• Day 95 – somewhere on the roof of the world

    Day 95 – somewhere on the roof of the world

    Ch. de Rouanne Vinsobres 2019

    I admit I’m a bit Rhône-centric and have been on a bit of a run for the last few days.

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  • Day 93 – Lintley

    Day 93 – Lintley

    Brunier Piedlong Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2015

    Piedlong is another of the Brunier wines. This is a Châteauneuf, but an unusually simple one consisting of just two grape varieties – 90% Grenache and 10% Mourvèdre.

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  • Day 91 – Hadrian’s Wall

    Day 91 – Hadrian’s Wall

    Dom. de Gramenon Valreas Elementaire 2016

    I was given two bottles of Gramenon Elémentaire, a 2016 and a 2018, by a wine merchant as a gift a few years ago.

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  • Day 89 – Ladyhill

    Day 89 – Ladyhill

    Du Peloux Condrieu Princes de France 2019

    Recently Aldi UK decided to flog off some of its higher-priced wines at half-price, bringing them down to ten quid.

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  • Day 88 – Shitlington Hall

    Day 88 – Shitlington Hall

    Jacky Blot Montlouis Brut Tradition

    In the entry for Jacky Blot’s Clos de Mosny I said that I must have already mentioned his Bourgeuils and Triple Zero sparkling.

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  • Day 86 – still a long way from anywhere

    Day 86 – still a long way from anywhere

    Penfolds Bin 2 2016

    More shopping in France. The nice folks at Carrefour Market emailed me a voucher for 8€ off any spend, which I spent today on olive oil and salt-crystal butter.

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  • Day 84 – a long way from anywhere, again

    Day 84 – a long way from anywhere, again

    La Bastide Saint Dominique Cotes-du-Rhone 2018

    After my trip to Belgium (see previous post) I visited St Omer, and the town’s branch of Monsieur Vin (a small chain of merchants.)

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  • Day 82 – a long way from anywhere

    Day 82 – a long way from anywhere

    Ch. les Cruzelles 2015

    A few months ago I was made aware of Ch. les Cruzelles by a merchant who was offering the 2019 in bond.

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  • Day 81 – On the Border

    Day 81 – On the Border

    Famille Perrin Ventoux 2019

    As Lego Marchbanks straddles the border between Scotland and England, I’m up at 4.30am tomorrow to cross from England into France.

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  • Day 80 – Coldstream (part two)

    Day 80 – Coldstream (part two)

    England in all directions

    I couldn’t leave Coldstream without visiting Lees Haugh, an area of field south of the town. A kind of peninsula, it is almost surrounded by the River Tweed.

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