Posts by: Claire

If you haven’t heard about the battle of the Christmas adverts this year you’ve been living under a stone.  Cartoon bears, malnourished snowmen and singing gingerbread men have been as talked about as the programmes they have interrupted, and a reported 390 million pounds will be invested by retailers on advertising in the last 3…

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Wine snobbery is a concept liberally attributed to anyone who knows their Prosecco from their Cava. It is a widely acknowledged concept that has filtered through to our everyday – to that moment, on a Friday evening, perusing the supermarket wine aisle and trying to decide which bottle your “wine snob” host will pass the…

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Last week I was lucky enough to find myself visiting the renowned Bouvet Ladubay winery in the historic town of Saumur in the Loire. Bouvet Ladubay MD, Juliette Monmousseau showed us around the winery’s “tuffeau” cellars, which we soon discovered are not average wine cellars…  The name “tuffeau” refers to the limestone that the Loire…

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A few weeks ago I joined the Mile High Club.  By this I mean I joined the group of people who have experienced the air-travel Dine Mile High. Inspired by “the golden-age of air travel” the pop-up restaurant offers all the fun and glamour of international air-travel with none of the security checks and delays…

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