vineyards by the Loire

Spotlight on: the Loire Valley

The Loire Valley presents as a very interesting wine region because it is at once a fairly large wine region and lots of smaller, separate sub-reg...

View to Bodensee, Baden-Württemberg

Spotlight on: Baden and Württemberg...

The winelands of Baden and Württemberg reminds me a little of the Languedoc-Roussillon.   Like the Languedoc-Roussillon, Baden and Würt...

Château Moulin Caresse, Bergerac

Château Moulin Caresse, St Antoine ...

This is a post in the Spotlight on: Bergerac series The owners of Château Moulin Caresse has been investing a lot of money into the estate recently...

Pascal Cuisset, Château des Eyssards, Bergerac

Château des Eyssards, Monestier

This is a post in the Spotlight on: Bergerac series Pascal Cuisset of Château des Eyssards is said to be one of the biggest personalities in Berger...

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...

Tasting notes

Château Moulin Caresse, Bergerac

Château Moulin Caresse, St Antoine de Breuilh

This is a post in the Spotlight on: Bergerac series The owners of Château Moulin Caresse has been...

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...