Cape Crusaders

So what would you do if you were well into retirement age, and had owned and run one of Bordeaux’s most prestigious properties for 30 years? Then you decide to sell it, but being still active and keen to do...

Give me Sunshine

How was January for you? Grey and chilly, with the occasional sprinkling of snow? Perhaps you should have joined the exodus that seems to happen each winter as Yorkshire folk board planes and head down to...

Sealed with a loving fizz

Check the date on this newspaper and you will see that we are rapidly approaching St Valentine’s Day. I only recently looked up the history of this saint and discovered that there may have been several...

New gin on the block

It’s home is in Yorkshire but it was initially inspired by the Spanish approach to drinks and drinking, particularly the Gintonic. Tinker’s journey began back in November when the husband and wife team...

Sardinia wine: Elixir of Life

Giovanni Loi sat at the front of the hall for the lecture by the learned professor. The subject was age, something Giovanni knows a lot about. He is 98, looks about 70 and is a fit as a fiddle. He walked up...