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… Read More ›
Dinner on our first night in Chablis was spent at our favourite restaurant, Bistrot des Grands Crus, just a few metres away from our hotel. We had last been here a couple of months ago as we sought out the… Read More ›
Here we are in November, a few ground frosts already and ….. we still have beautiful Osteospurmums flowering. Global warming, climate change or is this a new hybrid winter-growing frost resistant variety?
Our Favourite Wine Bar I guess we all have a favourite pub, bar, wine bar, watering hole? My favourite pub is in the village of Broughton in Cumbria, The Manor Arms. My favourite wine bar however is in Beaune in… Read More ›
The woman in this picture is a Dalit, and many of you reading this post will have no idea what that means, and have no experience of witnessing the treatment of people “labelled” as Dalits. Change the word Dalit to… Read More ›
Were the Gauls really barbarians, defined as “primitive and uncivilised”? Certainly the Roman propaganda machine would say so as do many textbooks in education today. But The Treasure of Vix would say otherwise! “25 centuries ago, a lavishly dressed princess… Read More ›
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… Read More ›