I headed for the Gard region to learn more about French organic wines; during my stay I was hosted by Domaine de Gressac. The owners, who are Swiss, and who previously worked in Geneva, were keen to introduce me to their natural wines but also to their five gîtes spread around the large property, beautiful purebred […]
When I travel, I drink wine. In fact, I usually organize my travels around learning about it because wine isn't a beverage, it's a culture.
Organic wine, the new mistress of the French heartland – beautifully seductive and the hottest girl in town or country. Everybody wants to have her, and to listen to the marketing spiels, everybody’s got her. Whew, what a dame! But French mistresses have a reputation for artifice. I’ve been keen to see for myself to […]
I’m now back at work, more slowly than expected after getting a new knee (I underestimated the fatigue factor). The convalescence time reminded me how much we can enjoy life even when our horizons shrink considerably. I’m excited about finally having time to share recent wine trips and discoveries with you as I catch up. On the list – Galician treasures, […]
I’ll be heading off to Winterthur in early December for an event that features a dinner open to the public, so if you’re as keen as I am to learn more about Galician food and wine from Spain, this is the time to register for what promises to be an extraordinary evening. And if you don’t yet […]
We’re all going to the organic ball Imagine giving a party where you invite everyone you know and tell them to bring their friends. “Be prepared to strip down to the bare essentials, or less.” A lot of them find a good excuse to stay away, right? But those who show up can’t stop crowing […]