Valentina Andrei and Nicolas Wüst with one of the first in a budding and beautiful collection of wines, Ivresse: think of the elegant sense of the word in French, a state of euphoria.
What to uncork, 10 January – January is a month when I’m not ready for heavy reds again -I want hearty vegetables, a bit less meat, plenty of exercise.
Many – most? – of us tend to repeat certain meals at home and we know what we like to drink with them – and now and again we try something a bit different. But home is about comfort and coziness, while dining out is about splashing out socially and emotionally, whether or not you […]
(Update, 29 December: many thanks to Jancis Robinson for permission to republish in its entirety a new review of my Swiss wine book ). A series of reviews by JR staffer Tamlyn Currin includes a review of Vineglorious! Switzerland’s Wondrous World of Wines, published 27 December. Currin ran a series of year-end book reviews in 2015 and they were so popular […]
I’m now back at work, more slowly than expected after getting a new knee (I underestimated the fatigue factor). The convalescence time reminded me how much we can enjoy life even when our horizons shrink considerably. I’m excited about finally having time to share recent wine trips and discoveries with you as I catch up. On the list – Galician treasures, […]