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VELO VOUVRAY 2: CHATEAU MONCONTOUR AND CHENIN BLANC: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #47
Last Monday’s EU AUSTERITY DRINKING TOUR post began our cycle of the Loire with Marc Brédif’s chic winery. Well inebriated, we continue upriver into Vouvray, hunting wine.
As mentioned prior, the green grape Chenin Blanc reigns supreme in Vouvray. Crafty Dutch merchants launched it here four centuries ago. It fits decently in this cold, marginal climate because it ripens earlier than red grapes. Although other whites would work better, the obstinate French stick to tradition. Continue reading
Posted in Chenin Blanc, EMPTIED BOTTLES, Sparkling Tagged Balzac, Château Moncontour, chenin blanc, France, Les Chapelles, Loire, London, Marc Bredif, Methode Traditionelle, Moncontour, Montfort, Paris, Touraine, tuffeau, Vaugondy, Vouvray 6 Comments
THE PORTERHOUSE: DRINK IN DUBLIN DAY 2 and 4: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #31
On Day Two in Dublin we go to the immense Archaeological Museum. After a few hours of breathtaking, minute Celtic metalwork, hunger takes us. Incapable of eating fine metalwork, we soon find The Poterhouse Brewery‘s “Central” pub on Nassau Street. … Continue reading
Posted in Beer, EMPTIED BOTTLES, Ireland, WINERIES WANDERED Tagged Bolero, Brewery, Cask ale, Celtic, Chocolate, Dublin, Food, Guinness, Hop Head, Ireland, London, Oyster Stout, Plain Porter, Ravel, Ravel's Bolero, Shopping, Stout, The Porterhouse, United States, Wrassler's 4X Stout 8 Comments
LONDONDERRY CALLING: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #28
Our Seven Month EU Austerity Drinking Tour continues. Last Monday’s post covered a visit to Bushmills Distillery and the Giant’s Causeway. This Monday, my wife and I cut North, to the burnt borderland between the United Kingdom and Ireland: Londonderry. … Continue reading
Posted in Ireland, WINERIES WANDERED Tagged Bloody Sunday, Bogside, Bono, David Cameron, Derry, Free Derry, Giant Causeway, Guinness, IRA, Ireland, London, Lundy the Traitor, Sunday Bloddy Sunday, Troubles, U2, United States 2 Comments