Pommard or Volnay?


Pommard or Volnay? It’s a bit like asking crab or lobster, roast potatoes or boiled, caviar or truffles! I like both, they are the same grape, Pinot Noir; two villages in Burgundy only 1km apart, vineyards adjacent to each other; but ...... the terroir, oh the terroir, so different..... soil, slope angle, moisture ..... So … Continue reading Pommard or Volnay?

Chardonnay, Queen of grapes?


"The pre wine tasting questionnaire from the cruise liner's sommelier asked us to rate a number of grapes on a scale of 1-5, and bizarrely all of the ladies in our tasting group marked Chardonnay DOWN quite heavily! Undeterred the sommelier said that he would bet money on being able to change their minds but … Continue reading Chardonnay, Queen of grapes?