Carrying on Regardless – Lyon

Joe Gilmour Evenings Out, Thoughts

“The Lyonnais: they like their food, they eat it, they talk about it all day long. They don’t care what you think about it. They don’t care if you like it, if you eat it, if you never even try it. They don’t care about you at all.” Bill Buford The 2019 Michelin guide was published this week and for the city of Lyon, it was nothing to celebrate. A single new star for La Sommeliere, and two restaurants, Guy Lassaussarie and Pierre Orsi downgraded. Bummer. What to do? – Guy confessed his confusion and promised to redouble his efforts …

Joe GilmourCarrying on Regardless – Lyon

Domaine des Miroirs

Joe Gilmour Evenings Out, Producers

Most people are profoundly agnostic about the wines of Kenjiro Kagami. They have never heard of him. Of those who have, there is a small, but well publicised group of true believers. Members of the church of Kenjiro drink everything they can find, upon which they make an offering to the gods of social media. Whether the wines really are the holy-grail of Jura, seems beside the point. If a Miroirs wine is felled and no-one can see the empty bottle, was it really drunk? Is that too cynical though? Maybe just everyone loves the wines and wants to express …

Joe GilmourDomaine des Miroirs

Double B(l)ind

Joe Gilmour Evenings Out

Double Bind – def: – A double bind is an emotionally distressing dilemma in communication in which an individual (or group) receives two or more conflicting messages, and one message negates the other. A few friends involved in wine in one way of another, some buying, some selling came round to mine last week for a meal and some blind tasting. As decanters were surreptitiously filled, traps set, we got stock into the confidence roller-coaster that leaves you going from master taster to ‘I know less about wine than I did ten years ago’ within the space of 10 minutes. What I …

Joe GilmourDouble B(l)ind