Date: August 2017

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Pomerol (and a little bit of St Emilion) on a bike

August 22nd 2017


The French are notoriously strict about closing down for a proper holiday in August, so a  family holiday in Lalande de Pomerol did not include any formal visits of the great chateaux just across the Brabanne stream – also arguably not the ideal environment for a nine-year old, however well behaved… However the view from the terrace across to Gazin, Evangile, La Conseillante and Petrus was too tempting, so I jumped on a bike for a ride through the vines. I was moving a lot slower than the many lycra-clad serious cyclists who whizzed past me, but I might just have…

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Dom Ruinart | New Releases | 2006 Blanc de Blanc & 2004 Rosé

August 3rd 2017


I always love the new releases from the most established Champagne houses and in Dom Ruinart, we have one that has been perfecting its art for nearly three hundred years. Since 1729 when Nicolas Ruinart’s ledger recorded the first sale of ‘vin de bulles’, to the most recent vintages, Ruinart has pursued an unwavering dedication to producing the very best Champagne.