Posts Tagged ‘Gaillac’

Further Reading on Vin du Tarn – Gaillac

Friday, October 5th, 2007

Today French wine is vigourously regulated to the highest standards in the world, mostly organic, none grown with child or slave labour and the best is hand cultivated and hand picked. Both regions maintain the highest integrity and Gaillac is learning to reposition its self in the wine market.

Gold turns brown, the credit crisis, wine or dolphins?

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Gold turns brown, an oblique reference to the credit crisis, dolpins or to wine?

An amusing French expression much used at Castelnau de Montmiral at present. Tous les jours ce n’est pas du temps de saison – all and every day it is not the weather for the season.


an insufficient test of character

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

All well here. Apart from I / we missed the Nouveaux Gaillac eve in Gaillac yesterday, drat.
This is quite a big social


We have summer here at Itzac in the Tarn.

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

 It’s hot at times, today 36 C + in the shade. Massive thunderstorms forecast off the Pyrenees soon!   Vallee_d__Itzac_Juillet_IMG_5735_d.jpg (more…)

Hailstones as a flood defence?

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

Ever had your front door blocked by hailstones? Last night made a fair attempt out side my cottage!

Landscape painting  that is, painting plien aire (out doors)  is currently quite a challenge with temperatures often up to the mid 30’s C in the shade.   Hailstones_IMG_5824_wp.jpg (more…)

Unusual events, a night out in Gaillac

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Yesterday evening with Helene, Chantelle and Francoise from Castelnau de Montmiral we had an extra ordinary treat, Oriental dance and music.   Gaillac_music_IMG_5830_wp.JPG


Ancient village rocked til the early hours!

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

The week end just passed is a big event in France, 90 % of shops shut. I was not allowed to buy one single drink…  CdM_sat_eve_IMG_5937_wp.jpg

You might think this an odd place 3 hours drive inland to find a marine artist, to create marine art?    CdM_sat_eve_IMG_5943_wp.jpg

Read of and have a taste of some reasons why (more…)

Gaillac and Creole

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

A splendid evening in Gaillac, live music, dancing and an excellent dinner with a plentiful supply of wine in the hotel garden. Creole_evening_IMG_6039_wp.jpg

A beautiful evening under a romantic moon new friends made including an interesting, amusing Aussie. (more…)

Girl in a barrel

Friday, October 16th, 2009

Friends some times ask me why am I living so far from the sea when I am a marine art specialist and  a “man of the sea?
The full answer is complex. Part of the reason is the light is excellent for marine paintings.

Another part is it is fun here. I never know what events will happen next.

On my list right now is giving a dinner tonight for an advertising agency director and other friends, an evening dinner on Saturday with French friends and the fete des venedanges 23 to 30 October.  fete_des_vendanges_wp.JPG

I have little idea what it entales but the publicity picture from Gaillac sure looks fun, musiques, tapas et vins naturels.

What on earth is that girl doing in that barrel?

The quay(s) to Gaillac – what do you know?

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

The Quay to Gaillac – research – a proposed text for regional journals.

Our aim is to more fully understand the appearance of the Gaillac Quay at its zenith in order for the citizens and visitors to better appreciate Gaillac.

Formerly the quay was the life blood of the Gaillacios, the principal reason for Gaillac’s existence.

If you have time you could help by circulating, blog and generally publish this request for information including to any other suitable press, thank you. (more…)