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“The Last of Decanter” by Giles MacDonogh

The Last of Decanter Posted: 2nd November 2016 I am not unduly upset by the idea of doors shutting on me as long as others...

The Last of Summer

The Last of Summer Posted: 3rd October 2016 We left a chilly England at eight on the first day of autumn, and two and a...

Eating in Venice

Eating in Venice Posted: 16th August 2016 Looked at from the bottom up, the offerings of Venice’s shops and taverns can seem very similar: the...

‘Saudouso’ for the Alentejo

‘Saudouso’ for the Alentejo Posted: 11th July 2016 My very modest contribution to the literature on Portuguese wine appeared fifteen years ago. It is not...

Asparagus

Asparagus Posted: 1st June 2016 *Editors note: I was rather excited on receiving the latest installment from “The Wine and Food Diary of Giles MacDonogh”...

‘Dungheap Food’ – Eating out in Berlin

‘Dungheap Food’ – Eating out in Berlin                                      by   Giles MacDonogh         Posted: 5th August 2014   ...

Domaines des Anges

    Domaine des Anges   On 26 September I went to the Domaine des Anges in the Ventoux for my twice-yearly visit. The new winemaker, Florent...

An Unhappy Spring

It has been an unhappy spring. The rain has bucketed down, and yet the Met Office has informed us this was the warmest May on...

A Tasting Marathon in Wiesbaden

The last Monday in August is generally the first of two days tasting in the old pumprooms in Wiesbaden. They are dedicated to the ‘Grosses Gewächs’ or...

Noilly Prat

I had a big treat in the middle of the month: I went down to Noilly Prat in Marseillan. The vermouth is made near Sète...