Plumbers and Pauillac

Below is a story sent to my by a friend recently.  Just goes to show you that you never know where that next bottle might be coming from... The Best Plumber in the World, by Beth Rudwell Our plumber is the nicest guy. He will do most any little thing for us…even electrical work, as he is a plumber AND an electrician. Over the past few years he’s been here several times doing the worst of jobs like crawling on his stomach in ... Read more

Visit to Château de la Viaudière

A short drive south and west of Paris takes you into the beautiful surroundings of the lush Loire Valley. Famed for its chateaux and also its wine, the Loire is home to Vouvray, Chinon, Samur and many others. This was my inaugural sourcing trip, and my destination was the western Loire and the home of Pierre-Antoine and his wife Agnès. On arrival, the place was buzzing with activity as the hosts were preparing for a feast they put on for the local ... Read more