In 1661 Racine pronounced that, “The wine of Uzès is the best in the realm.” Three hundred and 45 years later Hélène and I found out that Racine knew of which he […]
Spending a few unhurried days in London, my long ago home town, brings back many interesting memories. As Samuel Johnson said: “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of […]
Not so long ago, some in the European Union were pushing for vacations to be declared a human right. But with Brexit on the horizon, the idea of a free cruise may […]
This week my amazing Mum celebrates her 100th birthday with two champagne tea parties. I couldn’t be more proud of her.
My wife Hélène has provided invaluable support to my vinous aspirations, but it would all have been impossible had I not been aided and abetted by a very special angel we found […]
Sailing around the tip of South America was once the fastest way to reach the Far East, Australia and the South Pacific. But as we discover, Cape Horn’s reputation as one of […]
Market to Table: The Cookbook has been launched as an e-book. What a lot of lessons I’ve learned in bringing together five year’s worth of blog recipes and nine episodes of the […]
Like Charles Darwin, we sail down the Beagle Channel to the end of the world at Ushuaia and discover the majesty and mysteries of Tierra del Fuego.
In Nottinghamshire, it is hard to escape the legend of Robin Hood, but in Yorkshire the authorities have renamed the former Robin Hood Airport.
We had settled in for lunch in the tiny hamlet of Fanlac deep in the Dordogne. I had selected the ‘Le Gourmand’ option from the menu. Can there be too much of […]