Wine might seem complicated but it doesn't have to be. This is about de-mystifying it, 1 glass at a time
#ttl A bubbling vat of fermenting Syrah. The magic has started
# When it rains, it pours. A rain gauge after a downpour in Beaumes de Venise
#ttl Mourvedre ripening on the vine last September in Chateauneuf
#ttl Classic 'galet' pebble stones in CNDP - the natural solar panels that suck up the sun
#ttl Christophe Jaume talkin' terroir in his vineyard Clos de Sixte in Lirac
#ttl JP Autard warming the juice in barrels to make his top wine. Looks like he's stuck a radiator in there.
Last one before I do some real work... could this handwriting be any more French?
Another sign - this one outside Ben's favourite wine of the week
The entrance to the 16th Century cellars at Ausone cut into the hills above St Emilion.
Back in Londres with somw final pics from the trip. Here's Pichon-Baron looking like a fairytale castle.
Final Twitpic. Where Pomerol meeets St Emilion. Early morning at Chevvy B looking over the vines to L'Evangile.
Twitpic 3 - Another sign - I always like signs. Lots of talk about this wine today.It's great and coming to Lord's too.
Twitpic 2. I love Maitre Fromageriers de France! Cubist cheese arranging all my own work.
Twitpic 1 - Our first stop today.
Last twitpic for now. Branaire Ducru in the sunshine. It's been a lovely day in Bordeaux. #primeurs
The car park attendants at Margaux. I didn't tip them. They did an awful job.
The latest addition to the Leoville Barton stable.
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