Wine 2019 – Grape Harvesting, Chafor Wine Estate, Gawcott

Sunday 20th October, 2019 – Grape Harvesting, Chafor Wine Estate, Gawcott In a fit of possibly misplaced enthusiasm I volunteered for one of the local wine grower’s grape harvest, thinking that ahead of taking the WSET 2 course in January 2020 I should maybe take a look at the wine making process from the sharp…

Travel 2019 – Leicestershire Weekend, Day 1, Leicester

Saturday, 12th October 2019 – Leicester I realise Leicester may not be your obvious first choice when considering where to go in the UK, but bear with me. Actually if you try to get any tourist information in advance, you could be forgiven for thinking Leicester’s tourist information office don’t think it is either, between…

Food 2019 – Lorne, London

Saturday, 5th October 2019 – Lorne, London In between two exhibitions we really needed to make sure we found some food. A quick online search in the vicinity of Buckingham Palace threw up Lorne Restaurant, which was well located and well reviewed by a critic I respect, the splendid Marina O’Loughlin, back when she was…