Archive for “November2014”

Georgian wine 8000 years on

  I went to Georgia in March, and it was without doubt the highlight of my year. The Georgians themselves are so full of good humour and energetic hospitality. There’s a sense of magical realism about the place, from Shota Rustaveli’s “The Knight in the Panther’s Skin” to the enigmatic mountain ranges which quietly watch…

Chêne Bleu – a profile

It’s stunning, right? This was a labour of love that rose from rubble, rubble that was profoundly caked in bird and animal excrement. Painstakingly restored from that to the picture above took a decade and a priceless amount of patience.   I first met Nicole Sierra-Rolet on a flight back from Vinexpo, the international trade…