Time for coffee
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
Natural wine and great food
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: Montpeyroux
Libre au vent red from Montpeyroux “free to the wind”
Morels from Lewes food market. Not wild but still delicious.
Rosé from Menetou-Salon
Decent rosé from Domaine Pellé in Menetou-Salon
The Ashmolean’s Labyrinth exhibition is full of hidden treasures
Mas Olivier Le 2018
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
Austrian Zweigelt from Wagram
Enjoyable Zweigelt from the Wagram region on the Danube
Rias Baixas Albarino
Dry white Albariño from the northwest corner of Spain.
Buddhist retreat in the City
A tranquil retreat with lovely people
Delicious Ethiopian casserole with Injera near the Elephant and Castle
Côtes de Gascogne
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
Borough Food Market
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
Chinese New Year: Hins
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.
Not so Smart City
Getting around Riyadh without a car is all but impossible
Saudi Here We Go
Riyadh turned out to be much more interesting than expected.
Back in Austria after far too long
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 on Toast
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 (Syrah) Wine Tasting
Shiraz, or Syrah as it’s known in France, is a grape that produces an exceptional variety of wines
Sauvignon Blanc Tasting
We tried three very different Sauvignon Blanc wines. It’s not all sharp acidity and citrus fruits
South African Tasting
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 in Julienas
Bekaa valley rouge
Red wine from the Bekaa valley for under a tenner
Quinces. Jam or jelly. On the horizon.
Imperial War Museum
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Visiting the Oxford Wine Company
South African wine at the Depot, Lewes
South African wine evening at Lewes Depot Cinema
Hungary is legendary for its Aszu and Eszencia wines, but its reputation for dry wines is growing
Oxford Wine Company
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
Seasons of mist and mellow fruitfulness. The apples are ripe and ready for eating.