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Above: vines in Volnay. Wherever we go, we see fruit still hanging on the vines. These are the product of a second flowering, or were simply deemed not worthy of picking. In any event, it's a field day for the birds and I have scarcely ever seen such clouds of starlings swirling above my head throug…
Posted in by Caspar Bowes
28 November 2007
Above: Simple Simon now offers delivery serviceWe head ever southward.This morning saw our first real foray into the wines of the Côte de Beaune with a tasting at the Domaine Follin-Arbelet. Frank Follin's a relaxed sort of guy and I like his wines. Why? Well, they're not necessarily easy or i…
Picture above: Whither Beaune; whither Pernand? A confusing pair of signs near a church in Aloxe.I didn't want to wake up this morning, a wakeful hour between 6 and 7am resulting in a lethargic reaction to my alarm call.But what a day! The sun has shone bright through blue skies from dawn till dusk,…
Posted in by Caspar Bowes
26 November 2007
The end of the first day of another buying trip to the Côte d'Or and what a day; like many spent trooping around the cellars of Burgundy, one comes to the end of one's daily itinerary and one feels a) cream crackered, b) enlightened and c) well fed.No less than six producers seen today, all i…
Posted in by Caspar Bowes
21 November 2007
You know how you sometimes eat in a restaurant and wonder whether the staff are putting on an accent thoroughly alien to that with which they grew up? Jean-Christophe sounds a bit like that. He speaks English with such a heavy French burr that it is easy to suspect that he might in fact be from Purl…
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