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Weekend Wineart: The cellars of Burgundy


Our annual holiday in Burgundy was spent operating as a tour guide to our daughter and husband for one week, and to some close friends from Cumbria for the second week, not complaining …… because it made us interested in a few things we had previously  forgotten about or even never been interested in! One … Continue reading

In praise of French wine cooperatives.


Browsing through the Decanter World Wine Awards in the monthly digital magazine yesterday I was struck by how many wine cooperatives were represented especially in France, and specifically in Burgundy, a region we know well and visit annually. In fact wines from three of our favourite cooperatives won awards for their wines; La Chablisienne, Nuiton Beaunoy … Continue reading

Wine lovers masterclass from a neuroscientist!


Neuroenology, by Professor Gordon Shepherd, Yale School of Medicine The professional wine fraternity seem to have completely glossed over some key findings about wine tasting by Gordon Shepherd, professor of neuroscience at Yale School of Medicine in his recent book Neuroenology. In fact they have been almost frivolous in their reporting with “headlines” about “how … Continue reading

Heavy lifting of Italian Wines from The Wine Society


Italian wines from The Wine Society unpacked and sorted by our house staff!  

5 Brilliant blogs to improve your wine tasting habits


5 Brilliant Blogs To Improve Your Wine Tasting Habits Read the best articles from this weeks wine blogosphere right here, right now, without having to search or browse around! Our best picks include posts on Food & Wine Pairing, Tips For Building a Wine Cellar, The Best Way to Wash & Dry Wine Glasses, Our … Continue reading

Forget Paris; visit Occitanie for the real France!


Occitanie-The Region If there is any image that represents the old French Region of Languedoc it’s the fortifications of Carcassonne, dating back to Roman times but later developed in the 13th and 14th Centuries. And now ……. it stands in the centre of the new Region of Occitanie. Never heard of Occitanie? That’s forgivable, because … Continue reading

A meal without wine?


Horizontal wine tastings!


What’s your favourite wine quote or meme?

Thomas Jefferson in Burgundy


Originally posted on L'OCCASION:
There is a phrase in the French language?-?déformation professionnnelle?-?which describes one’s tendency to perceive every situation through the biased eyes of one’s profession. But consider the constant shape-shifting of reality for a man with armloads of professions: inventor, farmer, author, diplomat, ambassador, drafter, architect, teacher, United States President, archaeologist and…

Drink or Hold: Burgundy, Where Parker Got it Wrong


Originally posted on L'OCCASION:
Today we feature a guest post from Gerald (Jerry Clark). Jerry has written for L’occasion in the past, recently with his thoughts on wine as an investment. This month he shares perspective on Burgundy wines, a great fit for our readers between a two-part series on Burgundy.  Jerry has a…

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