It was the spring of 1988. Day three of an oenophile’s dream visit to Bordeaux dawned for our wine scribe Jim Walker and his troop of thirsty tipplers. The day’s destinations … Saint-Émilion and Pomerol. Continue reading “O! BORDEAUX – REVELLING ON THE RIGHT BANK”
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CRUISING
If you’ve been thinking about taking a cruise, you’re not alone. A recent study conducted by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) says that 30 million travelers will take a cruise in 2019, up six per cent from 28.2 million in 2018.
In addition, 18 new ships will be launched in 2019, which will bring the world’s cruise fleet to a total of 272 ships.
For those who have not yet taken the plunge, here are some are some frequently asked questions and answers for the first-time cruiser. Continue reading “EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CRUISING”
A GOOD CAPON
I first became aware of capon at Oundle School, many, many years ago, but it was not until recently that I tasted it. Now I’m a fan. Continue reading “A GOOD CAPON”
O! BORDEAUX – GRAVITAS IN GRAVES
Our wine scribe, Jim Walker, his wife Hélène and two other couples embarked on an oenophile’s journey of a lifetime to Bordeaux, France. Their saga continues as they explore the tasty treasures of Graves. Continue reading “O! BORDEAUX – GRAVITAS IN GRAVES”