Summer sensations

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With Summer in full swing,  what better way to enjoy these balmy days than with an aromatic, unusual white, an easy drinking rosé in a sexy bottle with a glass stopper, or a light local red which can be served … Read More

MAY MAGIC MOMENTS

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I love May. The countryside is so beautiful at the moment, the nightingale serenades me through the night, the frogs in my pond eagerly compete for attention, and the chaffinches are greedily munching at the hanging peanut container, chattering away … Read More

April Temptations

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As I write this the beautiful melodious tones of the Blackbird announce Spring. The cherry blossoms are stunningly beautiful and powerfully aromatic at dusk. So why am I still lighting my fire and where is the Spring sunshine. Global cooling … Read More

Healthy on the budget

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January is probably my least favourite month, a real anti-climax after the indulgences of December. The bank balance looks dismal, the birds aren’t singing, the mornings are dark, the evenings even darker, and Mother Nature treats us with disdain. So … Read More

Sipping in the Rain

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If you can’t beat Mother Nature, than join her. « I’m singing in the rain, What a glorious feelin’, I’m happy again, I’m laughing at clouds, The sun’s in my heart, …………………………………….and I’m ready for wine. Come on with the … Read More

Sweet Wines

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Sweet Wines With Summer on temporary hold, the barbeques are taking a rest and the old dilemma of what to eat surfaces. For me this is the ideal weather for a good foie gras, accompanied with a chilled bottle of … Read More

ENTERTAINING THIS CHRISTMAS

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  ENTERTAINING THIS CHRISTMAS Log fires, mulled wine, old films, games, country walks, cocktail parties, dinner amongst friends, family get-togethers…….. Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat, and it is time to indulge ourselves in delicious heart warming food … Read More

Valentine

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St Valentine’s Day and Champagne are synonymous. On the official Champagne website, Champagne is described as having Body, Spirit, Soul and ‘Heart’. A wine cannot truly be said to have a heart but……. In the case of Champagne we can … Read More

Christmas

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Christmas gives us the wonderful excuse to indulge ourselves without feeling guilty. Roaring fires, mulled wine, roasted chestnuts, christmas markets, old films, games, country walks, dinner parties, family get-togethers, wholesome food and the opportunity to discover and enjoy some interesting … Read More

Elegant Autumn Reds Autumn

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Elegant Autumn Following a gloriously hot summer with plenty of rosé, now it’s time for some elegant reds, as we make the most of the Autumn sunshine, before the cold winter evenings encourage us to indulge in robust reds. My … Read More

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