The Two Doctors Wine Awards 2018: #2 Alsace


Alsace is a wine region that has everything; stunning architecture, hearty food, more Michelin starred restaurants than any other part of France .... and great wines too. In his book, Floyd Uncorked, the ubiquitous Keith Floyd says of the region: "Alsace is always one of the most magical parts of France to visit. On a … Continue reading The Two Doctors Wine Awards 2018: #2 Alsace

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

Wines 101 #0 Do you have a wine tasting bucket list?


Do tell us about your own Wine Tasting Bucket List or Wishlist Bucket Lists are a bit like Marmite, love 'em or hate 'em, nothing in between! Until recently I've been in the "hate 'em" group for full blown Bucket Lists, though I freely admit to having had wish-lists for travel, mountaineering and wine tasting. … Continue reading Wines 101 #0 Do you have a wine tasting bucket list?

Weekend Wineart: Alsace traditional


A visit to the Alsace region of France is an adventure not only into wine, and specifically the white wine grapes of Riesling, Pinot Gris, and Gewurtztraminer, but also a cultural adventure with foods different from anywhere else in France, colourful timbered architecture, metal street signs cleverly marketing shops, businesses and restaurants, together with a … Continue reading Weekend Wineart: Alsace traditional

Travel: The Two Doctors “Best winemaker awards 2016”


A few of our followers are wine enthusiasts so it seems appropriate to write a review of our best wine experiences of 2016. This year we have visited Spain three times, Italy once, Prague and Hungary once, and France twice, all great European wine countries with just about every type of grape on the planet … Continue reading Travel: The Two Doctors “Best winemaker awards 2016”