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Dinner last night with very generous friends provided a real fine wine and food experience, the relaxed and happy atmos of the occasion serving to underline the very purpose of communal breaking of bread and pulling of cork i.e. bringing people together, loosening their tongues, giving them a sense …
Posted in by Caspar Bowes
11 December 2007
Above: a cold morning in Wiltshire, but the dawning of a very pretty day. The small structure in the centre foreground is a "privy". I suggest that this is a morning to be glad of indoor, modern sanitation. Interestingly, there's still a loo-roll holder screwed to the inside wallI used to buy wine a…
Seen in the newspaper recently: a story that the managing director of the champagne house Roederer and his vineyard director have been quartering the Kent countryside examining vineyards in the belief that the changing climate may force their company to consider the desperate step of joining the ros…
Left: Meursault appears though the mistWith a train booked for 18h50 from Calais, I had decided that it would be quite possible to squeeze in a pair of tastings on the last morning of our stay and what tastings they were: Bonneau de Martray and the Domaine Guy Amiot in Chassagne, the former one of t…
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…
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