Lockdown bottles + the emerging glories of Brexit

View of the Cairngorms eastwards from above Newtonmore View towards Creag Dhubh Lockdown bottles With Covid spiralling out of control in the UK, especially in England but also rises in Scotland, it looks like we will be in the Highlands for some long time, so hoped for trips to Lisbon and the Loire are likely …

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Marathon des rosés (10): 7 Bordeaux Rosés

Notre ami et collègue Johan De Groef, qui déguste régulièrement avec nous, avait très envie de compléter nos épisodes rosés par quelques Bordeaux (rosés et clairets). Ce qui fut fait. En voici le résultat, d'abord en néerlandais et en français à la suite. Ook in Bordeaux zit de productie van rosés in de lift. Sinds …

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Some recently enjoyed bottles + Anges Vins 2019

Here is a selection of wines that I have recently enjoyed drinking:  The 2017 Salsa is a rosé made Bruno Curassier (Domaine de la Grange in Bléré) from Pineau d'Aunis. Attractively fresh, quite light and refreshingly easy to drink. I much prefer Bruno's 2017 Rosé to his 2018 which is richer reflecting the year but it …

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Aldi and other Highland adventures

A winter scene in the Highlands near Newtonmore We are spending almost the entirety of August up in the Scottish Highlands – no chance of a draining heatwave here, although, of course, drainage is important in this vicinity but in another sense... Often we bring up a selection of wines to drinking during our time …

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