1. Rhône Reconnaissance – Day 2
    Posted On: October 20th, 2011

    Rhône Reconnaissance – Day 2

    Another pre-dawn awakening as we shuttled up a fog-bound Autoroute de Soleil to make our first appointment in Côte Rôtie at 10.00am. We found gregarious patron Joel Champet talking up the merits of the 2010 vintage as well as the prospects of ‘Les Bleues’ in this weekend’s Rugby World Cup Final: "they have nothing to […]
  2. Yapp Brothers Wine Merchants, Bin End Sale, Saturday 26th March 2011  Mere, Wiltshire.
    Posted On: March 31st, 2011

    Yapp Brothers Wine Merchants, Bin End Sale, Saturday 26th March 2011 Mere, Wiltshire.

    (This blog is re-published from the website of our friends Claud The Butler) There is a little corner of Wiltshire that will be forever France... Claud is beside himself with excitement at the prospect of a whole day spent in the Yapp Brother’s yard in Mere alongside his buddy, the Yapp blue Citroen H delivery […]
  3. Rhône Reconnaissance (Day 4)
    Posted On: November 9th, 2010

    Rhône Reconnaissance (Day 4)

    It’s our final day in the Rhône valley and we are beginning to flag a little as we wend our way out of Orange once again at 8.30am. We’ve long since given up trying to convince friends and family that tasting wine is an arduous task, but you can have too much of a good thing. We […]
  4. Cracking Condrieu
    Posted On: July 30th, 2009

    Cracking Condrieu

    Back in March we finally fulfilled a long-held ambition, to order a portion of Quenelle de Brochet au Salpicon de Homard, at Condrieu’s legendary Beau Rivage restaurant, right beside the Rhône in the middle of the town. This is not a venture for the faint-hearted (at 38 euros as a starter) especially if it is […]
  5. Rhône Ramble with Jonathan Ray - Day 2
    Posted On: May 22nd, 2009

    Rhône Ramble with Jonathan Ray - Day 2

    On Day 2 of our Rhône trip, we schlepped north to Côte-Rôtie for a protracted barrel tasting with our old chum Patrick Jasmin. Harvesting here was a tough job in 2008 and Patrick had to pick his grapes in 3 different stages to obtain optimum ripeness. An early sampling of Patrick’s 2008 revealed a lightish, […]

5 Item(s)