We have teamed up with Alistair Sawday’s to create a super gift box for the holiday season. Included is a bottle of ‘Maison 2005’, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot (Decanter Magazine described the wine as “a lovely expression of red Bordeaux”) and Sawday’s bestselling guide Special Places to Stay: French Vineyards.
This favourite title from Sawday’s is an unmissable guide for those who want to delve deeper into French culture and the rhythms of rural life. Spend lazy days sauntering around La Belle France, quaffing, learning, meeting interesting owners with tales to tell, eating regional food in convivial company and then staying put for the night. There are gîtes, châteaux and B&Bs on wine producing estates in the country’s best wine regions. All have been inspected and are special, so rev up the old deux chevaux (making sure there’s room for a few crates), don your best panama and prepare to meander.