Chablis: Jimmy Choos & Premier Crus

Chablis is just Chablis, innit? But why are some so much better than others? That was the latest question from Digiboy as we paired oysters with Chablis in a moment of decadence this week. There may be only one place in the world that makes wine like the French...

Châteauneuf-du-Pape: 3 Kings & a Christmas Cake

Châteauneuf-du-Pape literally means ‘The Pope’s New Castle’, so imagine the 3 kings of the nativity making the Pope a lovely house-warming Christmas cake… Here in the Pope’s kitchen, the three king’s famous gifts of Gold, Frankincense and Myrr become Grenache, Syrah...

Teach me the language of wine!

My last post got Digiboy and I into a discussion about the language of wine, so now we are doing an exchange à la school French trips at age 14. He will (eventually) be teaching me web-speak in exchange for wine-speak: two very modern languages for the 21st Century!...