My daughter celebrated with an eclectic mix of budget wines
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After a swim in the Gulf of Megara, oil refineries and Athens traffic
Greek wines made from indigenous grapes with unique flavours
Koroni has some great restaurants and two excellent wine shops
Amazing beaches. Tsapi beach was our favourite. 7 km down a steep hill.
After visiting the archaeological site, we had a stroll around town
Across to “sandy” Pylos, then great food at Elia after we were caught in the rain
Fishing villages and deserted beaches
We visited Xaracopio and the nearby beach of Agia Triada
Unspoilt villages and hillside churches
Time for coffee
A blue and white house with a view of the village church from the balcony
We visited the ancient stadium where the Nemean games were held, then looked around some Nemean wineries
We drove down from Athens through the Nemea wine region
The bluebells are out again in Sussex but they won’t last forever
After a cool spring, the buds on our apple tree have burst into blossom
we had an amazing five course menu and interesting orgaanic /naturaal wines at this Amsterdaam restoorant
Grace & James offers a great selection of natural wine and delicious food
Middle Eastern breakfast in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter
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Libre au vent red from Montpeyroux “free to the wind”
Morels from Lewes food market. Not wild but still delicious.
Decent rosé from Domaine Pellé in Menetou-Salon
The Ashmolean’s Labyrinth exhibition is full of hidden treasures
Mas Olivier is one Faugères top profucers
A sweet Greek dessert made from filo pastry, fruit and honey.
Spring is around the corner when the snowdrops blossom
Turkish food cooked on the charcoal grill known as mangal
Enjoyable Zweigelt from the Wagram region on the Danube
Dry white Albariño from the northwest corner of Spain.
A tranquil retreat with lovely people
Delicious Ethiopian casserole with Injera near the Elephant and Castle
Newspapers have made a big deal about this wine. It’s not bad, but also 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
Wine tasting at Daumas- Gassac
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