The winner of the wine challenge is…


In October Rosemary George set a challenge for wine lovers to answer some questions about Chablis wines, to win her new book The wines of Chablis and the Grand Auxerrois.

The questions and answers are here:

1.  There are eight named vineyards on the slope of the grand crus.    What are they? Blanchots, Bougros, Les Preuses, Vaudesir, Valmur, Grenouilles, Les Clos and La Moutonne.

2.  Which is the odd one out and why?
La Moutonne.  Although it is a recognised vineyard, it is never been officially recognised as a grand cru.  it comes from part of Vaudesir and Preuses.

3.  Which is the largest premier cru?
Fourchaume – with 100 plus hectares, it is as large as all the grands crus put together.

4.  Where will you find the dead man in  Chablis?
L’Homme Mort is one of the vineyards that makes up Fourchaume.

5.   Why is the vineyard of Grenouilles called Grenouilles?
It is the vineyard nearest to the river Serein and the noise of the frogs has been described as ‘infernal’.  

Question number three proved difficult, no-one got that right, most of you said Les Clos.

All participants names who got questions 1,2,4 and 5 right were put in a hat, and we pulled out lucky winner Sue from Aspiran!  Congratulations Sue, the book is on its way to you!

Thanks to all those who took part, and better luck next time.

The wines of Chablis and the Grand Auxerrois was published by Infinite Ideas on 30 June 2019.

Visit Rosemary George’s blog here: www.tastelanguedoc.blogspot