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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...

Wine and Food in the Borderlands

Wine and Food in the Borderlands Posted: 4th June 2019 These days when I go to Austria I seldom chance it beyond the Vienna’s wide...

Champagne

Champagne Posted: 1st May 2019 Back in the nineties I seemed to spend half my life padding around the Champagne region. I did pieces for...

Disappearing Kentish Town

Disappearing Kentish Town Posted: 2nd April 2019 When I first moved to Kentish Town in central North London twenty-four years ago there were plenty of...

Gérard Basset

Gérard Basset Posted: 1st February 2019 Gérard Basset died from throat cancer this month. It is sad news, not least because he was younger than...

The Spirit of Christmas Present

The Spirit of Christmas Present Posted: 2nd January 2019 Christmas is certainly not what it was. Even in my callow twenties I recall one year...