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.
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.