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

13th May 2012

A fantastic barge on the Burgundy canal – with Rory’s careful planning ‘spot on’ and safe, Nick’s expert knowledge of history, wine and jokes _ caring, attentive service by our hostess Emily – A great team, the envy of all – professional owners, guests always come first – heaps of fun and laughter every day – finally, after all, it’s been an amazing week
John, Australia

Posted on: 13 May 2012
Posted by: Rory & Caroline Mcrae

6th May 2012

All of you went, above and beyond to give us the time of our life in luxury barging! All of you and the Apres tout far exceeded our expectations!! Your boat is beautiful, your service is exceptional and Caroline’s food is the best in France, hands down!
Angie, Louisiana

Posted on: 06 May 2012
Posted by: Rory & Caroline Mcrae
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