Pique Nique chez le Vigneron, Whit Weekend, 2014 edition

In many of France’s wine-growing regions, Whit Weekend (Pentecote in French, Pfingsten in German) is the moment when many of the smaller, independent wine growers sweep out courtyards and cellars, dust off trestle tables and benches and throw open the gates to the public. It’s time for the annual Pique-Nique chez le Vigneron. Loads of… Continue reading Pique Nique chez le Vigneron, Whit Weekend, 2014 edition

Pique-Nique chez le Vigneron, Whit Weekend

In many of France’s wine-growing regions, Whit Weekend (Pentecote in French, Pfingsten in German) is the moment when many of the smaller, independent wine growers sweep out courtyards and cellars, dust off trestle tables and benches and throw open the gates to the public. It’s time for the annual Pique-Nique chez le Vigneron. Loads of… Continue reading Pique-Nique chez le Vigneron, Whit Weekend

Domaine Paul Blanck, Kientzheim

Here’s the first of what I hope will be loads of posts on Alsace Wine Travel. I’m in the process of updating my Alsace sections for Wine Travel Guides, a pleasurable task that I fit in around general writing, travel and food assignments and one that will be spilling out onto these pages. To explain… Continue reading Domaine Paul Blanck, Kientzheim