It's Not About The Wine is one of my oft used phrases, at home when imbibing, on holiday, visiting vineyards, or blogging about wine. What I mean is that there's MORE to tasting or drinking wine than the bottle, or what's in your glass. Heidegger would call it "Being, or Being and time" with a … Continue reading It’s not Burgundy but …….
No, it’s not what you think ... I have NOT been influenced by the naysayers with their: After Brexit .... We can’t travel to Europe Planes can’t fly over Britain We won’t have low cost flights any more We won’t be able to buy French wines The cost of my Prosecco will go up I'll … Continue reading Wines 101 #6 Goodbye Europe, Hello World!
Menetou-Salon Located directly southwest of Sancerre, this relatively small appellation produces a brilliant range of high-quality white, red and rosé wines that offer excellent value. Sauvignon Blanc is the predominant grape here with some Pinot Noir now being cultivated too.The vines are mostly planted in upper Jurassic Kimmeridgian limestone sediment, exactly the same as in … Continue reading Wines 101 #5 No cats pee or gooseberry bush thank you!
This weeks edition of Wine Wednesday is packed again with articles to help the wine novice or beginner. Starting with an article from Wine Folly about matching wine to your personality or vice versa. As a psychologist I’m professionally sceptical about things like this, but it’s a fun read AND it DID predict my favourite … Continue reading Wine Wednesday: #3 How to match wines to your personality ….
As an introduction to wine tasting in Burgundy, it doesn’t come much better than Santenay, a lovely place to start your wine travels moving south to north through better known ….. but more expensive wine areas. From The World Atlas of Wine: "After the hamlet of Haut-Santenay and the little town of Bas-Santenay, the Cote … Continue reading Start your Burgundy wine tasting here.