Monthly Archives: May 2012

27th May 2012



We have enjoyed our week with you beyond our wildest imaginations. We felt pampered and cared fpr like old friends. Each and every meal was a huge feast … and each excursion a wonderful adverture. You have a winning team on the Apres Tout and we will, with pleasure recommend this experience to our friends! We look forward to coming for another perfect week in the future.
Karen, California

Posted on: 27 May 2012
Posted by: Rory & Caroline Mcrae

21st May 2012



I now have a wonderful understanding of ‘barging’ on the canal! What a marvelous way of seeing Burgundy, everyone and everything was exceptional!
Beth, New York

Posted on: 21 May 2012
Posted by: Rory & Caroline Mcrae

Hi Rory,
Frederick Thompson  comments on his barge cruise in Burgundy France on board the Barge Apres Tout.
Frederick wrote: “We just returned from a six day cruise on the “Apres Tout” and found it to be an exceptional experience from almost every perspective.

Posted on: 14 May 2012
Posted by: Rory & Caroline Mcrae

March is the month when the pruning is finished.  In the larger vineyards, pruning the vines can take several months.  The plants are cut right down in order to control the yields.  As Burgundy wines are all about quality and not quantity, the idea is to have fewer bunches of grapes at harvest time, but to have bunches that are more concentrated in flavour and aromas.  Only 6 or 7 bunches are left on the plant, and each plant will produce about 1 bottle of wine.  However, for Grand Cru wines (the highest level in Burgundy) it takes around 3 vine plants to produce each bottle.

Posted on: 14 May 2012
Posted by: Rory & Caroline Mcrae
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