Two Green Bottles …

Two bottles of wine, two people.
Yesterday, lunch with Lily from Toulouse who is making a little very welcome visit to recharge her batteries.
A friend of mine who runs the all bio Château de Meyragues, un château médiéval à proximité d’Albi in the Gaillac region recons
Château de Meyragues
the best way to drink wine is a magnum for two, ideally with just one doing the drinking …

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Update, Gaillac

“The Port of Gaillac 1863” measures 200 x 100 cm (39″ x 60″), by Gordon Frickers, the page and the ‘Further Reading’ page, updated. A major painting, a major effort, these pages contain much information not readily available elsewhere.…/gaill…/the-port-of-gaillac-1863-2/ Sold, this painting was commissioned as a foyer centre piece for the Museum ‘inVINcible VIGNEron‘ … Read more

Vivid Sunsets

Is this October or July?  ‘Dunowe’, what I do know is we have excellent light here for painting.   I’ve just upgraded several of The Gaillac Collection‘ pages, the images here are of the domaine du Barry painting, measuring 40 x 48 cm (16” x 19”), oils, available £950., ex frame, ex studio. The astonishingly … Read more

Roman Wine?

Want to try wine the Romans drank?

How do you find a gift for a special for example a wealthy friend? A rare, interesting, delicious wine they simply can’t get is one answer.

Alian de la Castel de Brames
Alian de la Castel de Brames

At Castel de Brames yesterday evening

the heart of L’Occitane

buying wines made from some of the oldest vines in France, (mostly) for gifts.

Castel de Brames
Castel de Brames

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Queen’s Wine

The Queen’s Wine; “du vignoble de Gaillac”, at Domaine de la Chanade. 

Domaine de la Chanade
Domaine de la Chanade, note the olive trees

A chance invitation, a new friend and the Queen’s wine. 

The Queen's Wine, Galien.
The Queen’s Wine, Galien.

A chance encounter in Intermarche, Gaillac, the first day I arrived here in the Tarn, well actually one of 4, the other 3 were all people who remembered me, touched my heart, pleased to see I’d returned.

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Chateau de Saurs

The chateau, besides fine wines and beautiful gardens for you to enjoy, has a light airy exhibition space. Tomorrow I have an appointment with the owner of chateau de Saurs who’s company I always enjoy. We may go sketching together some time soon if it’s not to hot. Later, several other domain owners during the … Read more

Gaillac updated

Gaillac means wines, good foods, warm sun, seduction.

The heraldry of Gaillac
The heraldry of Gaillac


Alain Soreano, noted author, historian said of these Gaillac Collection paintings, “more than a match for anything in the Musee d’Orsay” ~  

All the pages relating to ‘Gaillac wine region‘ ( have been updated and repriced.

Texts have been much revised, some prices are up others are down.

Looking for the new masters of the 21 st century, the very best in modern painting investments?

You have found some here among my often astonishing paintings of South West France. 

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‘Vines and Pines’

New painting: If you love vines and pines, the warmth and tranquility of a typical late summer, appreciate the best, then this painting, modestly priced, is for you. Painting By Gordon Frickers, fine art,  38 x 46 cm (15″ x 18″), Oils, available, £1200.  Contact Us T: + 44 (0)1865 52 2435  Mobile 00 33 (0) 6 10 66 … Read more

A Gaillac Reception

The Gaillac Reception 02.12.16, a beautiful evening.
The evening went well, M. Soriano (I hope I spelt his name correctly), the much respected author and historian gave good appreciation, a very flattering speech.
It seems your friend Gordon is now a celebrity in and of Gaillac… 

Gaillac Reception
Gaillac Reception
The paintings speak for them selves and for the region.
The paintings are now part of the long story of Gaillacois Tarn, I hope you will get to see them.

The Gaillac Reception
The Gaillac Reception 

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