Standing in the middle of a vineyard has rarely conjured the imagination as much as the day I stood amidst the vines deep in the heart of Clos de L’Echo, (Chinon, Loire, France) knowing that the great French humanist, Francois… Read More ›
Wine, Chateaux, History and Philosophy all in one place.
Chinon in the Val de Loire, France is the place we came closest to buying a house in France three years ago. Burgundy may be our favourite wine region, mostly being based on our love of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay… Read More ›
Wine & Philosophy “I Drink Therefore I Am”
What’s the connection between Francis Bacon, Roger Scruton, Dr B’s PhD, and a glass of Cabernet Franc in a wine bar called Cave Voltaire in Chinon, the home town of Rabelais? This is going to be one hell of a… Read More ›
Wines, vines and lines from Rabelais!
Stand on the exact spot in Chinon and you are within 10 metres in three different directions of touching Chateau Chinon, Clos de L’Echo, Domaine Charles Joguet at Caves de Silènes and the French writer Rabelais. What’s the connection? Well,… Read More ›
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