Two wines with lunch, and what a good lunch it was

I went out to lunch with Peter Sidebotham of Hand Picked Burgundy. We went to [link2post id=”1093″]Andrew Edmunds[/link2post]. I feel the need to point out I paid for my share so glowing I will be about the company; my editorial independence is not for sale. Meursault Premier Cru Charmes 2004, Domaine Latour-Giraud This had real … Continue reading Two wines with lunch, and what a good lunch it was

There may be worse things in the world but not that much worse

We are in France to pick up cheap Champagne and stopped off at the hamburger chain Quick for a much-delayed lunch. I thought I was so hungry I could eat anything, how wrong I was. The food was totally, stomach-churningly, soul-meltingly vile. I can hardly bring myself to think about it again so utterly nauseating … Continue reading There may be worse things in the world but not that much worse

Basic Bandol

The generic Bandol from Tempier, they really have cleaned up their act (and their wines) in recent years. Bandol 2005, Domaine Tempier A clean nose of prune-y fruit and grilled meat, it is pleasing but a bit simple. The fruit is quite ripe, but not as crazy as the [link2post id=”1449″]2001’s[/link2post] I’ve 1698″]reported on in … Continue reading Basic Bandol

More on Nespresso

The coffee machine has been a real hit. I have decided I like the three strongest Nespresso blends best, but I cannot decide between them. The Ristretto and Roma blends include some Robusta beans, but this does not diminish the quality of the coffee they produce. The second strongest, Arpeggio, is Robusta-free, and is also … Continue reading More on Nespresso