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Pulsatilla vulgaris Alba like a plate of eggs levitating above the lawnWe are, this evening, drinking a bottle of the Roussette de Savoie that was recently despatched as one half of the April Daily Drinker mailing and, boy, it's a goodie. I appear to have opened it at exactly the right level of chil…
The sort of weather we had all week in ObergurglTwo days after returning from Bordeaux we headed out, en famille, to Austria and the slopes of that country's highest skiing resort, Obergurgl.Not being the scion of a skiing-obsessed family, I must confess to being an utter neophyte at this strangest …
A panning shot on the drive of La Mission Haut Brion, taken on Thursday morning.Back home at last and pondering a week of interesting tasting and an assessment of a vintage the qualities of which are far from clear cut.My last morning, I rose and breakfasted quickly and set off for St Emilion, there…
My tasting at Evangile this morningWeather apart (rolling and heavy showers have been waterlogging the soils of St Emilion and Pomerol for most of the day) today has proved a rather easier tasting session.I left early for my first appointment at Vieux Chateau Certan fearing the morning traffic, so a…
An especially gnarly old vine at Chateau Smith-Haut-LafitteMy working day started and ended in traffic. I drove south on the rocade - Bordeaux's ring road - towards the suburb of Pessac, leaving the hotel a little after 8am for my tasting at La Mission Haut Brion. Straight into the teeth of the rush…
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