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Thursday, 18 August 2011

Pauillac – famed for its wine yes but tomatoes, too!

Small venetians or rubis

World renowned for the quality of its wines, Pauillac also produces some equally fine tomatoes – something known only to a few. Driving past town houses in central Pauillac one wouldn't guess that behind the firmly bolted doors, many have splendid, secluded gardens. Home not only to flowers but also a place where a variety of vegetables thrive none more so than the tomato – perfectly adapted to le terroir.

Green tomato (Thessalonki) with some droplets of water

Black cherry tomatoes


Per-BKWine said...

And did you know that Chateau Guiraud in Sauternes has (or at least had) a "tomato museum" with a collection of many different (and strange) varieties of tomatoes.

Jim Budd said...

Per. Thanks. I didn't know.