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The Hunter-Gatherer

The Hunter-Gatherer Posted: 4th May 2020 It has been another month in quarantine, another month of survival. Our lives are similar to those led in...

Cooking in Times of Corona

Congratulations to Giles MacDonogh for sharing his 50th  “Wine and Food Diary” Post on Connoisseur !  “Cooking in Times of Corona” Posted: 1st April 2020...

My Night With Boris

My Night With Boris Posted: 2nd March 2020 As regular readers of this blog are aware, in February I go down to the Domaine des Anges in...

My Memories of Michael Broadbent 

My Memories of Michael Broadbent  By Giles MacDonogh I can’t think when I first met Michael. It was sometime after 1985, for sure; maybe the late...

Friedrich Zweigelt

Friedrich Zweigelt Posted: 2nd December 2019 As he leaves us for pastures new, Willi Klinger, the director of the Austrian Wine Marketing Board, has sent...

Whisky: The Connoisseur Guide.

Whisky: The Connoisseur Guide Written by Giles MacDonogh For fifteen years or so I had the enviable task of writing about spirits for one of...

Blaufränkisch/Kékfrankos

Blaufränkisch/Kékfrankos Posted: 1st Novemeber 2019 I became acquainted with the Central European grape variety Blaufränkisch at the beginning of the nineties, when I was working...

From the Battlefields of the Somme to Provence

From the Battlefields of the Somme to Provence Posted: 2nd October 2019 At the beginning of last month I was called away suddenly to Arras...

“Tramp Anniversary” and reminiscences about Marco Pierre White

Tramp Posted: 1st August 2019 Before last month I recall going to the famous London nightclub Tramp just once. To be honest, nightclubs are not really my...

No Weddings, Two Funerals

No Weddings, Two Funerals Posted: 2nd July 2019 June was a month when the deaths of the near and dear greatly exceeded births and when...