Food & Wine

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Being mindful about Spanish ham in Cadiz.

How much do we miss on our Mindful Travel by not taking the time to research or even think about the origins of a meal or a specific food we know nothing about? Spanish ham is a case in point, as we sit in a Cadiz tapas bar and ponder whether to go for the … Continue reading

WordPress Photo Challenge; The Ultimate Experimental …..

How do you choose the best beer to drink in a Prague beer bar? With an experimental tasting of 5 or more beers under strict laboratory conditions of course! Posted from our cruise ship somewhere in the Mediterranean! Experimental

Greek Charcuterie

Originally posted on An Evolving Life:
A little while ago, flying to Thessaloniki from Athens, I saw an article in Aegean Airline’s inflight magazine on Greek Charcuterie. More specifically, the article focused on cured pork products from the Cyclades. Names like loza (or its variations, lonza, lozza or louza), bouboulo (or noumboulo) and apochti (or…

How many grapes have YOU tasted?

My earliest memory of buying a bottle of wine is of a Hirondelle Red as a student in Glasgow in the late 1960s. It cost 2s/6d or 12.5p in today’s money and was made in Austria, subsequently prosecuted for indoctrinating wines with ethylene glycol! My latest purchase is of a case of Pommard, Les Rugiens … Continue reading

Wine Lovers best wine app Masterclass

Wine lovers around the world are currently being bombarded with apps for their smart phones and tablets that can be put to a very wide range of uses, but not always universally. What do I mean by this! Well, basically each wine app is often good at doing only ONE thing, and therefore in choosing … Continue reading

Weekend Wineart: The cellars of Burgundy

Our annual holiday in Burgundy was spent operating as a tour guide to our daughter and husband for one week, and to some close friends from Cumbria for the second week, not complaining …… because it made us interested in a few things we had previously  forgotten about or even never been interested in! One … Continue reading

In praise of French wine cooperatives.

Browsing through the Decanter World Wine Awards in the monthly digital magazine yesterday I was struck by how many wine cooperatives were represented especially in France, and specifically in Burgundy, a region we know well and visit annually. In fact wines from three of our favourite cooperatives won awards for their wines; La Chablisienne, Nuiton Beaunoy … Continue reading

Wine lovers masterclass from a neuroscientist!

Neuroenology, by Professor Gordon Shepherd, Yale School of Medicine The professional wine fraternity seem to have completely glossed over some key findings about wine tasting by Gordon Shepherd, professor of neuroscience at Yale School of Medicine in his recent book Neuroenology. In fact they have been almost frivolous in their reporting with “headlines” about “how … Continue reading

Heavy lifting of Italian Wines from The Wine Society

Italian wines from The Wine Society unpacked and sorted by our house staff!  

5 Brilliant blogs to improve your wine tasting habits

5 Brilliant Blogs To Improve Your Wine Tasting Habits Read the best articles from this weeks wine blogosphere right here, right now, without having to search or browse around! Our best picks include posts on Food & Wine Pairing, Tips For Building a Wine Cellar, The Best Way to Wash & Dry Wine Glasses, Our … Continue reading


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