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Diversity is what makes life at Hotel TerraVina so enjoyable…..

I could never accuse my life of being boring- hectic, frenetic, diverse and exciting yes, but certainly never dull. It seems to me that what I pack into a week is often impressive and by the end of the week … Continue reading

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Teenagers, Puppies and Husbands- Another week in the life of Hotel TerraVina

Thirteen years ago today, on the 17th May, my life changed forever with the arrival of our son, Romané. He was a calm and contented baby, a happy toddler, an engaging child and today he became a teenager….. Gerard and … Continue reading

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Gerard Basset, Hotel TerraVina and the Wall Street Journal, all in the same breath…

As many of you are aware here at TerraVina, we are very proud of Gerard and all of his achievements. The “icing on the cake” after a fantastic win in 2010 was his award of an OBE in 2011, for … Continue reading

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News Flash… an exciting event at Hotel TerraVina

I rarely use this blog as a direct marketing platform for the hotel as I think we have the website, Facebook and Twitter to make use of for such activities… however just now and then I break my own rules … Continue reading

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Hotel TerraVina takes a trip down memory lane at a recent wine event in Brighton…

Gerard and I have rarely returned to any of the Hotel du Vin hotels since we sold them in 2004. However, last night we ventured back to Brighton HDV as Gerard was invited to be a co-guest speaker with his … Continue reading

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Gerard writes the weekly Hotel TerraVina blog this week…

Nina has been “suggesting” (read that as nagging rather!) to me for the last few months to write at least once on her weekly blog as a guest blogger, but I kept finding excuses to escape from it!  However, following … Continue reading

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Hotel TerraVina has great cause for celebration…..

It is of course very difficult to give gifts to people who have everything and I always think that men are trickier than women to buy presents for….. thus since Gerard’s fantastic win at the Sommelier World Championships last year, … Continue reading

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Practice makes perfect…………or so they say, I’m still practicing, but having great fun improving!

Doesn’t time fly by…..I cannot believe that I started writing my blog way back in February 2010- a blog was not something that I had actively thought to tackle, but I was persuaded to give it a go and I have … Continue reading

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Royal tiaras, PR coup and hotel takeovers….. what an end to one month and an exciting start to the next here at Hotel TerraVina

The month of April certainly ended well with the brilliant Royal Wedding all going off seemingly without a hitch. The happy couple looked radiant, in love and very pleased with the whole day- the bride looked lovely, the groom justifiably … Continue reading

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Hotel TerraVina basks in the sunshine as we look forward to Easter and too much chocolate!

Doesn’t the world seem a brighter and better place when the sunshines. The start of this week has bought glorious sunshine, birdsong and Spring flowers to the forest making it feel even more magical and special. We are all feeling … Continue reading

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