Thanks to my ace photographer client Lars Jorgensen here is the whites counterpart to my last post. By the way the mystery unlabelled bottle amongst the reds is an as yet un-marketed Chateauneuf du Pape…an old vine 100% Grenache special cuvee, 2005 vintage…from Domaine Solitude. Delicious drinking now…a challenger for the top slot against the [...]
With guests Lars, Christina, Chris and Theresa we drank royally last week…and that was just the reds. Photo much classier than my usual thanks to Lars.
This is a piece I recently wrote for the Brighton community newspaper the Whistler : Driving around the vineyards of the Rhone valley we see the “bio” (aka organic) sign everywhere..organic viticulture is very popular here facilitated by the hot dry climate and the mistral winds. But there are some vignerons who are prepared to go [...]
A great day out last week with a lovely group of Americans ( from Chicago, San Francisco, Wasington DC ) , all devotees of Chateauneuf du Pape. First port of call: Chateau Beaucastel, where Thomas Perrin grandson of the great Jaques Perrin..and a man with one of the most impressive spitting techniques I’ve ever seen.. [...]