Yes I know, these blog posts are like London buses: nothing for weeks and then they all come along in a row. Its not that there’s nothing to say, rather too much going on!
Brice and Lisa, our neighbours, were far too busy in the vineyards to make it to the concert unfortunately. The long wet spring meant that the vines – and the weeds – were growing great guns and they have been out working all hours to keep things under control. More of that later.
Instead, Brice dropped off a case of their 2017 cuvée, the bottles beautifully inscribed. The word games are very clever, but difficult to translate, for example un carton means a case (of wine) but also a huge success. Other jokes revolve around Gamay (his main varietal) and gammes (musical scales) and the sound of Markus rehearsing, which he could hear floating across the meadows as he toiled in the vineyard.
But for all you French speakers out there, here they are. We were very touched, and his wine, by the way, is excellent!
Photo credits: Markus
Photomontage: Brice Banchet