New Year Resolutions for Wine Lovers


By now the scramble to write objectives, goals and new year resolutions should have died down. Also, Dry January has been and gone thank goodness, so how about some guidance for wine lovers who are looking for ways to maybe drink less, but also broaden their wine horizons? Here’s four goals that can help and … Continue reading New Year Resolutions for Wine Lovers

Picture behind the story #21 “Murdering Chillies” in Kathmandu!


My sister in law decided she wanted to make some chilli pickle so asked her husband, Dr Madan, to go out early morning and buy enough to make a few jars. We drove out to the Swayambhu area (Monkey Temple) because apparently this is where two ladies sold their only crop on the side of … Continue reading Picture behind the story #21 “Murdering Chillies” in Kathmandu!

It’s not about the wine! Postcard from Loire, France


Our travels renewed, some will be pleased to hear, as we arrive at Fontevraud L'Abbeye for a few days. The fact that the whole area is filled with plantings of Cabernet Franc, Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc is a complete coincidence as we only come here so Dr C can spend every day shopping in … Continue reading It’s not about the wine! Postcard from Loire, France

Alsace, a foodie photographer’s dream, a nibbler’s nightmare!


Is there any finer place than the Alsace region of France for food, wine and architecture? Wine tasting is a delight with friendly Cooperatives in Turckheim and Ribeauville, family domaines in towns and villages surrounded by the vines, and bars and restaurants selling the local wines by the glass, carafe and bottle often with the … Continue reading Alsace, a foodie photographer’s dream, a nibbler’s nightmare!

Postcard from Chablis …. a day of new discoveries!


A wine tasting in Chablis is not to be sniffed at, nor taken lightly! Tasting 27 wines in a single afternoon is quite a feat, especially when out for dinner with wines too! Anyway first day of this holiday in Chablis and a day of discovery .... a flying winemaker, where to taste Beaujolais in … Continue reading Postcard from Chablis …. a day of new discoveries!