Seasons of mist and mellow fruitfulness. The apples are ripe and ready for eating.
Newspapers have made a big deal about this wine. It’s fine but not exceptional.
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
Shiitake mushrooms are wildly popular in Japan where they are said to have medicinal properties
The best fish and chips in town
The Firefighters statue near St Pauls Cathedral is a moving tribute to the bravery of this emergency service
Lewes Castle is a striking reminder of the town’s medieval heritage
We celebrated Chinese New Year at Hins in Hove. The Year of the Rabbit has arrived
The delicate frost covered all the plants in our garden. Snow followed hours after I took these photo.
Getting around Riyadh without a car is all but impossible
Riyadh turned out to be much more interesting than expected.
It’s been a long time since I visited but it was wonderful to see my home village Bischofstetten after so many years
Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley
Chanterelles are in season. We bought these at the Food Market in Lewes
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The Celtic festival of Samhain is a highlight of the pagan year
Shiraz, or Syrah as it’s known in France, is a grape that produces an exceptional variety of wines
We tried three very different Sauvignon Blanc wines. It’s not all sharp acidity and citrus fruits
A brilliant wine tasting at Lewes Depot cinema on black-owned wineries in South Africa
Old vine Pinot Noir from South Africa
Beaujolais from Francois Dubessy. This is a soft red from Julienas, all the usual red fruit flavours of Gamay. This bottle is from Lidl. http://www.vivino.com/wines/164255337?utm_source=app
Interesting Lebanese wine from the Bekaa valley from Aldi. It had flavours of cherry and raspberry, but also liquorice, herbs and smoke. http://www.vivino.com/wines/169238905?utm_source=app
Quinces. Jam or jelly. On the horizon.
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Visited the Oxford Wine Company in Turl Street. Fabulous wine shop, we came away with an Austrian Zweigelt, a delicious Montsant and a white Cotes de Rhone. #oxford https://www.instagram.com/p/Cjd_W2UoHK6/?igshid=MDJmNzVkMjY=
Lewes Depot cinema will hold a South African wine evening on 27th October
Hungary is legendary for its Aszu and Eszencia wines, but its reputation for dry wines is growing
In the heart of Oxford, this atmospheric wine stores offers an eclectic range of reasonably priced wines
After the Courtauld Gallery we visited the Imperial War Museum for a video wargames exhibition.
Good value, generous portions, this Italian restaurant is in the heart of the Lanes near Brighton’s Royal Pavillion
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
South Africa has a growing reputation for Sauvignon Blanc and premium red wines
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