Room for wine?

It’s Not About The Wine describes many of my wine tasting adventures around France, from Alsace in the North to Languedoc in the South; from the ubiquitous Pinot Noir to the accommodating Chardonnay ; and lots of surprises from Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc, Gamay, Aligote, Syrah ……; and with... Continue Reading →

It’s Not About The Wine

Wine has been a serious hobby for 50 years. We collect wine, incorporate vineyard visits into our travels, enjoy drinking it with friends, and have even written a book about our wine adventures called It's Not About The Wine published on Amazon with more details below. Our interest has led us to explore most of... Continue Reading →

The golden slopes of Burgundy

Vines were first planted in the Clos Des Langres vineyard in the 10th Century by monks from the Abbey of Cluny. Followers from my previous blog, Buddha Walks Into A Wine Bar, will know of my wine collecting and being a bit of a Burgundy geek! Only three grapes are permitted within the geographic confines... Continue Reading →

Buddha in a glass of wine

Each week I award myself a glass of wine if I have successfully stuck to my plan of "changing shape" this year, and yesterday I sat in a comfortable armchair with a wine glass on a nearby table. It was empty, no wine was in it, but nearby was a bottle that contained some wine,... Continue Reading →

Wining about climate change

No, that’s not a typo, its a pun! The UK has committed to becoming Carbon Neutral by 2040, that’s only 18 years to go before we should mostly be driving electric cars, have all our energy sourced from renewables, no plastic or steel in the home, central heating using heat pumps only, etc etc etc.... Continue Reading →

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