Alentejo

It is simply Alentejo, not the new Tuscany

August 15, 2019 Jack 0

Driving through an endless savanna where mounds rather than hills rolled lazily toward infinity, a travel article I’d read in The Guardian a couple of years ago popped into my head. It was called ‘A foodie tour of Portugal’s Alentejo’ and claimed that Portugal’s largest region was being touted as the new Tuscany. […]

Food and drink

Buying wine and the illusion of choice

June 1, 2017 Jack 0

What chances have you of finding Croatian wine in the average UK supermarket? Last time we visited Britain we were disappointed to find Spanish wines dominating the shelves. […]

Europe

Portugal, it feels different

May 31, 2017 Jack 0

In the last year we’ve visited Corsica, Bavaria, various Canary Islands, mainland Spain, Chile and Crete. Yet this trip to Portugal is unlike any of them. […]

At the Bar

At the Bar, Wein & Co, Salzburg

July 30, 2014 Jack 0

Wein & Co is a modern wine bar in the centre of Salzburg with a slightly Ikea pine furniture style. Seating is either outside, on curved benches along the wall… […]