Elephants working the vineyards in Thailand
Posted on 14 Sep 2012
Wine drinkers are familiar with the terms 'Old World' and 'New World' to refer to different wine regions, but if the Monsoon Valley Winery in Thailand has anything to say about it, we'll be adding the term 'New Latitude' to the list. Thailand makes... READ MORE »
Posted on 12 Sep 2012
The more places to buy wine, the better! As of September 12, Londoners will have a new destination to peruse, sample and shop – the New Street Wine Shop. Part of the D&D restaurant group, the New Street Wine Shop is a colourful, well-designed store located in London... READ MORE »
Agustin Trapero
Posted on 06 Sep 2012
Hailing from El Tiemblo in Spain, Agustin was practically born in a vineyard, but it wasn't until he came to the UK in 2001 and began working in restaurants here that his love of wine also became a career. He joined Launceston Place in the summer of 2011 after completing a... READ MORE »
Posted on 06 Sep 2012
If you love the elegant richness of the greatest white wines from Burgundy, then you're going to love Henriot Champagne. The Henriot style has always been dominated by Chardonnay from only the best Premier and Grand Cru vineyards.  The wines are blended solely with... READ MORE »
Red wines from Virginia
Posted on 24 Aug 2012
The wines of Virginia are starting to build a following and now I know why – they’re really good!  We know California, we’re comfortable with Oregon and Washington State, we’re intrigued by New York’s Finger Lakes, and Virginia we’re... READ MORE »
Photo courtesy of Marqués de Riscal
Posted on 08 Aug 2012
Marqués de Riscal are three words that spell Rioja.  They have been producing spectacular wines in this area since 1858 and this year are celebrating the 150th anniversary of their first vintage (a few bottles of which still exist in their wine cellars!). However,... READ MORE »
Hotel Lone Croatia
Posted on 02 Aug 2012
After three fabulous days in the beautiful Croatian region of Istria, our flight home was scheduled to depart at the respectable hour of 3pm.  Instead of an early wake-up call and another winery visit (which we no doubt would have rallied for), we only had to hop on the... READ MORE »
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Posted on 02 Aug 2012
On a trip to the picturesque Croatian region of Istria earlier this year, a group of fellow bloggers and I were introduced first-hand to the wonders of Croatian wine (I’ve been a long time fan) as well as some of the country’s culinary specialties. After a... READ MORE »
Olive oil tasting at Chiavalon
Posted on 02 Aug 2012
If you’ve been to Croatia, you’ll know that it’s a country of stunning scenery, crystal clear waters and fascinating history.  You will also know that they are serious foodies and also make some incredible wines (some of my favourites in fact) and produce... READ MORE »
The Cattunar vineyards
Posted on 02 Aug 2012
  Croatian wines are some of my favourites. I spent a few days in the region of Istria earlier this year and if you haven’t been yet, add it to your list of ‘must visits’! After a fabulous morning tasting the wines of Piquentum in their old atomic bunker... READ MORE »