Ordering wine in France, my biggest mistake

la louche a beurre

There is a lovely rustic restaurant just opposite the castle in Lourmarin which is a place we just love to visit. It specializes in crepes and steaks, not an obvious combo but they do both extremely well.

One Friday lunch I ordered a pichet of wine expecting the usual 1/4 litre but instead this 50cm tall vessel arrived with what must have been a litre of local provincial red. Always a little stubborn I decided that this needed draining even if it meant me sleeping for the rest of the afternoon.

It was only after I had finished that I twizzled the vessel around to see that it was calibrated and yes, you just paid for what you drank.

Thing is,  I just might make the same mistake this year.

If you go on a Friday you can wander around the market to build up your appetite before eating.

lourmarin market

 

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About Man et Vin

I am a 47 year old living in Nottingham. Maybe, like me, you have become disillusioned by the quality and variety of most wine that is sold in the UK. I am not anti supermarket or wine store but there must be more out there. Please join me on my journey to find decent good value wine. At the same time I want to find out more about storage, availablity and discover some of the lesser known wine growing areas. I have nothing to do with the wine industry, as it happens I am a middle manager in a financial services company.
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