Tribuary, Douro Valley, Portugal

Spotlight on: Oporto and the Douro ...

Now that we are in December, I think it's safe to say that we are in the thick of winter, which of course makes it the perfect time to talk about port...

Vineyards, Domaine Ogereau, Saint-Lambert-du-Lattay

Domaine Ogereau, Saint-Lambert-du-L...

This is a post in the Spotlight on: the Loire Valley series Domaine Ogereau's production is absolutely tiny. At just 20 hectares, 10 of which ar...

Vineyards by the river, Eric Morgat, Anjou

Eric Morgat, Clos Ferrard, Savenniè...

This is a post in the Spotlight on: the Loire Valley series Eric Morgat is an interesting winemaker to meet, not least because his name is his wine...

Vineyards, Domaine des Forges, Saint Aubin de Luigné

Domaine des Forges, Saint Aubin de ...

This is a post in the Spotlight on: the Loire Valley series The family owned Domaine des Forges began when Pierre Robineau purchased two hectares o...

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

Tribuary, Douro Valley, Portugal

Spotlight on: Oporto and the Douro Valley

Now that we are in December, I think it's safe to say that we are in the thick of winter, which of c...

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...