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Richard Esling

Monday, September 28, 2020

Written by Richard Esling

The Sweet Smell of Success

The Sweet Smell of Success
Particularly appropriate last week for the winner of the annual Monbazillac sweet wine Competition. Held at the prestigious Chateau de Monbazillac, a select group of wine professionals gathered to judge the best wines of the 2019 vintage, the 25th such competition to be held.


Being privileged to have been invited...
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Richard Esling

Monday, July 20, 2020

Written by Richard Esling

Chateau de Mercues - A Haven of Peace in the Cahors Wine Region

Chateau de Mercues - A Haven of Peace in the Cahors Wine Region
As France opens up again after lockdown, so do the hotels, restaurants and wineries. The four-star Chateau de Mercuès in the Quercy region of south-west France, has all three and is thus a wine-loving gourmet’s delight. Set atop a hill, with stunning views over the majestic river Lot and surrounding...
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Richard Esling

Monday, July 13, 2020

Written by Richard Esling

La Chartreuse du Bignac - one of the Hidden Gems of the Dordogne

La Chartreuse du Bignac - one of the Hidden Gems of the Dordogne
La Chartreuse du Bignac - one of the hidden gems of the Dordogne. 

At last! Here I am in south-west France. Something a couple of months ago I thought would never happen again. But although the pandemic is far from over, control measures are now well in place and, for...
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