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Posted in by Caspar Bowes
27 November 2012
It's sunny, so it must have been the Monday of my trip to Burgundy (all other days wreathed in fog). Sitting at the table of a pavement café enjoying a punchy coffee and admiring the Beaune sunshineI've been back from Burgundy for a few days now and thoughts about the vintage - indeed wine in…
Posted in by Caspar Bowes
20 November 2012
Cold-wise, there's been a distinct improvement. Discomfort has been minimised...although I suspect that my vocal chords in their current state would be better at communicating with rutting cane toads, rather than French wine makers.But spirits are flying higher than those of especially well victuall…
Posted in by Caspar Bowes
20 November 2012
The mist has persisted all day. We attempted the road "over the top" from Gamay (where we'd been visiting and tasting at the Domaine Marc Colin) to the hamlet of Blagny. The thought was that we may find ourselves above the fog at altitude. Ha! The photograph above was taken more-or-less at the highe…
I set off from Wiltshire early yesterday morning. Driving up the Test Valley along the A303, the mist filled the lowlands to my right, trees, houses, pylons sticking up through the vapours, the whole scene bathed in silvery white sunshine. We arrived at Beaune yesterday evening. I quickly applied a …
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