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Apples

Apples

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

Pinocchio Brighton

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Preparing for Next Year

Preparing for Next Year

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

Smollett’s Travels

Smollett’s Travels

From the 18th century, a cantankerous account of Smollett’s travels in France and Italy. I am loving it!

Menetou-Salon

Menetou-Salon

Fresh Pinot Noir and an amuse-bouche from heaven

Wine Drinking

Wine Drinking

Rose, and more rose, and some very good reds

Daumas Gassac

Daumas Gassac

Last time they thought we were farm-hands. All is forgiven

Pont Du Diable

Pont Du Diable

One of many Devil’s Bridges around the Languedoc

Car Travails

Car Travails

French garages are so good with French cars

Sad But True

Sad But True

We spent more time than expected at les Supermarches

Pezenas

Pezenas

Flipo Chic and a Glass Fish

Autumn Rumbles

Autumn Rumbles

The weather gets cooler as the calendar turns a page

Beziers

Beziers

Not so sweet for Cathars

Soubes en Fete

Soubes en Fete

The village has a new farmer’s market and several summer festivals

Lake Salagou

Lake Salagou

Lake Salagou and a disastrous meal at Octon

Lauroux

Lauroux

A quiet village with fresh water and fig trees

Lodeve Market

Lodeve Market

Fresh bread, tomatoes, local produce, bric-a-brac and plugs

Aurillac and onward

Aurillac and onward

Street theatre, a traffic jam in the precinct, punks with dogs

Driving South

Driving South

Banilles: Let’s do the time warp again

PEGAIROLLES

PEGAIROLLES

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...

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 hung over the entrance to the restaurant that was formerly Spice Merchants early this year, but for some reason Sultans...

Visiting Hope Gap

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.

Austria Profile

Austria Profile

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

Hungary Profile

Hungary Profile

Hungary is legendary for its Aszu and Eszencia wines, but its reputation for dry wines is growing

South African Wines

South African Wines

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

Rioja wine region map

The Rioja wine region is the best known wine region in Spain, and one of only two Denominacions with a DOCa designation. This stands for Denominacion de Origen Calificada, and is above the usual DO status. The region can be subdivided into three main...

Greek Wines

Greek Wines

Greece’s indigenous grapes have put it on the map for wines with a difference

Ukraine wine body vows resistance

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...

Spanish Wines

Spanish Wines

The wines of Catalunya set the pace in this wine country best known for oak aged Rioja