Our regular visits to Rome have obviously been suspended this year and we have missed our biannual trip to watch the Italy v England 6 Nations Rugby as well as regular trips for further exploration of the history, culture, food… Read More ›
Wine Wednesday: Tasting with a “Sour Greek”
How a bottle of Greek wine evoked memories of a holiday in Athens many years ago, reminding me of The Parthenon, Delphi, The Plaka, and street food such as kebabs, grilled octopus and moussaka.
Wine Lovers Masterclass: #1 The Neuroscience of Wine Tasting
An easily understandable description of how our brains interpret personal taste in wine, especially how it is “smell” rather than “taste” that makes the greatest contribution. Your personal wine tasting and wine appreciation will never be the same once you have discovered the secret of retronasal smell.
Wine & Philosophy “I Drink Therefore I Am”
What’s the connection between Francis Bacon, Roger Scruton, Dr B’s PhD, and a glass of Cabernet Franc in a wine bar called Cave Voltaire in Chinon, the home town of Rabelais? This is going to be one hell of a… Read More ›
Picture behind the story #21 “Murdering Chillies” in Kathmandu!
My sister in law decided she wanted to make some chilli pickle so asked her husband, Dr Madan, to go out early morning and buy enough to make a few jars. We drove out to the Swayambhu area (Monkey Temple)… Read More ›
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