Wine tasting at France’s oldest wine cooperative


I’m a really big fan of Wine Cooperatives; wine tasting which is relaxed, in a friendly and professional atmosphere, unpressurised, always in English, and always free. I’ve written about them before (In praise of Wine Cooperatives) with some of my favourites being in Beaune, Buxy/Montagny, Bourgueil, Montbazillac, Turckheim, Chablis, and ...... Ribeauvillé. "The vineyards of … Continue reading Wine tasting at France’s oldest wine cooperative

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!

Does a wine have a “sense of place”?


I recently had a minor spat on Twitter about the utter pretentiousness of some professional wine writers who use outrageous phrases in relation to wine tasting. The one that really riled me up was “this wine definitely has a sense of place”! Now, you might say that I’m splitting hairs here, but is a wine … Continue reading Does a wine have a “sense of place”?