It’s best to walk the dog early in Sainte Colombe par Castillon, Bordeaux in August. When the Dordogne mist has not yet been burned off. At seven on a Monday the place is buzzing. Here, they don’t work to […]
How many times have I done this? Started in ‘65, did it monthly at first, have slowed up now, but … in the hundreds. My long-distance commute. […]
Packing cases of wine is arduous work as you realised when you first heaved in one of our cartons.. especially those 15’s! […]
So…over the last six days I have written about six wines; Reds…from 1 the remote Atacama valley of Elqui, 2 a hugely popular blend from three appellations around Hermitage, and 3 a special Argentina Malbec. […]
A few days ago I wrote about a white wine made from red Cabernet grapes. So I thought it would be interesting, for comparison , to try a white made from a new grape variety called… Cabernet Blanc. […]
It was only when winemakers began to fly … early 1990’s … that Argentine viticulture grew up … reduced crops and made the divine Malbecs of today […]
Sparkling wine from central Spain? Where it’s so hot? Almost as hot as the U.K. today! […]
Chemin du Belvedere..Northern Rhone Syrah that’s been extremely well received but which is unique in that it comes from not one but several appellations in and around Hermitage.