I came across this cartoon yesterday in Ronald Searle’s book, Something In The Cellar. First drawn somewhere between 1973 and 1986, talk about clairvoyant! Have a good weekend!
Autumn/winter or Summer, always something to do among the vines. These two photos taken 9 months apart near Volnay, Burgundy.
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!
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
Take a walk in any vineyard on your wine travels and it can be surprising what you see, not just the grapes, but also insects, birds, butterflies all signs of a healthy and possibly biodynamic approach to winemaking.