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 #7 A Grape Decision
Have you ever stopped to think why Sancerre is only planted with Sauvignon Blanc, or Chablis with Chardonnay, and Pommard and Volnay with only Pinot Noir? And outside France we have Nebbiolo in Piedmont, and Albariño in Rias Baixas. There… Read More ›
WineArt: #5 Fast wine for fast food!
Anyone looking for recommendations for a wine to go with your Big Mac or a MacMuffin will be disappointed! I’m talking about fast food in Spain, the glorious tapas that MAY have been invented by King Alfonso X of Castille,… Read More ›
WineArt: #4 The Landscape of Wine
Drive south on the A31 or D974 beyond Dijon, France, and the landscape will take you back to another time, a time when this land was ruled by the Ducs de Bourgogne, and when Burgundy was a separate state, not… 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 ›
WineArt #2 The Art of Friendship
“In Vino veritas et amicitia” ….. In wine there is truth and friendship ……. is a slightly longer version of that well known quote originating from Zenobio the philosopher from Ancient Greece, and then used slightly differently by Pliny The… Read More ›
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