Letter From The Mosel – 1


  Tony Lee and Renna Benson are walking from Rotterdam to Assmannshausen. This is  how it went     “The young man showed us the plastic bucket filled with bunches of freshly picked grapes. “Bitte” he said, along with some German I couldn’t understand! He wants you to taste them explained a Swedish couple nearby.…

Tasting Trimbach 2007


  We have been visiting the Alsace wine region for nearly a quarter of a century and on each occasion, have stopped at Maison Trimbach to taste with two generations of their winemakers. The first Alsace tasting I arranged for the Harrogate Medical Wine Society was tutored by Joanna Lock MW. That was over twenty…

London Wine Fair 2018


  The 2018 London Wine Trade Fair was held under new management at Kensington Olympia from 21 – 23 May. I went there on Day 1       Ben & Emma Robson of Bat & Bottle were there for the first time, showing their fine Italian collection. Ben made me taste his new Tuscan…

Camino Portugués – 5


Tony & Renna complete Camino Portugués   “We planned the Camino on a day to day basis. Right from the start our intended arrival into Santiago was Friday 18th May. We then planned for a day to sample the sights of Santiago (a city we have already visited several times, as walking the Camino is…

Camino Portugués – 4


“In the past Renna has commented that I only show her with a glass of wine in her hand, so this time I’ve varied things to show her walking. We’ve had a lovely week with some wonderful days spent walking alongside Atlantic beaches as the waves came crashing in and the spray misted our glasses.…