As the holiday season quickly approaches, one’s thoughts naturally turn to … Champagne! At least that’s what our wine contributor Jim Walker says. Following are some thoughts, facts, quotes and experiences about […]
“Mankind was never so happily inspired as when it made a cathedral,” wrote Robert Louis Stevenson and driving through England’s pastures green, with spires looming on the horizon, I can see why.
It’s hard to find good bangers (English breakfast sausages to the uninitiated) in North America so I’ve been crossing England gorging on bangers and mash. Meanwhile toad-in-the-hole awaits the lucky diner!
Thirty-four years ago our wine scribe Jim Walker’s wife Hélène encouraged him to join her in Paris and then make a side trip to Burgundy. It turned out to be the best […]
World War I ended 100 years ago today and we are right to commemorate this centenary with solemn ceremonies.
Oh what a night! Theresa got her head chopped off. Boris blowed-up good. The torch lit street processions were amazing. The bonfires huge. The fireworks brilliant.
As we travel through English country towns and villages, from Sussex to Gloucestershire, to Lincolnshire and Yorkshire I’m impressed by the abundance of farmers’ markets and the autumn bounty they offer.
Tucked away in the Cotswold countryside, Sudeley Castle is a restored Tudor ruin with a wonderful secret.
Our wine correspondent Jim Walker chronicled his personal discovery of the Dordogne region of France and how he and a group of friends set out in search of the finest wines of […]
The Dordogne region of south-western France holds a treasure trove of things to see and do. As our wine correspondent Jim Walker notes, it is also home to some superb but, sadly, […]