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Myanmar – Street Food & Stale Politics

This week, Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy won an overwhelming majority in Myanmar’s historic elections. The Guardian today published an article on the country’s traditional food scene and asks what impact the new political reality is likely to have on the country’s fascinating food culture. In 2010, I toured Myanmar. I asked the…


Wine Tour From Barcelona

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This article first appeared in wineplus.ie- Ireland’s biggest online wine magazine. For your FREE monthly magazine: subscribe@wineplus.ie. As the third most visited city in Europe last year, Barcelona needs no introduction; in 2014 over 7 million people enjoyed the modernist architecture of Gaudí set amongst the old world charm…


Tasting Penfolds Reds

On a bleak and windy autumn’s evening we got together at the Masonic Hall in Harrogate to taste some of the older wines of Penfolds. They came from the private cellar of HMWS member Ian Botwright. We chatted and sipped Joseph cattin’s excellent Cremant D’Alsace Rose which was purchased at the winery during our recent Alsace…