Winery dog, Domaine de la Paleine, Le Puy-Notre-Dame

Domaine de la Paleine, Le Puy-Notre...

This is a post in the Spotlight on: the Loire Valley series The village of Le Puy-Notre-Dame is known for its subterranean caves, used at one time ...

Thierry Germain, Domaine des Roches Neuves, Saumur-Champigny

Domaine des Roches Neuves, Saumur-C...

This is a post in the Spotlight on: the Loire Valley series Thierry Germain has big ideas; and he's not afraid to share them. Owner and wine...

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 ...

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

Winery dog, Domaine de la Paleine, Le Puy-Notre-Dame

Domaine de la Paleine, Le Puy-Notre-Dame

This is a post in the Spotlight on: the Loire Valley series The village of Le Puy-Notre-Dame is k...

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...