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Europe Festivals & Events

Geneva, Chocolate and a Choco Pass

It would be fun to be in Geneva to celebrate World Chocolate Day on 7 July!

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UK

A Pub and a Garden, West Dean, West Sussex

You can see for miles from the top of the Trundle (the hill overlooking Goodwood Race Course). Whoever it was round about 400 -100BC who decided that this would be the perfect vantage point on the South Downs for an Iron Age Hill-fort knew what he was doing. Belated birthday celebrations But for once it […]

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Europe

Spotlight on Ghent and the Ghent Altarpiece

Main photo: Ghent Spires and Gables. Photo ©Martin Corlazzoli, VisitGent

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France

Calais, Calais Vins, and The Grape Escape

Calais highlights Approximately 27 nautical miles, or 31 regular miles, from Dover is the port and city of Calais. It’s an historic city well worth a visit either for a day or better still longer, and it’s within easy reach of the port either by car or by public transport. Things to see and do… […]

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Destinations

From Tulip Mania to Tulip Vodka

Evidently you can make vodka out of just about anything that can be fermented. As to its taste that basically comes down to what sort of flavour you want to achieve. We are, by the way, talking about the regular vodka, not the fruit flavoured variety. And, for Joris Putman in Holland the flavour was […]

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Binary Botanical

Binary Botanical has been styled as a wine-lovers’ beer – but for us with its unique taste it falls between them both. Our congratulations to Danielle Bekker, head brewer and one of the co-founders of the Good Living Brew Company for this innovative new, sparkling, beverage. Whilst we certainly picked-up botanicals our palettes aren’t good […]