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Wider World

Wine Days Out in Victoria, Australia

We asked the specialists at Wine Compass to shine a spotlight on two wine regions in Victoria, south east corner Australia – the Yarra Valley and the Mornington Peninsula. These cool climate regions produce something very different to what a lot of people expect from Australian wine, and are also amazing places to visit. Mornington […]

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Europe

It’s Limburg for Coffee, Wine, Honey and Cherry Vlaai

For years Anna Hyman had known that Maastricht and Limburg in the Netherlands were renowned for food and culinary flair – as well as being famous amongst other things for its eponymous 1992 treaty and the introduction of the Euro, along with several famous sons including Andre Rieu and van Eyck, but had she realised […]

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Getting There

SailSterling to great wines

Enjoy a luxurious week long sailing itinerary taking in the Sicilian Aeolian Islands on fully skippered catamarans, each with its own private chef and hostess. SailSterling, the company, behind these brand new sailing tours, has personally crafted the immersive itineraries through their expertise and knowledge of the area. Spectacular Sicilian Aeolian islands The six night […]

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France

Cheers to Beer

In spite of all her protests friends of Anna Hyman still maintain that her visit to the Nord-Pas- de -Calais region of France to learn more about brewing was actually one glorified pub crawl! There used to be scores of small local breweries in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of Northern France but with the decline of […]

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Germany

Cruising to wine, chocolate and beer

A river cruise is the perfect way to relax as Anna Hyman discovered. What’s not to like -cruising along beautiful rivers at a gentle pace, mooring at quaint riverside wine towns and villages, and on board ship fabulous food and a great crew. We were standing in the Pfaiz Historical Museum in Speyer gazing somewhat […]

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Americas

Discovering Charleston

It was April and Charleston, South Carolina was bathed in warm sunshine – perfect weather for exploring. Anna Hyman set forth to find out what this historic, enchanting city had to offer. ‘I think I am going to move to Charleston’, I said one morning to the delightful waitress, ‘I love this city, it’s really […]