1. Le Crunch
    Posted On: March 4th, 2011

    Le Crunch

    The England versus France rugby match, ‘Le Crunch’, that takes place at Twickenham every other year affords us a royal opportunity to make merry with our winemaker friends from across La Manche.  This year Messrs Pascal Labasse, Vincent Cantié and Maxime Graillot travelled over for the weekend with high expectations for ‘Les Bleus’. This enabled […]
  2. A Glass Half Full in the Land of Pleasures
    Posted On: October 5th, 2010

    A Glass Half Full in the Land of Pleasures

    (This post was written by Jonathan Ray, his final article for the Saturday Telegraph, published 2nd October 2010). They breed them tough in France's Sud Ouest. The Pays Basque-Béarn is serious rugby-playing, bullfighting country and, as I discover, serious eating and drinking country, too. I am here with my old mates Jason Yapp and Tom […]
  3. Pyrenean Peaks
    Posted On: June 10th, 2010

    Pyrenean Peaks

    Having developed an unhealthy interest in cycling the legendary peaks of the Tour de France over the past few years and having my friend Paul Bottrill entered in to this year's Etape du Tour (see August 2009 posting 'Etape in Cotes du Rhone'), I chose to spend a long Bank Holiday weekend on 'recon' in […]

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