Month: April, 2014

Notes from the vineyard: Gusbourne Estate

In the first of a series of blogs following the growing season at boutique English wine producer Gusbourne, Ben Walgate, CEO, introduces us to the estate, walks us through the vineyards and prepares for bottling. The first vines may have been planted a decade ago, but the history of Gusbourne Estate in Appledore, Kent, can […]

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants

The results of the San Pellegrino Restaurant Awards 2014 are in, and – with three of the most-rated in the UK and almost 30 from Europe – us Brits have the pick of the world’s fine dining at our fingertips. How many have you ticked off the list? In the awards ceremony some consider a […]

A Tale of Two Sicilies (part four)

Concluding his journey through the different sides of Sicily, David Berry Green takes us via two neoclassical cities to the territory of one sumptuous red grape. Just when you thought you’d seen it all, Sicily’s Val di Noto, south-eastern corner offers some of the most stunning landscape and architecture, hewn out of the brilliant white […]

A Tale of Two Sicilies (part three)

In his penultimate post, David Berry Green ventures from Marsala to Catania, west to east, introducing us to Berrys’ new Sicilian family of five producers he met on the way. Disembarking at Marsala, as General Garibaldi and his mille once did in 1860, one is struck by the stark whiteness of the local stone that […]