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

Postcard from Chablis: In praise of Cave-La Chablisienne!


Vigneron, Negociants, Cooperatives, all very different in the world of winemaking, and mostly different in their approach to visitors for wine tasting. It helps if you “know each other” and we have been coming to the cooperative La Chablisienne for 10 years now and always been warmly welcomed by Sylvie. Expert or novice, ALL are … Continue reading Postcard from Chablis: In praise of Cave-La Chablisienne!

In praise of French wine cooperatives.


Browsing through the Decanter World Wine Awards in the monthly digital magazine yesterday I was struck by how many wine cooperatives were represented especially in France, and specifically in Burgundy, a region we know well and visit annually. In fact wines from three of our favourite cooperatives won awards for their wines; La Chablisienne, Nuiton Beaunoy … Continue reading In praise of French wine cooperatives.