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Apples

Seasons of mist and mellow fruitfulness. The apples are ripe and ready for eating.

Preparing for Next Year

2022 was a difficult year on the allotment. Now we are preparing for next spring.

Menetou-Salon

Fresh Pinot Noir and an amuse-bouche from heaven

Vendange at Montpeyroux

The town was buzzing with tractors and smelt musty as an old barrel

Cirque de Moureze

Dolomitic rocks and the taste of prehistory

Austria Profile

No longer just Gruner Veltliner. Austria has a growing reputation for organic and natural wines, and is making some exciting new reds

South African Wines

South Africa has a growing reputation for Sauvignon Blanc and premium red wines

Argentina Country Profile

Argentina’s reputation for Malbec is strong, but new wine regions outside Mendoza are experimenting boldly with new and unusual grapes.

Our Allotment

We have been doing the allotment for 5 years. 2022 has been the hardest ever.

Most people travel in much the same way they pack their suitcase: jamming in as much as they can based on the miserly baggage allowance and time budget. I have often got back from hiolidays thinking, God I need a break! This website celebrates travel at a slower pace, taking the time to relax and unwind, enjoying the food, wine and people you meet on the way.

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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

Beaujolais Delivers

Beaujolais Delivers

Exploring the villages of Beaujolais in January was a challenge but I struck lucky at the Caveau Chateau de Fleurie

Food

Sultan Lewes

A Turkish restaurant without Turkish wine? Sultans opened about three weeks ago in Lewes, after several months of “Coming Soon”. The banner had been...

Beaujolais Delivers

Beaujolais Delivers

Exploring the villages of Beaujolais in January was a challenge but I struck lucky at the Caveau Chateau de Fleurie

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