OH fun memories of the Priorat……but boy I won’t miss those dreadful roads!

Precious Pinot Noir

Well after what has been a tough week, I thought it was about time I gave myself a little treat, oh and a treat it was. In the nose you can smell the… Continue reading

The wonders of Piemonte….pictures sometimes speak louder than words

Oud Sluis – a Gastronomic High

What an adventure. Short flight to Brussels, the city of oysters and Lambic beer! Follow this with a short train ride towards the Dutch boarder throw in a Taxi ride and voila “goedemiddag-wilkomme… Continue reading

Fine and Rare Wine Specialist 2013

Excitement draws in as I finally arrive in the magical, mystical city that is Vienna – birth place of both the Schnitzel and darn good coffee (well birth place may be a bit… Continue reading

2002 Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

Closed, disappointingly so in fact. The only distinguishing aromas I was getting were oddly that of green almonds and oyster shells – not really what one expects when ordering a Napa Cab! But… Continue reading

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti…….Eeek still have goosebumps!

So firstly, I would really like to say a huge thank you to the organiser of this grandiose tasting. I’m really not exaggerating when I say that on this damp January morning, yet… Continue reading

Me, Myself and the Guide Michelin

Recognition, something we all strive for at least once in our lives? And who are these people to judge? But surely it is us with that desire to achieve ratification. We are those… Continue reading

What now?

So what now – all suggestions welcome? Two years later, £3000 poorer and a lot thirstier! These last few months have been atrocious, the unknown and the uncertainty. What if, just what if… Continue reading

When pictures speak louder than words. Osteria Francescana. L’osteria di Massimo Bottura. Modena.Italy. July 2012