There are days, I reflect, watching Michel Jacob — a youthful Charles Aznevour look-alike — wrap an apron around his waist to cook a gourmet feast, when I quite enjoy my work. Having Michel and his vivacious wife Isabelle Mathieu blithely rustle up a fantastic meal exclusively for guests to their winery Serge Mathieu near […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The slogan “enjoy your workout” is an anomaly to me. Does anyone actually enjoy exerting their bodies to sweating point over those triffid-like metal monsters? Gym bunnies clearly thrive on honing their biceps until each arm resembles an anaconda digesting a koala. My idea of enjoyment is travel, food and wine – a world that […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Just the mention of the word “France” conjures up images of food and wine. Fashion, art, design, or lovers in a clinch on the Seine, may spring to the minds of others, but my pulse quickens to the beat of numbered bottles and Michelin stars. That said, French food does not always whet the appetite. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
We used to holiday in Hermanus in Southern Cape Province, South Africa. I would spend days visiting wineries and tasting new wines. The wine fraternity is small and welcoming and soon these people became my friends and mentors. I decided to introduce these icon wine producers to social friends at a wine tasting at my […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
History has taken its toll on the region of Champagne. WWI shrapnel pockmarks the walls of the few remaining chateaux and white crosses still speckle the hills, reminding us of the terrors of man. The French Kings were crowned in Reims before the French revolution in 1789 and its Cathedral is a tribute to Gothic […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Finest wines fit for a Princess The South African flag is flying high in Monaco! The marriage of Ms Charlene Wittstock has created a unique opening for South African wines and Juliet Cullinan has not skipped a beat in seizing the opportunity to showcase some quality wines in the Principality. The success has been overwhelming […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Bruce Robertson I called him Sexy Chef.He was my closest male friend and confidant. Bruce was intense, encompassing, dynamic, like a neon lights in a world of watercolours. His mind raced, skipped and jumped, constantly designing, constantly moving, but when you caught it, and him, for even a moment, you discovered genius. Time, different cities […]Continue Reading... No Comments.