This week, Engage Cleveland has a jam-packed schedule of events to help YPs get engaged to Cleveland. YP Week features events from fitness to networking to lunch and learns to wine tastings. On Sunday, I took in two events that illustrate the wide range of activities happening this week. I started my day at Play: […]
The best ham in all of Italy, and perhaps the world. What you need to know.
Michelin Star Restaurant in Oxford – Taster Menu Review There are many VERY good restaurants and pubs in Oxfordshire and we are without question spoilt for choice in this wonderful county. There are however, only 3 restaurants in Oxfordshire which have michelin stars. In 2018 The Oxford Kitchen was awarded 1 star by the Michelin guide. Head Chef, […]
Service: Shy but very attentive Equipment and Facilities: Overall very clean. Excellent washroom Prices: Reasonable Strong points: American hamburgers, Tex Mex cuisine, American craft beer and good variety of drinks. This was my first visit because it had been recommended by an American friend of mine (from Mid West, not California! LOL). For me it […]
In the first of a new series of guest blogs, new GOCV member Paul Shinnie shares stories from his extensive travels round Spain’s wine-making regions and explains the major changes he has witnessed over the past forty years. One of the pleasures of working with Spanish producers is the opportunity to travel round that large country. Such […]
Sometimes, when the four of us stare at one another and are not one hundred percent all aligned what bottle of wine we’d like to get for one of our tastings, which doesn’t happen often, we pop straight into the nearest liquor store and walk directly up to the attendant and ask them for the […]
It is difficult not to be fascinated by Lisbon charm! Look around! The showy trade zones are found side by side with the cozy streets, magnificent castles, and multicolored small houses, decorated with the bright abaciscus. Anyway, a mass of pleasant surprises and pleasures are waiting for you at every step. Here are few recommendations […]
In the past two weeks, I’ve gone on a few day trips around Georgia and I thought I would combine them all into one post for the sake of convenience. My first day trip was to some sights in central Georgia. We began our sightseeing in Borjomi. Borjomi is a resort town in central Georgia […]
Of all the countries outside Europe I would say my favourite has to be Japan. Somehow I find I have an affinity with so much about Japan (though certainly not every aspect of Japanese society). It might surprise British readers who have never visited that so much about this country, however exotic it might seem […]
Our next scheduled cruise will see us hit the Mediterranean for just the second time on a ship, again with Princess, again for just a week, but all different ports.
Here’s five new tastings for you. I’d like to find a way to join them up, but it’s difficult. Travel has given me personal connection with the first two. The third has been in New Zealand wine barrels. The last two I just like. Close enough! Inchmurrin 15yo 15yo, 46% abv, colour 0.4 Loch Lomond […]
It’s not often that I can say I’ve tasted a wine from a grape variety that’s completely new to me, but I did so recently. The grape was Novac and the wine came from the Romanian producer Prince Stirbey (Wine Society, £13.95). A little research showed Novac to be a cross between another Romanian variety, […]
Today’s sermon is about casting away regrets. It is about planning your life in such a fashion so as to avoid potential regrets. Thus, we take as our starting point this morning—as is wise on most any given day—a quote from Mark Twain: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things […]
Today’s world shows a vast number of spectacular drinks like tea, coffee, wine, and beer. To be honest, there is no accounting for taste, but there is a subtle difference between each drink, particularly how the way they affect your body and eventually determine your health. Talking specifically about wine and beer, which one is […]