1. Coast to Coast
    Posted On: February 4th, 2011

    Coast to Coast

    After a hugely informative, if fairly exhausting, visit to the Salon des Vins de Loire we headed south to Bordeaux for a spot of castle-creeping with the Baron and Baroness d’Anglade at Chateau d’Abzac. As any fule kno, it is relatively easy to source good, classed growth Bordeaux but you get what you pay for. […]
  2. Wine Growers’ Tasting at Vintners’ Hall
    Posted On: November 17th, 2010

    Wine Growers’ Tasting at Vintners’ Hall

    There are few wine tasting venues that can match the regal splendour of Vintners’ Hall in the City of London and we are inordinately grateful to the Vintners’ Company for allowing us to visit periodically. Bedecked in oak panelling and dazzling with silverware amassed over 6 centuries this is a great setting for a wine […]
  3. Fish and Chips Swiss-style
    Posted On: September 15th, 2010

    Fish and Chips Swiss-style

    I am always in favour of restaurants doing one thing very well, rather than carrying too many dishes all of which are mediocre. The ‘Restaurant du Port’ in the Swiss town of Rolle (nothing to do with the grape variety found in white Bellet) exemplifies such mastery. Maybe there are a couple of other dishes on the […]

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