Monthly Archives: May 2017

Grenache by any other name..

…Would be garnacha. Garnacha is the most widely planted grape in Spain. It was a surprise for me to discover recently that it is Grenache that plays at least second fiddle in Rioja, Priorat and all the rosado you could … Continue reading

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Desperate marketing

  As I was leafing through this weeks “How to spend it” – (national supplement of the year apparently. The press is not what it was) – itself an exercise so intellectually disengaging it lasts barely the full duration of … Continue reading

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Rolls Royce Pilgrim

The late John Mortimer was once accused of being a Champagne Socialist; he countered that he had taken a ride to Canterbury cathedral in his Silver Cloud, he was then surely a Rolls Royce Pilgrim. And I too take my … Continue reading

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Fraternité/ Brotherhood: Legless on 66

Although febrile, the project of Legless on Route 66 is still on, and when I initially dreamt it up, one of the trio of goals was the question of who helps the paraplegics of the third world, or even just … Continue reading

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Ecoute Manu

I’ll be honest, Emmanuel Macron is not a great orator. I’ve sat through three of his meetings and the message is presented calmly, slightly coldly and without uplifting bravado. So be it. Macron is a technocrat, but I hope an … Continue reading

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