Seasons of mist and mellow fruitfulness. The apples are ripe and ready for eating.
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2022 was a difficult year on the allotment. Now we are preparing for next spring.
From the 18th century, a cantankerous account of Smollett’s travels in France and Italy. I am loving it!
The Canadian memorial beach at Dieppe
Fresh Pinot Noir and an amuse-bouche from heaven
Wood-fired kilns fed by the local forest
Rose, and more rose, and some very good reds
Last time they thought we were farm-hands. All is forgiven
A pottery village breaking with tradition
The town was buzzing with tractors and smelt musty as an old barrel
One of many Devil’s Bridges around the Languedoc
French garages are so good with French cars
We spent more time than expected at les Supermarches
An ancient Priory in the hills outside Lodeve
Flipo Chic and a Glass Fish
The weather gets cooler as the calendar turns a page
A new palette for the South
The book quest stalls, but a good market
Wild swimming under dolomitic rocks
Sunny days doing very little
Not so sweet for Cathars
The village has a new farmer’s market and several summer festivals
Dolomitic rocks and the taste of prehistory
Lake Salagou and a disastrous meal at Octon
A quiet village with fresh water and fig trees
Fresh bread, tomatoes, local produce, bric-a-brac and plugs
Waking up with the old, familiar view
The drive down to Soubes took us through the valleys of the Lot and Olt
Street theatre, a traffic jam in the precinct, punks with dogs
Banilles: Let’s do the time warp again
First stopover, Dreux. Diverse, delightful but mainly shut
Our Satnav Madeline is our new best friend.
This village is 2-3 miles north of Soubès where we are staying. We drank the 2017 red last night, a step up from the 2020 with mellow but fruity flavours of cherry, raspberry and white pepper. Excellent! We have visited the village several times; it's got a venerable...
A Turkish restaurant without Turkish wine? Sultans opened about three weeks ago in Lewes, after several months of “Coming Soon”. The banner had been hung over the entrance to the restaurant that was formerly Spice Merchants early this year, but for some reason Sultans...
Hope Gap has been the topic of books and films. From the beach you can see see the Seven Sisters stretching all the way from Cuckmere Haven to Beachy Head.
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Hungary is legendary for its Aszu and Eszencia wines, but its reputation for dry wines is growing
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There is more to New Zealand than the famous Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir of Marlborough
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Greece’s indigenous grapes have put it on the map for wines with a difference
Ukraine's winemakers have vowed to keep going despite the Russian invasion of their country. A promotional video was released on Euronews on 1st March and can be viewed using the link below: 'No-one will stop us': Ukrainian winemakers defiant in the face of Russian...
The wines of Catalunya set the pace in this wine country best known for oak aged Rioja