The other night, we were flicking through Netflix and happened upon a documentary entitled ‘A Year in Burgundy’ that followed the winemakers of Bourgogne for a full year in their vineyards. I’ve really developed an interest in winemaking and wine tasting over the past few years. We were lucky enough to visit Bourgogne and spend not a quite a year, but a weekend in Burgundy whilst at my friend’s wedding a couple of…

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On our first night in Menorca, we headed away from the seafront in search of good steak and I remembered that I had bookmarked one with great reviews on my TripAdvisor app: Es Forn de Torre Soli Nou. So, we headed down a dark lane somewhere between Es Migjorn Gran and Alaior following signs for ‘Torre Soli Nou’. The restaurant is brilliantly signposted once you are down this lane, so…

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It’s no secret that I’ve recently fallen in love with Italy and the diversity of Italian cuisine. After a recent trip to Tuscany (more on that to come, but see my Instagram in the meantime), that love has only grown. There really is more to Italian food than pizza and through a series of guest chef events, Evoluzione, Hotel Xenia’s in-house restaurant are showing the best of the country’s varying…

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Last week, for the third year in a row, I once again clamoured for reservations to one of my favourite events of the year: the South African Wine Festival at Vivat Bacchus. I didn’t actually get around to writing a review for 2014, but you can read my thoughts on 2013 here. Having just reread my review of 2013 before writing this, I can honestly say that I am stunned…

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