Brexit, the new Class War!

Brexit is now a class war and the politicians and Remoaniacs just don’t get it! It’s not a class war along the old traditional lines, workers vs owners or even rich vs poor, it’s a new kind of class war based on Elites vs Plebs, or those who hate Britain vs those who love it. … Continue reading Brexit, the new Class War!


The Treasure of Vix

We had a very pleasant surprise on reading about The “Treasure of Vix” a few days before our recent foray into France again and discovering it was on our route into Burgundy. The Treasure is a collection of artefacts housed in the Vix Museum at Chatillon-Sur-Seine, and being situated between the end of Champagne and … Continue reading The Treasure of Vix

Chateau du Clos de Vougeot …. it’s not about the wine!

We hope you'll enjoy this short video as an introduction to the history of the world famous vineyard and chateau at the Clos de Vougeot, Bourgogne, France. "Jamais en Vain, Toujours en Vin" : bande annonce from Château du Clos de Vougeot on Vimeo. The most famous vineyard in the world, Clos de Vougeot, also … Continue reading Chateau du Clos de Vougeot …. it’s not about the wine!

Picture behind the story #30 In vino veritas et amicitia

Dinner on our first night in Chablis was spent at our favourite restaurant, Bistrot des Grands Crus, just a few metres away from our hotel. We had last been here a couple of months ago as we sought out the first wine on my Wines 101 Bucket List, a Dauvissat Grand Cru, Les Clos and … Continue reading Picture behind the story #30 In vino veritas et amicitia

Picture behind the story #29 Climate change or new hybrid Osteospurmums?

Here we are in November, a few ground frosts already and ..... we still have beautiful Osteospurmums flowering. Global warming, climate change or is this a new hybrid winter-growing frost resistant variety?