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
I suppose I make very few posts with very little to say, but this is one such post! Architecture in Alsace, Germanic influence, half timbered, red clay fillings and tiles ........ nuff said!
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!
I have never been to the beaches of Dunkirk before, though my dad spent a few days here in June 1940! Mine is just a quick day trip, including an hour at the small Operation Dynamo Museum en route deeper into France, but I would be pleased if you read and commented on my dad’s … Continue reading Postcard from the Dunkirk beaches …
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”?