Articles tagged with the tag “Trips”

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…

Cava, take a bow

Because Cava didn’t have the Pizzazz of Champagne or La Dolce Vita connotations of Prosecco, the category languished in the supermarkets with mass produced examples reinforcing stereotypical preconceptions that Cava was a cheap wine with bubbles. Without an audience for anything of quality none of the better bottles could find a home here. Without demand…

August Adventures

What an August! So now I am royally determined to take the whole month off every year. How has it taken so long to understand how right our continental cousins are about this? No matter how inconvenient it might be to holidaymakers arriving to find restaurants, hotels and activity centres closed for the month at…