A family wine night!


Our daughter’s birthday, fine wine, a brilliant charcuterie, a home made wine quiz, a barrel of laughs. The pictures tell it all, apart from the morning headaches! 1. Get ready 2. The birthday girl 3. The charcuterie 4. The wine quiz 5. She’s raiding my wine chiller! Wines enjoyed, Cremant de Loire, Cuvee Flamme; Savennières … Continue reading A family wine night!

Wine philosophy!


A very interesting article from Nigel Burton entitled A short philosophy of wine (Nigel Burton, MD) has set me thinking (in an Epicurean kind of way) more specifically about “what wine has done for me” across my lifetime. As his preface to the more philosophical bits, here’s what Nigel wrote: “When you uncork a bottle … Continue reading Wine philosophy!

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

How to survive a day in Burgundy without wine tasting!


If you are into wine travel, a day without wine tasting in Burgundy seems odd, especially when staying in Meursault, only a few km away from Volnay, Pommard and Beaune to the North, and a few km away from Puligny Montrachet and Santenay to the South! But pacing yourself is essential when you’re staying here … Continue reading How to survive a day in Burgundy without wine tasting!

Not all winemakers are equal!


Vigneron, Negociant and Cooperative are all elements of wine terminology that can confuse but are simple to demystify. In fact knowledge of each is often vital to finding the best tasting and buying opportunities because each is a different type of wine producer. • Vigneron; a person who cultivates a vineyard for winemaking and often … Continue reading Not all winemakers are equal!