What About Wine

What is it about wine that fascinates us? Yes, it is a lovely quaff (most of the time). Yes, there can be great complexities involved (but sometimes the less said and the more savoured the better). And, yes, the more you discover, the more layers you uncover.

Our Spotlight Shines on…

Wine Making – Our Wine

Pumpjack is a wine maker, with the piece of paper to prove it. He is also a negociant, which in France gives him more scope to make and sell wine.

Our journey here, since moving to France, has been one of trials, pit falls and bloody hard work. We’ve undertaken buying a vineyard and restoring a vineyard, working for other wineries and ultimately making our own wine. You can follow the good, bad and ugly of our journey in our About Our Own Wine posts.

Wine 101 – Help for Non Connoisseurs (Snobs to you and me)

As a wine maker hanger on, I (Piddlewick) have been learning more than I could, or should, ever want to know about wine and what goes on behind the scenes. Yet… some of it is actually kind of interesting.

I add my two cents worth of background to my Wine 101 posts. Wine info for the non connoisseur, eg someone like me that just likes to drink the stuff, is, simply put, some helpful hints that might actually be worth knowing and help when considering buying or tasting wines.


What to Give Wine Lovers

You could of course give a wine lover wine, but if you are like me and not always confident about buying wine for someone who really knows there stuff, then we can offer another option.

For those that love all the trappings of wine, we search high and low to provide the answer to that age old question… what to buy for that difficult person, who happens to like wine? Eh-hem, we call them wine lover gifts. And you’ll find them in our shop (funny enough in our Wine Lovers Gift section).

Grab a glass of wine (mais oui!) and pick an area, or three, to browse that interests you, and have a taste.