Picnic at Terra Remota

Call me a wine snob, but mostly my heart sinks when an estate lists “wine tourism” as part of their offer. I have visions of chugging around the vineyards in a toy train, headphones clapped tightly to my ears while I fiddle frantically with the audioguide in search of the right language and listen with… Continue reading Picnic at Terra Remota

Arrels del Ví – All the Fun of Empordà’s Wine Fair

If you’re anywhere near Sant Martí d’Empuries on the Costa Brava this weekend, be sure to look in on the Arrels del Ví wine fair – a great chance to meet some of Empordà’s top wine makers and taste their wines

In Praise of Lunch

I love lunch. I like it at home – something simple: a salad of tomatoes and basil with a selection of cheeses… an omelette aux fines herbes…quesadillas with sweetly oozing raclette cheese and guacamole front-loaded with cilantro/coriander…And I like lunch out, whether it’s somewhere swanky like the Auberge de l’Ill (ca. €100) or the menú… Continue reading In Praise of Lunch