Blog

0

This weekend I was once again privileged to be on the Jury for the 38th World Wine Challenge here in Bordeaux. Hushed murmering filled the huge hall where we judged 5000 wines from 38 different countries.  As usual there was a…

Discriminating Burglars Posted mars 31, 2014

0

All credit to the robbers who burgled Danielle and Kirsten’s house in Australia. They obviously know a bit about wine. Leaving the cheap bottles just where they were, the thieves made off with the two bottles of “Je Suis” 2010,…

Rotten Apples Posted juin 13, 2013 | Tags: , ,

Off

A Cautionary tale My iPhone 4S fell on Monday. The screen didnt break but I got these funny patterns and long thin lines, and as it was two months out of guarantee, was told to make an appointment at the…

Off

Recently I returned to South Africa for the second time in six months, staying once again at the Crane’s Nest B&B. All our Villa St Simon family, some who return to us each year, will be very at home at…

Celebrate Asparagus Posted mai 4, 2013 | Tags: ,

Off

This weekend was the Asparagus festival in the neighbouring town of Etauliers. It is a feast, not only of the beautiful white Asparigii for which the region is famous, but also of artisanal food and wine from all over France.…

Springtime tours of Medoc and Margaux Posted avril 25, 2013 | Tags:

Off

Yesterday we did a wonderful Medoc wine Tour with two guests of Villa Saint Simon from Oregon, USA. The day started as a sunny morning here in Blaye, we crossed the Gironde river in 20 minutes thanks to the ferry,…

Off

Here at Villa St Simon, all is go go go, it is Primeur season, (futures tasting) and the Villa is filled with guests from the USA, UK, Columbia, Ukraine, Ireland and Normandie. The Wine and Tapas bar re opens tomorrow…

Off

Here at Villa St Simon, all is go go go, it is Primeur season, (futures tasting) and the Villa is filled with guests from the USA, UK, Columbia, Ukraine, Ireland and Normandie. The Wine and Tapas bar re opens tomorrow…