Report from the lunatic asylum (now a 5-star establishment…)

Perhaps I should apologise if my posts are starting to include elements of politics but if your country (UK - if you hadn't already guessed) has decided to commit collective suicide it is almost impossible to ignore the current lunacy. There is now apparently a serious possibility of a No Deal Brexit with the UK …

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A few dispatches from a bizarre little island off the north coast of France

You may have thought that the government of this bizarre island were convinced that they should get out of the EU. However, in July they will host a conference that seeks to persuade countries from the Western Balkans to join the EU. See below – you couldn't make it up! Here are some of the …

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A dispatch from the lunatic asylum…..

But for a slip on black ice on 2nd January I would be at the Salon des Vins de Loire in Angers. Unfortunately when I fell my left leg went underneath me and ruptured my quads from my knee cap. This necessitated having on operation on 4th January to reattach the tendons. (See ambulance and …

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#winelover in the madness of Brexit (lack of progress report)

UKIP and Farage + papers like Daily Mail played and continue to play race card My apologies for rather straying from the subject of wine but as we head towards the six month anniversary of the madness of the UK's lunatic referendum result, I think a progress report from this little island off the coast …

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What is more depressing – 2016 Loire or Brexit?

"You idiots!" Berlin taxi driver brilliantly sums up the UK's stupidity 2016: Mildew has been virulent in the Loire attacking not just leaves but grapes, too At first sight I am finding it difficult to decide which is more depressing – the 2016 Loire vintage or Brexit. Both have very considerable capacity to induce gloom …

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La Loire beckons and other musings..

Picking in Sancerre September 2009 By the time this post appears on the portal of Les 5 du Vin, I will have left London behind and will be installed in the far east of Indre-et-Loire – able to watch the folly and confusion of Brexit from a distance. To date we have established that Brexit …

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