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€9 coffee, €40 brunch – then back to beaune for pizza…

St.Tropez

Wednesday was a rainy day, so we decided to hop on the train to Monaco – only €2.30 on the train – I decided that there must be some nice hotels or casinos where we could drink a coffee and pretend to be Mr and Mrs Bond – indeed there are – but the rain […]

monday-tuesday on the côte (d’azure!)

Nice...

Azure is the colour – of-course! Sunday bought plenty of rain – as will tomorrow – but yesterday and today we were out and about. Nice – what to say, I simply loved. Today we hopped into Italy – Ventimiglia – a super market and an old town not for those with a bad head […]

a little dark menton…

Menton

We would have had a little more light for arrival on the south-coast, yesterday, but the gillets-jaunes caused more than a few problems on French motorways!  

chästeilet, weekend wines (week 40 2018) and some happy producers…

chästeilet, weekend wines (week 40 2018) and some happy producers…

#2017burgundyreport week 1 After my first full week of 2017 visits – see the happy, smiling, faces of the producers above – I returned home for a little relaxation: First there was my 10km Saturday morning jog from Lauterbrunnen up to Mürren with 960 vertical metres of climbing! Whilst my finishing time was my best […]

weekend wine – week 33 2018

weekend wine – week 33 2018

I’ve mainly been catching up on some Mâcon samples for this week’s publication of the July report, but something rouge still managed to slip past our lips… 2014 Sophie & Guillaume Joncy, Côte de Brouilly La Trad’ Nature Red wax-topped. Plenty of colour. Hmm, a nose of depth, in a faintly lactic, ‘natural,’ style – […]

a few favourites…

a few favourites…

Just a few of my favourite places/things from the last few days…  

a pause…

a pause…

A lack of Burgundy content for the next days – except the June report which will be a couple of days late – probably landing on the 2nd August. But for now the intermission includes the following:  

a brienzersee saturday…

a brienzersee saturday…

the last few days…

A new one, so no comparison - opened 09 May

A weekend of Beaujolais samples, visits to the ‘fair’ in Bern and watching my irises (slowly) open! It’s good to compare the types of iris, because despite lots of ice and snow between February and April, and so feeling that the plants have a later start this year versus the last, I have one type […]

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