In two weeks it will be Thanksgiving in Canada, and for the third year in a row, I’m going to miss all the fun and festivities, but some outstanding holiday recipes follow […]
An oenophile in need of a wine break? Astonishing, but true. Our Cabernet kid, Jim Walker and his troop of tipplers had planned a day off near the end of their 1988 […]
In our little Yorkshire village, the sense of community pride is such that every garden is filled with flowers and manicured to within an inch of its life, the lanes are spotless, […]
Located in northwest Italy about 35 miles south of the magnificent Alps and a stone’s throw from the gorgeous Italian Lake District, Milan offers a sublime mixture of high end fashion, historical […]
What are they thinking, those litterbugs, when they drop their rubbish in the park or at the side of the road or in the river? Obviously, they aren’t thinking at all, so […]
It’s hard to believe, but Claudia Cardinale, Hugh Grant and Jackie Chan have something in common with our wine scribe Jim Walker.
All the plastic bags, bottles and rubbish we casually throw in the gutter end up our streams, rivers, lakes and oceans. We have to take personal responsibility for our litter, or we […]
In August of 2017, I wrote about the negative impact that large cruise ships were causing for small ports and historic city centres in a blog called Is my ship too big? […]
The argument over what constitutes an authentic Salade Niçoise continues to rage. Today, I’m adding fuel to the fire, as I continue my search for new salmon recipes.
Euripides is said to have observed, “Where there is no wine there is no love.” This was not the case when our wine scribe Jim Walker and his wee band of intrepid […]