Postcard from the Dunkirk beaches …


I have never been to the beaches of Dunkirk before, though my dad spent a few days here in June 1940! Mine is just a quick day trip, including an hour at the small Operation Dynamo Museum en route deeper into France, but I would be pleased if you read and commented on my dad’s…

Wine tasting a Picpoul de Pinet

Wine Wednesday: The Prawn and the Picpoul!


Picpoul de Pinet is one of the lesser known, but rising stars of the white wine world. Grown in the Languedoc region of France it is a fantastic accompaniment for any seafood or as a chilled aperitif on a warm summers day. Still bargain value at under a £tenner a bottle!

Weekend Wineart: Alsace traditional


A visit to the Alsace region of France is an adventure not only into wine, and specifically the white wine grapes of Riesling, Pinot Gris, and Gewurtztraminer, but also a cultural adventure with foods different from anywhere else in France, colourful timbered architecture, metal street signs cleverly marketing shops, businesses and restaurants, together with a…