14/10/2009 - Fine gueule
Appétit, envies, gourmandises… Vive le goût, les goûts, ici et ailleurs, aux quatre coins du monde.
Présider un jury du vin au Concours Mondial de Bruxelles : mode d'emploi
Et quand on découvre au matin du premier jour qu'on va présider une équipe de cinq, on recense mentalement, vite fait, les qualités nécessaires à l'accomplissement d'une telle mission. Et en fait, ça tient en trois lettres.
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13/01/2010 - vinosolex
I started this blog as I rode his 1966-model Solex from Chablis to Sablet in May and June 2009, and it has kept going since.
Three quarters of an appellation
According to a medieval custom, the local Lords took a quarter of the production as taxes, the quart. After a while, though, they noticed that a particular 70-hectare part of the Chaume slopes produced the best grapes, so they eventually managed to purloin their quarter from just there. This became known as the Quarts de Chaume. And its reputation stuck well even after all the Lords had been bisected during the Revolution. It had effectively become a separate appellation.
It didn?t take the owners of plots in the Quarts de Chaume long to get a decree of their own. By 1954 there were therefore two ?Chaume? appellations: the AOC Coteaux [...]