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Saturday 13 August 2016

A Suffolk Picnic With L'Insolite

A sunny and child-free weekend took us to the other end of East Anglia, specifically for a walk in Constable Country taking in Flatford Mill and Dedham.
Many years ago, I was taught that "the thing about Constable country is that it has more sky, odd as that may sound".

And it is true, even if the less-poetic explanation seems to be that the fields are simply larger and flatter.
Eshewing the delights of the Flatford Mill Constable Experience, after walking for a couple of hours, we opted to sit under a tree by the river for a picnic whilst boats pass by up and down the river.
Saumur Blanc « L’Insolite », Domaine des Roches-Neuves, Loire Valley, France 2014 ripe, honeyed and rich, but with a fresh appley-citrus zip; complex, with old-vine concentration. Very adept

Very Good.

Far too classy for all but the finest picnics, match with monkfish or pork.

The drive home takes us through Lavenham, with its Guildhall and "crooked houses" walk.

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