This post is about differing perceptions in wine appreciation and I did consider writing it as one of my jokey conversations between Buddha and The Two Doctors, but I realised that not everyone would get it. Get it? Oh well, I’ll carry on! But before we really get going, have a skim of these two … Continue reading Deplorable wine tasting notes! Subjective or objective?
English wines are on the rise ... from a quality viewpoint and in the marketplace. In 2017 Winbirri from Norfolk won one of the Platinum medals at the Decanter World Wine Awards for its Bacchus 2015, Taittinger has bought Domaine Evremond in Kent, and Nyetimber beats Champagnes in the Paris blind tasting event! And all … Continue reading The Two Doctors Wine Awards 2018: #4 England
Wine tasting my way through a Wines 101 Bucket List has become an exercise in logistics, decision making, communication and relationship building! I naively thought that the reclusive nature of old world winemakers in France had disappeared, but it hasn’t, far from it as I discovered in Chablis, Sancerre, and now in Chinon. I have … Continue reading Wines 101 #4 Wife snaps while I drink wine!
Autumn/winter or Summer, always something to do among the vines. These two photos taken 9 months apart near Volnay, Burgundy.
Wine tasting is an arduous activity, especially when visiting Burgundy and particularly in Chablis. The village is densely packed with winemakers and surrounded with rolling hills covered in vines, almost acting as a "wall" and not letting you out! Eventually your palate needs a rest, so taking a rest day like the riders on the … Continue reading A walk between the wines of Chablis.