Posted by Al Campbell | September 29, 2018 | Wine and food
In France they eat with their eyes!

There’s a saying in France that ‘on mange avec les yeux’ – literally ‘they eat with their eyes’. Nothing is more important in France than food (ok – perhaps wine...

Posted by Al Campbell | August 27, 2018 | Wine and food
Does this man have the best job in the world?

Meet Dennis – our Burgundian wine guru extraordinaire… There is an old saying ‘the harder I work the luckier I get’. We think our buddy Dennis is lucky enough to...

Posted by Al Campbell | August 2, 2018 | In the media
European Burgundy holiday. Life in the slow lane

Taking each day as it comes on a barge on the Yonne river in southern Burgundy is one of the most relaxing ways to spend a summer European holiday, writes...

Posted by Al Campbell | July 29, 2018 | Wine and food
Disaster strikes Champagne – 8 million bottles lost.

Whilst we were looking at things close to home in Burgundy’s vineyards, just across the border  disaster strikes Champagne, vicious hailstorms decimating the vineyards. The fact was made all the more...

Posted by Al Campbell | June 19, 2018 | Wine and food
We’ve finally put away the candles

There's no real French equivalent to the old saw 'Ne'er cast a clout 'til May is out'. Yet keeping your overcoat handy until at least June 1st was long Grand...

Posted by Al Campbell | May 13, 2018 | Wine and food
If you go down to the woods today…

If you go down to the woods today, you're sure of a pungent surprise. Actually we rather like the smell of that because it's all about garlic, something the French...

Posted by Al Campbell | April 30, 2018 | Uncategorized
May the Lily be with you!

This week in Burgundy we’ll be holding the Fête du Muguet – the Festival of the Lily of the Valley. We hold it on May 1st, which is Labour Day...

Posted by Al Campbell | April 25, 2018 | Uncategorized
Chenonceau – a fabled castle created by fabulous women

We’ve talked before about the Chateau of Chenonceau. Having just visited again this year, and seen it in its full Spring glory, we’ve refreshed our minds on the awe-inspiring list of owners...

Posted by Al Campbell | March 29, 2018 | Uncategorized
So, what wine should you drink with chocolate?

Last week, when we wrote all about chocolate and ‘Chocolat’,  people posed us the question ‘so what wine can you pair with chocolate?’ For us there is only one possible...

Posted by Al Campbell | March 20, 2018 | Uncategorized
WELCOME TO DOUBLE CHOCOHOLIC HEAVEN

Some things are a matter of life and death, but chocolate is even more important than that. In France chocolate is an all-consuming passion and the ‘maitre chocolatier’ – the...