On the Wine Trail

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  • London Calling

    London Calling

    Wheels down in London and it's been a long day of walking. Yes, yes to cram in a bit of sight seeing but really more about keeping me away from a bed to snuggle into. Key to my transatlantic time adjustment is to muscle through Day 1 without even a nap. As a reward it's time for a meat board and a glass of the elusive (in my part of the woods anyway) Philippe Pacalet Cornas produced by the nephew of legendary natural winemaker Marcel Lapierre. A visit to the London location of Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels in Neal's Yard gets me both at once. The visit seemed on point as well since CVS Sommelier Julia Oudill will do a turn as a judge during this year's Decanter Awards. It's going to be a long week so I'm going to enjoy this last treat.