Monthly Archives: August 2015

St. Tropez: “Forgive me love, if I don’t understand…”

Or so sang Willie Nelson… I’ll be honest, I mostly, almost entirely, use Facebook to publish my blog. I have even recently noted that I find the whole Facebook thang basically insidious. All that digging around in my in-box for … Continue reading

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Sainte Chapelle – genuflecting at the altar of greatness.

Sort of. Valérie and Lolo, long unseen friends, arrived at long last from their holidays in the Dordogne and the Massif Central. Valérie works for Laurent Perrier and is half owner and patronne of Reims’s highly recommended Le Bocal fish … Continue reading

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On technicality

As my last day in Tuscany proceeds with the distant rumble of thunder I finish reading an article on the ageing potential of Bolgheri wines, the recent appellation in the southern Tuscan region of Maremma and Grossetto. Of course, Sassicaia … Continue reading

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Broken stumps, perfect landscapes

I come to the end of a near perfect week of sun and landscape in the hills above Greve in Chianti. Although the temperatures have been in the forties, a breeze has kept us cool, and as the children swim … Continue reading

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Teutonic Humour (-less) or through a glass, darkly

Originally posted on Legless in Burgundy:
Above and beyond some very basic principles, a glassis a glass, is a glass, is glass First of all you should probably read this. You can even read my gratuitous tilt at DB major…

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Teutonic Humour (-less) or through a glass, darkly

First of all you should probably read this. You can even read my gratuitous tilt at DB major in the comments. And then you should read this. I too have some Riedel glasses, and I’ll be honest I like them … Continue reading

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