Beaujolais Delivers

Exploring the villages of Beaujolais in January was a challenge but I struck lucky at the Caveau Chateau de Fleurie

Moulin-a-Vent on the N7

After my brief visit to Beaune, I drove on to deliver the hire car that had replaced my broken down Skoda, which was still en panne in a garage somewhere outside Orleans. I have described its rather tragic last moments earlier in my blog, and gradually it was becoming...

Beaune and the Musee de Vins

My visit to the Musee de Vin at Beaune was a vivid reminder of how important wine has been in the history of the Bourgogne region.

First steps in the Maconnais

Exploring The Mâconnais From our base in Mâcon, I drove out to several of the southern Mâconnais villages: first to Vinzelles, then on to Fuissé, then Pouilly and then Solutré. These all lie within a few kilometers of each other, and although the Caves were all shut,...

Wine Review: Hebron’s Bubbly

Hebron Vineyard 2018 Sparkling Hebron Vineyard "Silver Lining" 2018 First Release. This white wine is made from Solaris grapes. 13% abv. Made by Paul Rolt at Hebron Vineyard.  Absolutely loved this. It has a strong flavour of elderflower, then grapefruit and...

Wine Review: Cuvée Secrète Organic

Grapes: Merlot / Cabernet Organic red from Jean Claude Mas. Pays d'Oc IGP. 14% abv. 2020.  Subtle organic red from Jean Paul Mas. Nice flavours of red and black fruit: strawberry, black cherry and plum come to mind. Also there was a savoury flavour I couldn't...

Wine Review: Hebron’s Bubbly

Hebron Vineyard 2018 Sparkling Hebron Vineyard "Silver Lining" 2018 First Release. This white wine is made from Solaris grapes. 13% abv. Made by Paul Rolt at Hebron Vineyard.  Absolutely loved this. It has a strong flavour of elderflower, then grapefruit and...

Wine Review: Cuvée Secrète Organic

Grapes: Merlot / Cabernet Organic red from Jean Claude Mas. Pays d'Oc IGP. 14% abv. 2020.  Subtle organic red from Jean Paul Mas. Nice flavours of red and black fruit: strawberry, black cherry and plum come to mind. Also there was a savoury flavour I couldn't...

Bonfire Night Bottles

Bonfire Night Bottles

Lewes Bonfire usually goes with a bang, and Bonfire 2021 was no exception. We celebrated with a Shiraz from the Margaret River region in western Australia. This powerful, 14.5% alcohol, is from one of Australia's premium wine regions, and one of the few that lie...

Kulapelli Vineyard Reserva Especial 2013

This is a Chilean wine from the Maipo valley, made from Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere grapes. The winemaker is Alejandro Galaz. This was an easy drinking wine from Tesco's priced at around £6.00. I was interested in the vineyard name, which sounded Finnish. The...

Grounded!

I've been wanting to get away for months. First Covid put a spanner in the works. Now I'm grounded by a chest problem that I've been struggling with. Time to make plans. My plan had been to be on the road by April, but that's now looking like a long shot. The best...

Rejigging the website

Just to let people know that I'll be rejigging the website over the next few days. My most recent update was on the trip I did to Macon in late January and early February, since then not much has been 'wheeling' but there has been plenty going on the food and wine...

Some Common Indian Food Words

This short list of Indian words used in cooking was compiled with the help of the Google Translate language App पालक paalak = spinach साग saag = greens पनीर paneer = a kind of cheese मुर्ग murga = chicken दाल daal = pulse बासमती चावल = baasamatee chaaval = basmati...

Indian Takeaway with Style

Indian Takeaway The food of India, not just Indian foodIndian Takeaway for Valentine's Day Down with a chest infection, I really couldn’t face the walk into Waitrose on a chilly Sunday afternoon in February. But it was Valentine's Day, and I also couldn't face a night...

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Our Allotment

We have been doing our allotment for the last five years. Over time, we have moved on from the basic plantings of salad and potatoes that we started with, and have been trying all sorts of more exotic produce: tomatoes, beetroot, brassicas, carrots, chard, onions, and...

