Deplorable wine tasting notes! Subjective or objective?


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?

Best Winemaker Award 2018


This year we have visited Spain once, France three times, and toured around a number of vineyards in England. In France we visited the wine regions of Alsace, Chablis, Cote de Beaune, Cote de Nuits, Chinon, Saumur, Savennieres, and Menetou Salon and met 16 winemakers of which 10 were new to us.  As usual all … Continue reading Best Winemaker Award 2018

Fine wines from an old Chablis family: Domaine Pinson


The History The Pinson Family are one of the longest established families in Chablis with records showing them as having been in Chablis since 1640. There is even a Rue Pinson in the village where an earlier generation of three Pinson brothers used to live! The family first started selling its wine in 1880. In … Continue reading Fine wines from an old Chablis family: Domaine Pinson

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!