Monthly Archives: June 2016

Vote out and be damned.

This acerbic piece by Nick Cohen in The Observer starts with this from Rudyard Kipling, “I could not dig; I dared not rob: Therefore I lied to please the mob. Now all my lies are proved untrue And I must … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Albions

From this side of the channel, Perfidious Albion has rarely seemed more apt. From both sides of La Manche, Foolish Albion may stain its future. As the long and complicated post mortem starts, the Today programme noted the sombre mood, … Continue reading

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The thing about Burgundy…

… Is the weather. As my poor wife comments the morose passage of a Burgundian spring from cold, wet May into cold, wet June and almost into July is both depressing and endless, Unless apparently, you are a vine. It … Continue reading

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Jacques Puffeney: Putting a face to the wine

Once more into the breach, taking my trousseau, a racing pouls(ard) and grabbing the voile (veil). It will be come clear. It is an interesting phenonomen that Jura wines have long been more popular in the States than in France … Continue reading

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Trump: Folically challenged, amongst other issues

From the FT:- To the bright and the rich of Silicon Valley, Trump is a loser Set against fellow New York billionaires, he seems little more than a hustler, writes Michael Moritz Donald Trump uses a large and entirely unverified … Continue reading

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Jean Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and the existential Curiosity that is Bordeaux 2015

What this is really about is the nature of Bordeaux en primeur and the existential questions the 2015 campaign poses. JPS and SdB are incidental to this (I get to post a nice photo). Are the Bordelais moutons (sic) or … Continue reading

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Jancis: Sempre il voce del ragione

The argument is a bit like saying Turner was better than Constable or Mozart was better than Bach. The real answer is none were better; they were different, and although you can express personal preference, they were all undeniably great. … Continue reading

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San Giusto: drowning sorrows

San Giusto was drowned off the coast of Trieste in the third century where despite the weights tied to his body, he miraculously made landfall to be given a Christian burial and the later honour of a chapel and then … Continue reading

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Inspiration

Inspiration, with legs. Slightly worried about the tyre question though.

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