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Corks & Walks

Corks & Walks

A case of ‘The Willies’

May 25, 2014 by The Claret Slicer

noun  (the willies) informal a strong feeling of nervous discomfort: that gave him the willies During our road trip the other day when we visited some very old and ancient… Read more…

The Doors of Duras

May 25, 2014 by The Claret Slicer

 What is going on in Duras. This beautiful Bastide town with it’s glorious Château appears to be in decline. After a recent walk around the Centre de Ville we were… Read more…

Fantasy Treasure Hunt

May 14, 2014 by The Claret Slicer

Spending many hours in the company of other golfers can sometimes be a strain or a great pleasure. Playing 18 holes with Bertrand Le Boucher falls into the latter category… Read more…

A Wonderful Day Out

May 12, 2014 by The Claret Slicer

Took the opportunity of last Thursday’s Jour Férié for a trip to Libourne and the vineyards of Saint Emilion. Libourne has a special place in my heart as it was… Read more…

Finding Henri

May 10, 2014 by The Claret Slicer

My old chum, Bertrand Le Boucher, is certainly full of surprises this week. Not only did he introduce me to Pondaurat, the village of his birth, with its lovely old… Read more…

The Golden Bridge of Pondaurat

May 6, 2014 by The Claret Slicer

My old chum Bertrand Le Boucher has been telling me for quite some time that l should pay a visit to Pondaurat – The small village perched on the River… Read more…

Hidden Delights of Sauternes

April 25, 2014 by The Claret Slicer

If you are ever feeling a little restless and fancy a trip out – why not take a look at the magnificent countryside and architecture that make up the Sauternes… Read more…

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A Summer of Endless Possibility

April 9, 2014 by The Claret Slicer

Some years ago we bought our daughter a Canon EOS 450D DSLR camera which has just been placed in my care for the next few months. Now l dont know… Read more…

Making an Exhibition of Myself

March 24, 2014 by The Claret Slicer

Well here we are – A computer full of photographs and a head full of mad-dog shit. Thats how my old chum Bertrand La Boucher describes this current adventure. He… Read more…

A Walk in the Park – Podensac

February 26, 2014 by The Claret Slicer

Having an interest in anything and everything to do with Chateaux D’Eau it was only a matter of time before l visted Corbusier’s historic tower in Podensac. Having arrived in… Read more…