Barolo view from Monforte to the Alps

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An independent blog based on 40 years of love of wine, stories, travels and tasting.  Nothing professional, nothing expert, just pleasure and, I hope, good taste.  Read on, and enjoy.  Subscription is free.

 
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A Chardonnay Pilgrimage on Two Wheels

Burgundy. The blessed slope with more history, vaunted terroir, heritage, pricing and words than any other wine district on earth. And as...

Gazin - Pilgrims, Young and Old

I have noticed on Instagram that there is almost an obsession with ancient bottles with crumbling corks and rotting labels. Time and...

Cool California, 1976 and all that...

1976. I was a school kid in England, and I can still remember the cricket pitch going from lush green to a faded fatigue to frazzled...

Argentina - Up, Up and Away!

When I first flew down to Buenos Aires, on business, in the late 90’s it was a very different world. The peso was still pegged to the US$...

Barolo, La Morra and Art

It’s not often that we talk about art in the wine world unless it be the art of the winemaker, or the various domaines that hire an...

Felsina - Religious Reverence in Chianti

Castelnuovo Beradegna. It sits perched on top of a hill, the last outpost of Chianti on the southern border looking towards Siena and the...

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