Chateau du Clos de Vougeot …. it’s not about the wine!


We hope you'll enjoy this short video as an introduction to the history of the world famous vineyard and chateau at the Clos de Vougeot, Bourgogne, France. "Jamais en Vain, Toujours en Vin" : bande annonce from Château du Clos de Vougeot on Vimeo. The most famous vineyard in the world, Clos de Vougeot, also … Continue reading Chateau du Clos de Vougeot …. it’s not about the wine!

Picture behind the story #28 Do YOU have a favourite watering hole?


Our Favourite Wine Bar I guess we all have a favourite pub, bar, wine bar, watering hole? My favourite pub is in the village of Broughton in Cumbria, The Manor Arms. My favourite wine bar however is in Beaune in Burgundy, France. Situated right in the middle of Place Carnot their wine list is extensive, … Continue reading Picture behind the story #28 Do YOU have a favourite watering hole?

Picture behind the story #25 The white horse of Chablis!


This is the latest time of the year we have visited Chablis, just a couple of days to visit a few winemakers before moving on to Beaune further south for a week. From a landscape photography viewpoint the timing was perfect, the leaves of the Chardonnay vines all ready to fall and creating a golden … Continue reading Picture behind the story #25 The white horse of Chablis!

Wines 101 #6 Goodbye Europe, Hello World!


No, it’s not what you think ... I have NOT been influenced by the naysayers with their: After Brexit .... We can’t travel to Europe Planes can’t fly over Britain We won’t have low cost flights any more We won’t be able to buy French wines The cost of my Prosecco will go up I'll … Continue reading Wines 101 #6 Goodbye Europe, Hello World!

Mindful reflections on wine tasting and judging


Sitting in my own “wine room” at home this morning I started to reflect on the hectic couple of days travelling to and from Manchester as a wine judge for the People’s Choice Wine Awards, when who should appear but Buddha himself. “Good grief Sid, you shouldn’t just appear like that, it’s a bit more … Continue reading Mindful reflections on wine tasting and judging