‘The wine had a voice, which modestly regaled my senses, with its story of humble origin, and natural toil, creating a lasting memory of time, place, and company’

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Gevrey Chambertin

Wine Tasting

Chambertin Clos de Beze - since 636 AD


Stories About Burgundy and Wine

Many things have changed, since my metamorphosis from the physical to the spiritual, but the modus operandi of the Time Vendor, remains a constant. When we are young, we will live forever, time is to be had, and in plentiful supply. As we get older, a sense of urgency starts to permeate our thoughts: how best to make use of this increasingly rare and valuable commodity, which goes by the name of ‘Time’. The Purple Mustard

The Purple Mustard


Is this the way to Romanee-Conti?

A Rotten Blog: ‘Burgundy’s answer to Obamacare’

The Hospices de Beaune and Guigone de Salins


When I finally arrived at the oasis of peace and tranquility that is Fontenay, my reserves with the Time Vendor were almost exhausted. I was reduced to asking for credit, making much of my reformed character, recently adopted penitent lifestyle, and charitable deeds. The Time Vendor was not impressed. He told me I was living on borrowed time, and that I must make the most of his already generous allocation.

French Wine History

All Roads Lead to Burgundy

2 to 4 nights in Burgundy

Overnight in London

2 nights in Champagne

Stop Off in Scotland


The Burgundy Shop Opening in 2020

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