, or my hobbies. … Continue reading No Wine November #Chablis!

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!

Wines 101 #2 Did I really put a Gewürztraminer on my Bucket List?


I have to admit, Alsace wines are not my favourite...... I can appreciate a great wine but I don’t necessarily have to like it! But I DO like Alsace the region, especially the strip between Ribeauville and Turckheim and this was our third holiday here. Wines play a big part of daily life here however: … Continue reading Wines 101 #2 Did I really put a Gewürztraminer on my Bucket List?