Wine philosophy!


A very interesting article from Nigel Burton entitled A short philosophy of wine (Nigel Burton, MD) has set me thinking (in an Epicurean kind of way) more specifically about “what wine has done for me” across my lifetime. As his preface to the more philosophical bits, here’s what Nigel wrote: “When you uncork a bottle … Continue reading Wine philosophy!

Escargots and Volnay a perfect match in Burgundy


Not to everyone’s taste, but on our wine travels in France I just can’t get enough escargots, snails to most of us! All part of my “think local, eat and drink local” and I’ve had them in several different guises notably either simply with garlic butter or even in a massive pie! What wine to … Continue reading Escargots and Volnay a perfect match in Burgundy

How to survive a day in Burgundy without wine tasting!


If you are into wine travel, a day without wine tasting in Burgundy seems odd, especially when staying in Meursault, only a few km away from Volnay, Pommard and Beaune to the North, and a few km away from Puligny Montrachet and Santenay to the South! But pacing yourself is essential when you’re staying here … Continue reading How to survive a day in Burgundy without wine tasting!