Posted on September 9, 2021
The vendange (vintage) is the annual wine harvest, when the grapes are picked from the vines. It’s usually done around late September or early October, the exact time depending on meteorological vagaries.
The 2021 vintage is probably going to be a shocker because of the awful weather we’ve had this year. However, this image, from a chateau in the Bordeaux region, harks back to a more promising time.
Posted on November 9, 2018
Shine a light through a glass of red wine and some of the effects can be quite pleasing.
(Same goes for drinkng it.)
Posted on March 2, 2018
Cee’s challenge this week is to post an image of something – anything – that contains a double letter.
I spotted these old wine bottles standing on the floor next to a bed in the sleeping quarters at the restored Abbaye de la Reau.
Somehow, the post-processing produced an effect like a still life painting, which I find attractive.
Posted on June 8, 2017
Posted on February 9, 2017
Posted on October 7, 2016
As part of the wine-making process, in Bordeaux as elsewhere, the young wine has to be drawn out of the big stainless steel tanks into smaller containers under the force of gravity. Given how large the tanks are, it’s not surprising that it comes out at high pressure. That’s what you call letting it breathe.
And if you zoom in closely enough, it becomes almost abstract:
Posted on May 9, 2016
As one of France’s leading utility companies, EDF (Électricité de France) supplies something without which modern civilised life would be quite impossible.
As well as electricity.
Posted on July 18, 2015
Against the background of a clear blue sky, rows of vines run up to the horizon near the village of Äy, in the Champagne region of France.
Posted on May 14, 2015
Posted on October 9, 2013