Dry December: The best EVER wine festival?


Fete de L’Escargot, (Dordogne), Fete de La Moule (Boulogne), Fete de L’Huitre (Arachon) are all annual festivals in France symbolic of their culture and gastronomy involving snails, mussels and oysters respectively. There are many others across the summer months "honouring" French cheese and ..... strangely ...... paella in the Languedoc. Then of course there are … Continue reading Dry December: The best EVER wine festival?

Wines 101 #6 Goodbye Europe, Hello World!


No, it’s not what you think ... I have NOT been influenced by the naysayers with their: After Brexit .... We can’t travel to Europe Planes can’t fly over Britain We won’t have low cost flights any more We won’t be able to buy French wines The cost of my Prosecco will go up I'll … Continue reading Wines 101 #6 Goodbye Europe, Hello World!

“Chicken Tikka Masala …. and a bottle of your House Red please”


The concept of House Wine has never sat easily on my taste buds, nor on my wallet for that matter, neither in my student days when money was tight, nor today when it isn’t. My rationale is simple; would you buy a slice of “house cake”, a “house pie” or a “house sandwich” without knowing … Continue reading “Chicken Tikka Masala …. and a bottle of your House Red please”