Monthly Archives: June 2017

Summer Fruit…Cold Comfort

The last two weeks have unremittingly hot…although a colder and wet patch has arrived to refresh the parched lawn and, no doubt, vines. Rioja excepted, Vina Tondonia 2004 Reserva oblige, I seem to be overwhelmed by a current, or is … Continue reading

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For the love…

Of a well stocked cellar. The weekend has been long, and well lubricated. Elodie’s 25th birthday went off with a bang some barbecued duck breast with mange tout and some very fine new potatoes. The star of that night, apart … Continue reading

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2003 Potensac: The tide’s going out.

Last night a perfectly preserved bottle of Delon’s (Leoville Las Cases et al) 2003 Chateau Potensac. Ce n’est pas un grand vin bien sûr, but a reliable Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel from the Haut Médoc. I hadn’t had a bottle for … Continue reading

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Another fine mess…

Well, who would have believed it? Theresa May’s big opportunity turned into a right big mess, and you can’t even opine that to make a good omelette you have to break a few eggs. This is scrambled eggs without a … Continue reading

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Pauvre Mec*

* Asshole. With apologies to all my American friends; and everyone else.

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