Our Wine

Our Wine

Our Dream began with wine. No, not a glass of wine, but actually about wine. The whole having a vineyard in France, making wine, type of dream. Join us in a glass, as we try to make it all come true.

What is ‘Terroir’? Wine 101 for us Non Connoisseurs (or Snobs)

I was walking through Chablis market this past Sunday and got to thinking how the wine from there is called ‘Chablis’ and not ‘Chardonnay’. You see, all the grapes growing around the town are Chardonnay. So, go figure. Elsewhere, for example, it would be, say ‘Californian Chardonnay’ or ‘Australian Chardonnay’.Read More →

Posted in French Country Confessions, What About Wine | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

A Corking Adventure about Biodynamic Wine from the Vive le Livre Book Club

Ever heard of Biodynamics? Most of us are aware of Organic. Biodynamic goes beyond organic. It’s a whole culture in relation to wine. Biodynamic wine is grown and made following organic principles. Also lunar calenders, and a few other weird and wonderful ways that don’t really make sense. I meanRead More →

Posted in Vive le Livre Book Club, What About Wine | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Cooking with Frenet Branca ~ Wine, Laughter and Recipes, what more do you need?

As a partner in wine, I am always on the lookout for lovely little reads about the fermented grape. This time we are in Tuscany for a little sun and plonk, (how many words can you think of for wine?) as we recommend Cooking with Frenet Branca by James Hamilton-Paterson.Read More →

Posted in Take Time to..., Vive le Livre Book Club, What About Wine | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Bon Livre – Blackberry Wine by Joanne Harris (Any book about wine is a friend of mine)

Joanne Harris is famous for her book Chocolat (another Bon Livre), but my personal favourite is Blackberry Wine. Not really surprising, as the overall concept is about wine (a personal favourite focus), but also I adore that it is narrated by a bottle of wine. That unusual aspect in itselfRead More →

Posted in Take Time to..., Vive le Livre Book Club, What About Wine | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment