Chateau Haut-Brion

Chateau Haut-Brion   Ahhh, Chateau Haut-Brion. I had never tried a bottle before and normally, this stuff is way out of my price range. However, my good friend John had […]

Chateau Giscours Margaux

Chateau Giscours Margaux Firstly, I like a Margaux. I’ve had numerous ones over the years and the Chateau Giscours Margaux is now safely in my top 5. The grounds and […]

Chateau Pape Clement

Chateau Pape Clement Firstly, Chateau Pape Clement is one of the oldest planted vineyards in the region, with the first harvests taking place around 1252. It was given to Bertrand de Goth when he became Archbishop of Bordeaux, […]

Chateau Cantenac – Saint Emilion Grand Cru

Chateau Cantenac – Saint Emilion Grand Cru Yes, the Bordeaux area! I always love visiting here. In addition to having family close by, there is an awful lot of wine […]

Wine Taste Lovers Tour

Wine Taste Lovers Tour No driving, no organising, no language barriers, no worries! On our Rioja odyssey, we used one company, Wine Taste Lovers. Their website can be found here. […]

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Bodega Valdelana

Bodega Valdelana Firstly, I looked at staying at Marques de Riscal hotel, you know, the one designed by Frank Gehry. I checked for our dates. £425 per night? You’re […]

Bodega Marques de Riscal

Bodega Marques de Riscal

Bodega Marques de Riscal Buildings don’t get much more distinctive than this! Bodega Marques de Riscal is situated in the town of Elciego, which is nestled in front of the Sierra […]

Tondonia Winery – Zaha Hadid Pavilion

Tondonia Winery – Zaha Hadid Pavilion Gorgeous wine and gorgeous architecture! The Tondonia Winery – Zaha Hadid Pavilion was another on our ‘must see’ list while we were in La […]

Campo Viejo Bodega Tasting

Campo Viejo Bodega Tasting ‘No thanks!’ is something I have NEVER said when being offered a glass of wine. And at Campo Viejo, it was no different! In the first […]

Bodega Marques de Riscal

Planning a trip to the Rioja Bodegas (Wineries)

Planning a trip to the Rioja Bodegas (Wineries) Ok, you want to sample some good Spanish Rioja with some stunning architecture, sunshine and tapas thrown in for good measure? But […]

Vivino Wine App

Vivino Wine App- A really useful wine app to add to your phone

Vivino Wine App I would like to introduce to the useful Vivino Wine App. This is not on behalf of the company, I wouldn’t do that to you, you know, […]

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Marlborough Wineries – So much more than Sauvignon Blanc

While the Quantum Physicist – Philosopher might say “There is no spoon” it didn’t help me stir my tea that morning when I couldn’t find one in the drawer. The […]