Vigneronne, vigneronnage (2ème partie) : à Faugères, chez Catherine

Longue, trop longue, cette suite de l’épisode précédent (jeudi 5 de ce même mois) sur le désormais fameux vigneronnage : je me hâte par une chaude fin de journée de juillet vers les contreforts cévenols afin de retrouver une vigneronne amie et tout son petit monde. Coup d'oeil sur Béziers avant le haut-pays. ©MichelSmith Il …

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A few recently enjoyed bottles + DWWA 21

Grand Vin de Saumur: 1999 Les Cormiers Château de Villeneuve Although 1999 was a heralded Loire vintage this has long been one of my favourite vintages of Jean-Pierre Chavallier's Les Cormiers – single vineyard Saumur Blanc. Drubk with very considerable pleasure over this last weekend the 1999 is still in fine shape – evolved, honeyed …

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Lockdown 12 months on…

  Today marks the first anniversary of the UK going into lockdown. France had gone into lockdown (confinement) the week before at midday on 17th March 2020. By then both Spain and Italy were in lockdown. Little did we think then that much of Europe would, after a brief respite during last summer, be back …

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Bits & Pieces….

Click on the picture to open the music file In Newtonmore this week grace of the 'Beast from the East' we are promised temperatures of down to minus 10˚C, which may deter me* from getting out on my e-bike until the temperatures moderate a little. Voilà an introductory sentence, which has absolutely nothing to do …

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2021 – a partial welcome but more of the same for how long…?

Above and below New Year's celebrations @Newtonmore Main Street full of people and impressive firework display on golf course at midnight. As you will have guessed the above New Year's celebrations in Newtonmore were not those seeing in 2021 but from the 31st December 2017 to 1st January 2018. The arrival of 2021 was quite …

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