Baxter Dury: my secret French wine cave - Halong Junk Cruises

Baxter Dury: my secret French wine cave

A month ago, I was playing at a little festival called Yeah, which is run by Laurent Garnier and takes place in Lourmarin, near Marseille. There are a lot of conservative areas around there, but the town is a bit of a bohemian stronghold. It’s a bit more arts and crafts, a bit more hippyish. We played in this castle called Château de Lourmarin. You can walk around the castle and below it, in a 12th-century cave, was this wine shop. It was like an off-licence … but a French version. It had walls and walls of local wine and it was run by a guy who introduced himself as Floppy. He was a dangerously handsome French guy – and there were moments I thought he was suggesting to my girlfriend that if she ever got bored, or wanted some really sophisticated loving … But we bonded and spent an hour there tasting all the wines and trying this amazing cheese. I was just this hapless Englishman, and the setting and the area made it the most perfect place you could ever be.
Les Caves Du Château Lourmarin, Avenue Raoul Dautry, Lourmarin, +33 6 10 69 09 26, Facebook page

Baxter Dury’s new album, It’s a Pleasure, is out on 20 October on Pias Le Label

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