Visited: Champagne Taittinger

September 21st, I made my first ever visit to a Champagne house. Reims, a beautiful city where kings of the past used to be crowned, is where…

Languedoc – The southern assortment

Languedoc – The southern assortment

Prices of Bordeaux are out of hand, Burgundy just got devastated by hailstones (so was Champagne) and Rhône are getting expensive, if not already so. There…

November with Beaujolais nouveau

November with Beaujolais nouveau

The clock struck twelve and welcome to zero-hour. 15 November 2012, the third Thursday of November. So what? No, this is not the prelude to…

Aussie in Burgundy – Andrew Nielsen, Le Grappin wine maker

Aussie in Burgundy – Andrew Nielsen, Le Grappin wine maker

Burgundy, the sacred land of Pinot Noir. Where grape growers are humble farmers. A region most affected by land division with accordance to ancient Napoleonic…

Sweltering days: a Pinot Grigio and a Rosé to cool off with

Sweltering days: a Pinot Grigio and a Rosé to cool off with

Ah, Summer. The season of dressing light, ditching the covered shoes and bringing out the flip-flops. Hit the beach and bake the skin to a…