Our wine correspondent, Jim Walker, had searched high and low for a top notch Beaujolais to add to his stable of fine wines. He found one at last … but it came […]
Our wine scribe, Jim Walker, uncovered more than a long forgotten bottle when he plumbed the depths of his wine cellar.
Wine aficionados are not born, they are definitely created. It takes a great deal of care and feeding, not to mention endless practice, to produce true devotees of the nectar of the […]
Jim Walker continues his wine adventures in France by revealing that every once in a while he discovers a ‘new’ winery that seemed almost too good to be true. Same thing goes for […]
In 1661 Racine pronounced that, “The wine of Uzès is the best in the realm.” Three hundred and 45 years later Hélène and I found out that Racine knew of which he […]
My wife Hélène has provided invaluable support to my vinous aspirations, but it would all have been impossible had I not been aided and abetted by a very special angel we found […]
We had settled in for lunch in the tiny hamlet of Fanlac deep in the Dordogne. I had selected the ‘Le Gourmand’ option from the menu. Can there be too much of […]
A delicious month spent in Provence tasting wines from the splendid 2015 and 2016 Southern Rhône vintages: talk about being in wine wonderland!
What’s a wine guy to do when he finds himself in a place where no wine is produced? Why, set out in search of that Normandy nectar Calvados, of course.
Dealing with the people’s booze monopoly is certainly no bed of roses.