It’s a critical night at the vineyard tonight. Continue reading “May – Operation Boujies”
It’s the middle of April and there is no bud burst as yet. We would usually see this around the third week of March, so we’re about three weeks behind this year. Continue reading “April – All swell at the vineyard”
The MET Office stats say it all about March: the second coldest since records began over 100 years ago. The result on the vineyard is vines that haven’t moved much. No warmth, not much sap rising, no buds bursting. Working on the vineyard is blimin’ cold. Continue reading “March – No warmth, so sap, no buds”
As I sit down and finish the end of a bottle of tasting wine (Vidal Riesling, 2010, Malborough) to mark the survival of another Budget Day I register that i’m not toasting the Chancellor. Continue reading “Cheers, George”
Just had a lovely fresh February day at the vineyard. Gone was the blanket of white snow and the sun came out. Spring is in the air and (at the moment) I feel positive about a good harvest this year! Continue reading “February at the Vineyard”
January is cold so far! But that’s ok for the vines. At the moment they are dormant and we’re pruning. Most of the blocks B and C have been done. I’ve been helping with the pinots on block A, which are slightly more complicated to prune due to the way they were pruned in the first year. Continue reading “January at the vineyard”
Autumn Eight course tasting menu.
Holidays come in all shapes and sizes and during this eight course tasting menu I was in need of one. Whilst I couldn’t fault each course individually, together they made for a heavy tasting menu. Continue reading “Gauthier Soho”