A loaf of bread, a jug of wine …….not if you’re over 65, sir

 I’ve just been looking at the blog of Olivier Magny – http://www.o-chateau.com/cat/oblog – who has a wonderful attitude to wine and life, apart from knowing more about wine than most people will ever dream of knowing. In the blog he asks a wine maker from Perpignan for his favourite quote about wine and gets this excellent reply –  Amb pa i vi, es passa el cami: with wine and bread, one can go a long way. That’s how I feel about today. The fields are full of sunflowers, the corn is pushing up towards the blue sky and the temperature is soaring. Cool wine, simple bread with olives stuffed with anchovies or almonds, peaches and melons – that’s how today will run. As I think of pouring a glass of wine I remember that an unpleasant didactic little quango in England has recently decided that anyone over 65 should not drink more wine per day than is shown in the glass in the photograph. It’s not worth the rant, just sad to see a country slowly being led by nose to become subject to the changing whims of a nanny state by grey and  joyless men. I can’t see the problem in dying early in a country that thrives on what is written in the Daily Mail and has role models such as Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell. One nice thing, before I go to pour a glass of wine, is this wonderful flat bread/tortilla that I made from a recipe from a blog that I thought I’d bookmarked, but haven’t – apologies.


About Food,Photography & France

Photographer and film maker living in France. After a long career in London, my wife and I have settled in the Vendee, where we run residential digital photography courses with a strong gastronomic flavour.
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3 Responses to A loaf of bread, a jug of wine …….not if you’re over 65, sir

  1. Bah humbug to the wine guidelines. I love the photos for the usual reason, they’re great.

  2. Oh no. If anything, wine should be enjoyed in abundance and to the fullest the longer you live…to celebrate! Feel free to keep those two dreadful British personalities there. I’ve heard enough about them here. Great post!

  3. The tortillas look sooooo good… Simon Cowell was one of the most useless people I’ve worked with. 😀

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