It was the final day of our wine scribe Jim Walker’s 1988 weeklong assault on the storied wineries of Bordeaux. That morning he and his thirsty band of imbibers had visited three storied chateaux. Read on to find out about the apt conclusion to their seven day bacchanalia.
Tucked along the mountainous coast between Levanto and Portovenere, the remote villages of the Cinque Terre lie within a beautiful national park with steep terraces, pretty harbours and cliff-side hiking trails that offer sweeping views of the Ligurian Sea. Continue reading “ITALY’S FIVE HIDDEN GEMS”
Leaving a touching memorial service at the Royal Hospital, home to the renowned Chelsea Pensioners in London, and as the sun was setting, I came across a life-size silhouette of a silent soldier, known as ‘Tommy,’ wearing a red poppy. Continue reading “AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN”
Searching the UK for acceptable pub food, what I would call true comfort food, is proving a tough challenge. Continue reading “PUB GRUB”