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A weekend in Burgundy

Summer in London can be difficult at the best of times – the sardine-tin tubes, the hoards of tourists, the sweat-drench suits…so last month, the… 602 more words

Will Trotman

M4A4 Sherman Tank "Orleans II" - Beaune, France

Sherman tank destroyed during the liberation of the French city of Beaune. Pictures taken on 03/15/2010. Author: Unknown.

This tank was destroyed on 6 September 1944 by German 88 mm guns during the liberation of the city of Beaune in the French department Cote d’Or. 252 more words


Day Twenty-Five

After a great day yesterday, we’re all stoked to continue crushing the punter-grade routes at Cormot. Unfortunately when we get up the weather is not on our side; it’s grey and mizzly. 315 more words


2002 Doudet-Naudin Beaune 1er Cru Grèves, Burgundy, France

Hmmm…had another bottle to the one below and I think its fair to say that it had a bit of ‘bandaid’ action going on. The appearance of Brett at the party might be a bottle by bottle proposition for this producer. 98 more words

Pinot Noir

Day Twenty-Six

One of the unanticipated benefits of modern cars is that automatic windscreen wipers provide a useful – if somewhat approximate – proxy for the state of the weather; if they’re off or only going slightly then it’s the car manufacturer’s way of telling you to man up and get out. 749 more words


Day Twenty-Four

So then – sports climbing. It is definitely a change of pace from trad sea-cliff climbing. Gone are the problems of finding the route, gone is the logistical faffle of abseils, hanging belays, the tons of kit and the hundreds of metres of rope. 430 more words


Day Twenty-Three

I wake up early – it’s not raining, hurrah! – and go looking for the boulangerie, ‘cos by law every French village has to have a boulangerie, right? 435 more words