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PEGAIROLLES

PEGAIROLLES

This village is 2-3 miles north of Soubès where we are staying. We drank the 2017 red last night, a step up from the 2020 with mellow but fruity...

Wine Review: Hebron’s Bubbly

Hebron Vineyard 2018 Sparkling Hebron Vineyard "Silver Lining" 2018 First Release. This white wine is made from Solaris grapes. 13% abv. Made by...

Wine Review: Cuvée Secrète Organic

Grapes: Merlot / Cabernet Organic red from Jean Claude Mas. Pays d'Oc IGP. 14% abv. 2020.  Subtle organic red from Jean Paul Mas. Nice flavours...

Bonfire Night Bottles

Bonfire Night Bottles

Lewes Bonfire usually goes with a bang, and Bonfire 2021 was no exception. We celebrated with a Shiraz from the Margaret River region in western...

Chenin Blanc from India

I wasn't sure what to expect of this wine, but it turned out to be surprisingly good. Behind my hotel in Delhi was a dusty old shop surrounded by...

Moulin-a-Vent on the N7

After my brief visit to Beaune, I drove on to deliver the hire car that had replaced my broken down Skoda, which was still en panne in a garage...

A Glimpse of the Cote Chalonnais

Côte Chalonnaise Our brief visit to the Côte Chalonnais provided a tantalising glimpse of the wine wonders of the region, rather than the full...

First steps in the Maconnais

Exploring The Mâconnais From our base in Mâcon, I drove out to several of the southern Mâconnais villages: first to Vinzelles, then on to Fuissé,...

Arriving in Macon

  I had expected my first trip to Burgundy to be a leisurely meander along the Saone, sampling French cuisine and the liquid treasures of the...

Austria Profile

Austria Profile

No longer just Gruner Veltliner. Austria has a growing reputation for organic and natural wines, and is making some exciting new reds

Hungary Profile

Hungary Profile

Hungary is legendary for its Aszu and Eszencia wines, but its reputation for dry wines is growing

South African Wines

South African Wines

South Africa has a growing reputation for Sauvignon Blanc and premium red wines

Beaujolais Delivers

Beaujolais Delivers

Exploring the villages of Beaujolais in January was a challenge but I struck lucky at the Caveau Chateau de Fleurie

Beaune and the Musee de Vins

Beaune and the Musee de Vins

My visit to the Musee de Vin at Beaune was a vivid reminder of how important wine has been in the history of the Bourgogne region.

Macon Degustation

Wine Tasting in Macon My favourite place to taste wine around Mâcon was Les Vins d’Anges. This is located close to the centre and has a Oenoteca...

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