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Where to buy Bordeaux.

  Finding it hard to find that elusive bottle of delicious Bordeaux that won’t break the bank? Well for those …

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Lunch at Latour

It seemed an obvious choice to go to Hotel La Tour for lunch with my friend and fellow Bordeaux wine specialist for …

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Brilliant Brillat

Brillat Savarin, French philosopher, famous for his ‘Physiologie du goût’ written in 1825 was the first food and wine matcher, …

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Burgers and Bordeaux.

It may surprise you to know how much the French love Burgers. There are currently more than  1220 ‘Mcdos’ (as …

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Back to school

It makes a pleasant change to be attending class rather than teaching and this week I had the change to …

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Getting slaughtered.

After a very cool, wet summer England was delightful under the early autumn sunshine this week, and what better area …

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Whisky across the water

Leaving the South West of France in the middle of summer to head north to Scotland – I must be …

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3 new addresses to check out this season in Saint Emilion

Saint Emilion has always been very innovative in wine making and it would seem in wine tourism too. You now …

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A Taste of oak

Want a change from château lunches and Michelin stars when you are in the Medoc? Why not dine at a …

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There’s more to Bordeaux than….

wine and history and culture….…. there’s also food. Traditionally visitors to Bordeaux end up quacking after a few days with …

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