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Boozy evening

My daughter celebrated with an eclectic mix of budget wines

Greek wine trip reviews

My recent Vivino updates

Peleponnese Wines

Greek wines made from indigenous grapes with unique flavours

Rainy interval

Time for coffee

Bluebells

The bluebells are out again in Sussex but they won’t last forever

Apple blossom

After a cool spring, the buds on our apple tree have burst into blossom

Café Binnenvisser

we had an amazing five course menu and interesting orgaanic /naturaal wines at this Amsterdaam restoorant

Natural wine and great food

Grace & James offers a great selection of natural wine and delicious food

Libre au Vent: Montpeyroux

Libre au vent red from Montpeyroux “free to the wind”

Morels

Morels from Lewes food market. Not wild but still delicious.

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South of France 2022

Languedoc 2022

We set off for the south of France in mid August. Our journey took us through Dreux, the Cantal region and then three weeks of travel around the Herault and Cevennes.

Wine

Latest wines

Latest wines

My latest 5 wines are all red, including a Ribera del Duero, Bordeaux, Gamay from Cotes Lyonnais, a Cotes du Rhone and a South African Pinot Noir

Sauvignon Blanc Tasting

Sauvignon Blanc Tasting

We tried three very different Sauvignon Blanc wines. It’s not all sharp acidity and citrus fruits

Julienas

Julienas

Beaujolais from Francois Dubessy in Julienas

Oxford Wine Company

Oxford Wine Company

In the heart of Oxford, this atmospheric wine stores offers an eclectic range of reasonably priced wines

Food

Café Binnenvisser

Café Binnenvisser

we had an amazing five course menu and interesting orgaanic /naturaal wines at this Amsterdaam restoorant

Damascena

Damascena

Middle Eastern breakfast in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter

Morels

Morels

Morels from Lewes food market. Not wild but still delicious.

Baclava

Baclava

A sweet Greek dessert made from filo pastry, fruit and honey.

Latest wines

Latest wines

My latest 5 wines are all red, including a Ribera del Duero, Bordeaux, Gamay from Cotes Lyonnais, a Cotes du Rhone and a South African Pinot Noir

Travel

Bluebells

Bluebells

The bluebells are out again in Sussex but they won’t last forever

Firefighters

Firefighters

The Firefighters statue near St Pauls Cathedral is a moving tribute to the bravery of this emergency service

Driving Down

We drove down from Athens through the Nemea wine region

Ancient Nemea and vines

We visited the ancient stadium where the Nemean games were held, then looked around some Nemean wineries

Logga and The Blue House

A blue and white house with a view of the village church from the balcony

Rainy interval

Time for coffee

Nearby to Logga

Unspoilt villages and hillside churches

Turn right at Agios Andreas

We visited Xaracopio and the nearby beach of Agia Triada

Turn left at Agios Andreas

Fishing villages and deserted beaches

Sandy Pylos and Around

Across to “sandy” Pylos, then great food at Elia after we were caught in the rain

Messene Ancient and More Recent

After visiting the archaeological site, we had a stroll around town

Beach excursions

Amazing beaches. Tsapi beach was our favourite. 7 km down a steep hill.

Visiting Koroni

Koroni has some great restaurants and two excellent wine shops

Peleponnese Wines

Greek wines made from indigenous grapes with unique flavours

On the way back

After a swim in the Gulf of Megara, oil refineries and Athens traffic

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