Racking tanks, Riberach, Belesta

Riberach, Belesta

This is a post in the Spotlight on: Languedoc-Roussillon series The entire idea of Riberach is loveable; a once gargantuan winery in the heart of R...

Paul Mas, Montagnac

Domaines Paul Mas, Montagnac

This is a post in the Spotlight on: Languedoc-Roussillon series There was a time when, as a thank you, a wine friend gifted me a trio of wines. One...

Domaine Haut Gléon, Durban

Domaine Haut Gléon, Durban

This is a post in the Spotlight on: Languedoc-Roussillon series Domaine Haut Gléon showed all the promising signs of a good winery. It's locat...

Domaine Gayda, Brugairolles

Domaine Gayda, Brugairolles

This is a post in the Spotlight on: Languedoc-Roussillon series Domaine Gayda is very well known in the UK. At least I've tried various vintages on...

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...

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 similari...

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...