Advancing and France-ing

This summer has been one of transition. One of questioning, of thinking of the future, past and present.  I am of the strong belief that there is a point in everyone's life where they wonder that they are on the right path; in life, work, and play. Sometimes, you can have more than one episode... Continue Reading →

In the Footsteps of the (Chateauneuf du) Papes

When I began writing this, Joe and I were resuming a solid form after almost melting in mid-30 degree heat for two days in Avignon. Structural integrity and rapidly escalating temperatures aside, it was a refreshing break that brought a new appreciation of wine, fresh croissants, and air conditioning. We took the Eurostar direct summer... Continue Reading →

Côtes de Provence on the edge of Lewisham

Reading any wine-related social media post or drinks column, it's obvious rosé has exploded this year. Joining the realms of Aperol Spritz, Pimms and towering crisp lagers as the quintessential summer drinks, it'll be permeating every barbeque and summer party until the temperature drops low enough to render outdoor events after 8pm unfeasible. I've often... Continue Reading →

Meeting the In-Laws and Other Reasons to Drink

June arrived this week, and if you listened carefully you could hear a universal declaration of "well, it's summer now" rippling around every office in the vicinity. It's a statement of intent to organise outdoor parties, picnics, and steadfastly barbecuing whether or not the forecast changes from 26 degree sunshine to humid thunderstorms in the... Continue Reading →

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