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  1. Top Tips for Your Next City Break - Paris
    Posted On: November 19th, 2019

    Top Tips for Your Next City Break - Paris

    Why? The City of Light is synonymous with fine art, architecture, culture, food, wine, fashion, film, music and romance. Why wouldn't you want to visit? How? The Eurostar from London Saint Pancras gets you to the heart of the French capital in as little as 2 hours and 16 minutes. With a check in time of just 40 minutes let...
  2. Top Tips for Your Next City Break - Brussels
    Posted On: January 21st, 2019

    Top Tips for Your Next City Break - Brussels

    Why? The capital of Belgium is the host city of the European Union as well as numerous international organisations making it a vibrant, multi-cultural metropolis with much to offer visitors. Famous for its world class chocolate and beer it also has a diverse restaurant scene and mitteleuropean café culture. With a wealth of Art Nouveau, Neoclassical, Gothic and contemporary architecture...
  3. Top Tips for Your Next City Break - Marseilles
    Posted On: March 15th, 2018

    Top Tips for Your Next City Break - Marseilles

    Why? France's second most populous city has a rich and ancient history dating back to its origins as the strategic Greek port of Massalia. It retains an otherness and aloofness from the rest of mainland France and despite enduring sieges, depravation, scandal, Nazi occupation and troubled race relations it remains romantic, mysterious and welcoming. With extensive renovations prior to its...
  4. A journey to Corsica
    Posted On: December 20th, 2017

    A journey to Corsica

    The London restaurant scene has noticed an increasing popularity for wines from Tenerife and Sicily in the past couple of years. Corsica on the other hand, is still very unknown for many. When I was offered to go there on a buying trip, I first saw the opportunity of visiting a new 'French' wine region (although disputed by the locals...
  5. Top Tips for Your Next City Break: Bordeaux
    Posted On: November 16th, 2017

    Top Tips for Your Next City Break: Bordeaux

    To: Bordeaux     Why? Spread along the twin banks of the mighty Garonne river Bordeaux is the quintessential smart French city with its' elegant 18th century waterfront, tree-lined boulevards and bustling café culture. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2007 and only Paris boasts more buildings listed as historic monuments. It has great galleries, shops, restaurants...
  6. Corsican Hospitality!
    Posted On: June 29th, 2016

    Corsican Hospitality!

    It was back in 2005 that Jason and I made our first foray over to the magical isle of Corsica, resulting in us shipping wines from Domaines Pieretti, Saparale and Torraccia. We (ergo, you, because we can't drink it all) have been enthusiastically enjoying the wines ever since.   Christian raids the hen house   I was fortunate enough to...
  7. Big Days in Burgundy
    Posted On: March 22nd, 2016

    Big Days in Burgundy

    To Burgundy for 'Les Grands Jours de Bourgogne' a brilliant, bi-annual, Behemoth wine tasting which starts in Chablis on Monday morning and trails its way southwards across the world's most illustrious viticultural real estate over the rest of the week.     After an early start, and despite the best efforts of striking air traffic controllers in France (quelle surprise...
  8. Duché d’Uzès
    Posted On: October 14th, 2015

    Duché d’Uzès

    Robin and Jason Yapp   When Robin and Judith Yapp officially retired back in 2004 (unofficially they still help out on a regular basis) they bought a property in the Gard, the better to explore La France Profonde. Not surprisingly they took a keen interest in the local wine and were intrigued to discover the little-known Duché d'Uzès Wine...
  9. The Only Way is Essex
    Posted On: September 10th, 2015

    The Only Way is Essex

    A recent trip to visit friends and relatives on Cape Anne in Massachusetts provided the opportunity to revisit one of my all-time favourite restaurants 'Woodman's of Essex'. Happily, although I had managed to clock a full decade between visits, it hadn't changed one iota. Founded in 1914 by 'Chubby' and Betsy Woodman and still run by their descendants the weekend...
  10. Veni, Vidi – Vinoh Verde
    Posted On: September 5th, 2015

    Veni, Vidi – Vinoh Verde

    Many moons ago, well before family life so that I think counts as moons ago, various groups of friends would have the derring-do just to book a ferry and jump in a car with a copy of the Rough Guide, and head off for a few weeks in the summer. My best man, Gareth and me in the early nineties...

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