Today’s Tour de France presents me with a bit of a problem. It was in Belgium, the stage was won by a Belgian, Gert Steegmans, followed across the line by Tom Boonen who is, as you’ve probably guessed by now, a Belgian. So a fabulous day for Belgians everywhere, but unhelpful in choosing wine.
I looked back over my notes and I’ve never knowingly tried a Belgian wine. It’s not a big country, even if they did produce wine in reasonable quantities I imagine they’d probably drink it all, as we do here in England. My search led me to Clos d’Opleeuw Chardonnay which Jancis Robinson recommends, but you have to order direct from the producer. Andreea recommends this ‘very Belgian’ choice, again available only in Belgium, and to be served only with asparagus!
If you know of any Belgian wine available in the UK, let me know, otherwise I’ll stick to chocolate, beer and moules et frites.