Tag Archives: Wine

In the Frame: Valentine’s Day… this is you 7 day warning!

Did you know that well known romantic, who preferred the chopping block to the divorce court, Henry VIII declared in 1537 that by Royal Charter that all England would celebrate 14th February as St Valentine’s Day. Photo taken during the Lyon … Continue reading

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In the Frame: David Enjalran

This is David Enjalran, the owner and chef of L’Esprint du Vin in Albi, just after he was asked if he would like a second Michelin Star.  The answer was this huge smile and “who wouldn’t”. David was awarded his first … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes with Inside Luxury Travel

Inside Luxury Travel has become one of the most famous luxury travel programmes in the world – why – well, simply in my view due to the drive, stamina, style and ambition of one man, Varun Sharma. We caught up with … Continue reading

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In the Frame: The Chef’s Brigade – La Table du Sommelier

This is the chef’s brigade from La Table du Sommelier in Albi, The Tarn in Midi-Pyrénées.  Why have I chosen this as one of my favourite images?  Well – it has a kind of dynamism – it shows a team that … Continue reading

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Some wine among the vines …

When staying at a wine estate of some reputation, it would seem foolish not to tour the vineyards and sample the wines, now wouldn’t it?  I was staying at one of Spain‘s newest properties near Valladolid, Spain – Abadia Retuerta … Continue reading

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Every hotel should have a stork’s nest ….

The winery estate of Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine, Valladolid, Spain, which opened as a hotel on 22nd March 2012, has a rather unique selling point for bird lovers everywhere.  On the bell tower of the former Santa Maria de Retuerta Abbey, there … Continue reading

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Sunrise at LeDomaine, near Valladolid, Spain

Sometimes – as a trainee photographer as I term myself – we hit pay dirt with a few snaps and for once I was happy with a capture of the sunrise at the historic medieval winery estate, Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine, … Continue reading

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