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.
We get to know and love Champagne Forget-Brimont Rosé Brut 1er Cru.
It was indeed the best of times when we found ourselves in the two principal cities of Champagne: Épernay and Reims.
We were told about the vinous delights to be found at Domaine La Croix Chaptal in the heart of France’s Languedoc wine region, but nobody prepared us for the charms of Montpellier.
Adding Domaine Roger Sabon, the iconic Châteauneuf-du-Pape winery, to our growing stable of suppliers was a lucky strike. Getting to know Jean-Jacques Sabon was the real bonanza! writes our wine correspondent, Jim […]
Listing our first wine at Vintages was not without some difficulty, but the 2004 Notturno Barbera d’Asti Superiore from Piedmont, Italy, was worth the wait.