French Wine, Tommy Simpson Mont Ventoux and the Tour de France

I had a bit of a deja vu moment recently (It is 45 years since I saw Crosby Stills Nash and Young at Wembley Stadium but the album of that name has nothing to do with this post) when I received an Instagram post from a wine domain I follow.

Inspiration for my writing Wine labels collected from the Domains in France

Writing my new book French Wine Uncorked I gained inspiration from this collection of wine labels from the vineyards of France we have visited over the years

My New Book on French Wine Travel out on May 1st Pre order NOW

It was a wine tasting that was warm, generous and convivial, as warm and generous as the spicy red wine produced in his sun baked Southern vineyard. Our new friend makes up a case of red and rosé and carries it outside the ancient domaine to our car. As he does so two other membersContinue reading “My New Book on French Wine Travel out on May 1st Pre order NOW”

New portfolio of photography for my FRENCH WINE UNCORKED book

I have spent this enforced spare time in editing my new book on Amazon (1st May) -FRENCH WINE UNCORKED. I have created a selection of photography of the people and places we encountered in our journey through the vineyards and cellars of France. Please enjoy the photography and I hope to inspire you to visitContinue reading “New portfolio of photography for my FRENCH WINE UNCORKED book”

My New Book on French Wine Travel out on May 1st Pre order NOW

It was a wine tasting that was warm, generous and convivial, as warm and generous as the spicy red wine produced in his sun baked Southern vineyard. Our new friend makes up a case of red and rosé and carries it outside the ancient domaine to our car. As he does so two other membersContinue reading “My New Book on French Wine Travel out on May 1st Pre order NOW”

My New Book on French Wine Travel out on May 1st Pre order NOW

It was a wine tasting that was warm, generous and convivial, as warm and generous as the spicy red wine produced in his sun baked Southern vineyard. Our new friend makes up a case of red and rosé and carries it outside the ancient domaine to our car. As he does so two other membersContinue reading “My New Book on French Wine Travel out on May 1st Pre order NOW”

Lunch in Brittany French Style Looking forward to travelling again in the future Stay Safe and enjoy the blog

Lunch in Brittany – French Style I was reminded of an experience we had in Southern Ireland in Wicklow south of Dublin a few years earlier. We were briefly in a rural village that had a circular green space set around an old monument and around this green there came a battered old Volvo carContinue reading “Lunch in Brittany French Style Looking forward to travelling again in the future Stay Safe and enjoy the blog”

Le Fournil Restaurant Bonnieux Provence France

Le Fournil is one of our very favourite restaurants and we have been coming here for many years. It is to be found in Place Carnot, a very small square in Bonnieux blessed with an outside terrace set around a fountain. As Jane Austen would have said of the restaurant – ‘it is happily situated’.Continue reading “Le Fournil Restaurant Bonnieux Provence France”

Le Fournil Restaurant Bonnieux Provence France FREE BOOK TODAY

Le Fournil is one of our very favourite restaurants and we have been coming here for many years. It is to be found in Place Carnot, a very small square in Bonnieux blessed with an outside terrace set around a fountain. As Jane Austen would have said of the restaurant – ‘it is happily situated’.Continue reading “Le Fournil Restaurant Bonnieux Provence France FREE BOOK TODAY”

A Tasting journey French Wine and Vineyards

I am well along in writing my fourth book (working title – SHARING WITH ANGELS) on travels in France and this one is particularly enjoyable as it is about our times touring the French wine regions. We started our wine education down in Languedoc Roussillon but it really started with an organised wine tour to Burgundy and the Loire. Our confidence grew and we made many independent trip to the vineyards and made many wonderful finds, many well off the beaten track.