By now the scramble to write objectives, goals and new year resolutions should have died down. So how about some guidance for wine lovers who are looking for ways to maybe drink less, but also broaden their wine horizons this… Read More ›
WineArt #9 The Art of The Novel
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 ›
WineArt: #6 An Aesthetic Experience
What is an aesthetic experience, how do you define it, how would you recognise it? To be honest …. I haven’t a clue! Immanuel Kant was one of the first philosophers to have addressed these kinds of questions, and he… Read More ›
WineArt: #3 The Flower of Burgundy
Pommard, the wine and the village, both steeped in history and tradition many centuries into the past during which it has been considered the typical red Burgundy. The vines and lands surrounding this sleepy village formerly belonged to the Dukes… Read More ›
Culture & Wine #6 Is Food and Wine Pairing all Bullshit?
There can be no doubt that food is a significant part of culture with whole societies having a cuisine relative to their culture. Also there are regional cuisines that reflect subcultures within an overall society. Think about some of the… Read More ›
Wine Behind The Photo #5 Santenay
Santenay was the final village we visited as part of our two weeks holiday in Burgundy, 2017, and the reason I am writing about it now is because I have just opened a bottle of what we bought that day…. Read More ›
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