Notes, ideas and reflections on my various travels.

Touring the south of France

Courtesy of Le Gard tourist board and The Foxley Docket magazine I've been on the road around around Nimmes looking at the wines and food of the region. Le Gard is one of those places you associate with the La belle vie. Think long rustic lunches of hearty French cuisine, »

A Bulgarian Wine Journey

Accepting an invitation to judge at Vino Balkanika was an easy decision. This intimate competition for indigenous Black Sea and Balkan grape varieties is now on its 4th edition and deals only with wines built from local grapes. Held in Veliko Tarnovo, a medieval fortified town in central Bulgaria, two »