Vineyards, Domaine Bourillon Dorléans, Vouvray

Domaine Bourillon Dorléans, Rocheco...

This is a post in the Spotlight on: the Loire Valley series Frédéric Bourillon is the third generation of winemakers at Domaine Bourillon Dorléans,...

Château Moncontour, Vouvray

Château Moncontour, Vouvray

This is a post in the Spotlight on: the Loire Valley series Château Moncontour is, along with four other estates and a négociant business, part of ...

Vineyard, Château Thénac, Bergerac

Vinisource – bulk wine production i...

This is a post in the Spotlight on: Bergerac series Almost every wine region in the world has room to make grapes for mass market wines and Bergera...

Château Thénac, Bergerac

Château Thénac, Thénac

This is a post in the Spotlight on: Bergerac series Château Thénac could be said to be its own town. Or at least that's what it feels like when you f...

Musings

Purple grapes

What terroir? Finding authenticity in wine

Terroir. It's that French word that's regularly brandished left and right by wine folk when they want to talk about a wine's sense of...

Travel

Vineyards, Domaine Bourillon Dorléans, Vouvray

Domaine Bourillon Dorléans, Rochecorbon

This is a post in the Spotlight on: the Loire Valley series Frédéric Bourillon is the third gener...

Food matching

Luiz Hara, London Foodie Japanese Supperclub with Bordeaux Wine

Japanese food, French wines: an evening with Luiz Hara and Bordeaux wines

  French wine and Japanese food, why wouldn’t you? After all, there are some surprising similarities between French and Japanese food. S...

Other Drinks

louge_wellesley

Louis XIII and cigars

As far as cognac goes, Louis XIII de Rémy Martin is pretty iconic. I'm not just saying that because they retail to the tune of £2,000...