"You hear laughter breaking through, it makes you want to fart. You’re heading for a breakdown, better pull yourself apart. " - John Cooper Clarke

>Brussels Gets Wood


At the small park outside the Cathederal, there has been an interesting, and large exhibition. consisting of some wooden plinths and towers, it is to promote Brussels as a sustainable city.

I got this photo from high up in the Marquis building, that has just been renovated. A brave time to open a building to let. After the press stuff, we were sent to a gorgeous atrium where some of the world’s top wine producers were offering their wares.

We arrived at 11:30 and left at 6pm. And no, we didn’t spit. There were two real finds, a woman wine maker from Roussilon, who made fantastic wine at incredibly low prices The gorgeous ‘Impression’ white was 9 euros a bottle and truly remarkable. The red, was Also remarkable at 8 euro a bottle, bettering wines we tasted at six or seven times the price.

Another great find was the cognacs produced my Olivier Blanc, a man possessed by the quest to make the best cognacs.. Thr bio Attitude VSOP was a delight, (34 euro) a whole new sensation, akin to tasting your first single malt, something above and beyond any cognac we’re previously had. Then we went through increasingly aged cognac’s up to the 21 year old that was just sublime.

The Chateau Pichon Baron Longueville Pauliac was truly exceptional and well worth the 140 euros. The Prioato L’Ermita was a touch overpriced at 595 euros. Anyway, as you can see, we took our responsibilities seriously. All afternoon.