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Hospitable South Africa.

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Bordeaux Intercontinental.

Yesterday saw a first for Bordeaux; The Grand Hotel at the heart of the city became France’s 6th Intercontinental Hotel. …

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So many wines, so little time.

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Hong Kong or Frong Kong

I’ve just returned from two weeks teaching and tasting in Hong Kong. It’s always a pleasure, such an exciting place to …

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A New York State of Gastronomy.

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A diet of sunshine

For those of you that enjoyed testing the recipes from Shelina Permalloo’s book I mentioned in a previous post, you …

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Right bank or Libournais?

There is so much that is new on the right bank of Bordeaux at the moment that I hardly know …

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Dining in and out of town.

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