Monthly Archives: August 2013

Perfide Albion

As you may or may not know, my own wine negoçiant firm is called Albion; it’s a little clin d’oeil to coals, Newcastle and the historic Gaulois view of the British as perfidious. What could be more strange than an … Continue reading

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Vinous, not heinous – or the importance of being earnest

Well, to be quite honest, the title of Antonio Galloni’s new site, Vinous (explore all things wine) is quite beyond me. What does vinous mean? Vinuous I could get my head round, but perhaps it’s a compound adjective of vin … Continue reading

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Fuligni per Fellini? Wine and film.

So, Bibendum, the London based n’er can do no wrong wine merchants (they really are, always have been and always probably will be very good) have teamed up with Liverpool’s Ph (Picture house) cinema to devise a series of recommendations … Continue reading

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Et maintenant, quelquechose de complètement différent…

Un travail en oeuvre, mais petit à petit, les entrées du blog en français. Appuyer sur VF – Pour encourager les autres. Et pour l’instant, chaque nouveau poste y figura précèdée par son titre en polices gras…jusqu’à quand je comprends … Continue reading

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The Windmills of your mind…

Not I Don Quixote, I am but a donkey to others’ Noble Knight and Sancho Panza. So I am not alone jousting at madness, or in  my madness, which ever point of view you take.

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Painting by numbers

So which do you prefer? The hard, bold clinical lines of numbers, or the depth, nuance and colour of the painted text? Ok, it’s all slightly unfair, but I think well illustrated. I hate points. I simply do not understand … Continue reading

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