Beaujolais Delivers

Beaujolais Delivers

Exploring the villages of Beaujolais in January was a challenge but I struck lucky at the Caveau Chateau de Fleurie

Moulin-a-Vent on the N7

After my brief visit to Beaune, I drove on to deliver the hire car that had replaced my broken down Skoda, which was still en panne in a garage somewhere outside Orleans. I have described its rather tragic last moments earlier in my blog, and gradually it was becoming...

Beaune and the Musee de Vins

Beaune and the Musee de Vins

My visit to the Musee de Vin at Beaune was a vivid reminder of how important wine has been in the history of the Bourgogne region.

Wine Trips

Welsh Wines

  August 5-8, 2021 I drank my first ever bottle of Welsh wine looking down from the terrace of my friend’s house in Pwll, a short hop west from Llanelli. Over the estuary, the Gower Peninsula was a luminous green from the late afternoon sunshine. We looked down on it...

Grounded!

I've been wanting to get away for months. First Covid put a spanner in the works. Now I'm grounded by a chest problem that I've been struggling with. Time to make plans. My plan had been to be on the road by April, but that's now looking like a long shot. The best...

Rejigging the website

Just to let people know that I'll be rejigging the website over the next few days. My most recent update was on the trip I did to Macon in late January and early February, since then not much has been 'wheeling' but there has been plenty going on the food and wine...

Some Common Indian Food Words

This short list of Indian words used in cooking was compiled with the help of the Google Translate language App पालक paalak = spinach साग saag = greens पनीर paneer = a kind of cheese मुर्ग murga = chicken दाल daal = pulse बासमती चावल = baasamatee chaaval = basmati...

Indian Takeaway with Style

Indian Takeaway The food of India, not just Indian foodIndian Takeaway for Valentine's Day Down with a chest infection, I really couldn’t face the walk into Waitrose on a chilly Sunday afternoon in February. But it was Valentine's Day, and I also couldn't face a night...

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Please add your Username and Password to access more of this websitefacebooktwitterinstagram

Our Allotment

We have been doing our allotment for the last five years. Over time, we have moved on from the basic plantings of salad and potatoes that we started with, and have been trying all sorts of more exotic produce: tomatoes, beetroot, brassicas, carrots, chard, onions, and...

Beaujolais Delivers

Beaujolais Delivers

Exploring the villages of Beaujolais in January was a challenge but I struck lucky at the Caveau Chateau de Fleurie

Moulin-a-Vent on the N7

After my brief visit to Beaune, I drove on to deliver the hire car that had replaced my broken down Skoda, which was still en panne in a garage somewhere outside Orleans. I have described its rather tragic last moments earlier in my blog, and gradually it was becoming...

Beaune and the Musee de Vins

Beaune and the Musee de Vins

My visit to the Musee de Vin at Beaune was a vivid reminder of how important wine has been in the history of the Bourgogne region.

Wine Review: Hebron’s Bubbly

Hebron Vineyard 2018 Sparkling Hebron Vineyard "Silver Lining" 2018 First Release. This white wine is made from Solaris grapes. 13% abv. Made by Paul Rolt at Hebron Vineyard.  Absolutely loved this. It has a strong flavour of elderflower, then grapefruit and...

Wine Review: Cuvée Secrète Organic

Grapes: Merlot / Cabernet Organic red from Jean Claude Mas. Pays d'Oc IGP. 14% abv. 2020.  Subtle organic red from Jean Paul Mas. Nice flavours of red and black fruit: strawberry, black cherry and plum come to mind. Also there was a savoury flavour I couldn't...

Bonfire Night Bottles

Bonfire Night Bottles

Lewes Bonfire usually goes with a bang, and Bonfire 2021 was no exception. We celebrated with a Shiraz from the Margaret River region in western Australia. This powerful, 14.5% alcohol, is from one of Australia's premium wine regions, and one of the few that lie...

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