A Wine Trip to Calais – Booze Cruise!

Stocking up on wine for a party or a wedding…or just because?  A wine trip to Calais is definitely worth doing if you are purchasing a significant amount.  Dan and I are getting ready for our wedding at the end of August and with 200 guests we’re going to need a lot of wine! Having…

English Sparkling Wine Tasting at Albury Vineyard

Today I’d been invited by Abel & Cole to visit the beautiful Albury Vineyard nestled in the Surrey Hills.  Albury is a certified organic and biodynamic vineyard and their wines are now available to purchase through Abel & Cole.  That’s right, they don’t only do veggie boxes as I’ve just discovered but they have meat,…

Lausanne for Foodies – From Fondue to Fine Dining in Switzerland

Recently I was invited to Switzerland for the weekend to eat, drink and be merry.  I was on a tour of Lausanne for Foodies and I loved every bite!  Lausanne is a beautiful town on the shores of Lake Geneva (or Lac Léman as it’s actually called), in Switzerland.   Getting to Lausanne Lausanne is about…

Les Caves Ouvertes de Vaud – Région du Léman, Switzerland

This weekend I was lucky enough to be on a Foodie Tour of Lausanne and to experience Les Caves Ouvertes de Vaud.  Literally meaning ‘Open Cellars,’ this is a weekend of wine set against the beautiful backdrop of Lake Geneva (or Lac Léman as it’s actually called). Taking place in the canton (region) of Vaud, Les…

Wine Tasting in Rioja, Spain

This morning we woke up in San Sebastian early as we had a fun day planned – Wine Tasting in Rioja – and even more important than that…It was MY BIRTHDAY!  I’m a bit of a princess when it comes to my Birthday and there’s no wasting a second of it by sleeping in! Every…

Wine Tasting in Margaux & Moulis – Médoc, Bordeaux, France

As part of our recent trip to Bordeaux, I was invited by the Bordeaux Tourist Board to go on one of their many wine tasting tours around the region.  We decided on an afternoon tour of the Médoc region including Wine Tasting in Margaux and Moulis.  I love a good Margaux wine and was very…

24 hours in Bordeaux, France – A City Dedicated to Wine!

Arriving in Bordeaux to gorgeous sunshine we were all smiles for the first stop on our road trip tour of Western France and Northern Spain.  With our love of wine, Bordeaux was the obvious first stop!  We only had 24 hours in Bordeaux so we had to make the most of our time there. There…

A Weekend in Hamburg, Germany

Last weekend the Come to Hamburg Program kindly invited Dan and I for a weekend in Hamburg to experience everything that the city has to offer.  3 days full of fun, food, ferries and fish markets which you can read all about below! The First Night Travelling after work, we arrived late into Hamburg Airport…

Catalonian Wine Tasting

Last summer I spent time in Cadaques and Cap de Creus in Catalonia, Spain.  We had such an amazing time in this beautiful part of the world, hiking, swimming, eating and of course, drinking the local wine.  Hidden beaches you can only reach by swimming or kayaking, plenty of National Parks to Hike in and…

Why Wine?…Wine Course – WSET

Why do a Wine Course? Wine is one of my greatest passions.  It’s delicious, decadent and one of life’s simple pleasures.  It has the ability to bring people together, it has huge historical importance and to me it is one of the most enjoyable ways to spend an evening.  Opening a good bottle of wine…

Chicken & Chorizo Stew with Rioja, Spanish Style

Firstly I’d just like to wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR!  I hope 2017 brings you all health, happiness and prosperity and that you and your loved ones have had fun celebrating the festive season.  We spent our New Years in Madrid (more about that in another blog post), but with memories of Spain fresh in…

Brunello Tasting in Montalcino, Tuscany

To read more see A Day in Talamone, A Wedding In Siena, A Weekend in Siena  Well, we couldn’t very well go to Tuscany and not go on a wine tasting day could we?  Dan and I have a special love for Brunello (it’s the earthy, leathery flavours that I love so much) so we decided to…