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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
Before I begin this week’s blog, let me start by stating that I do not possess a competitive bone in my body- however I am married to a very dear man, who in his latest tweet, Raymond Blanc describes as … Continue reading
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Despite all the carefully laid plans, preparations and scheduling for this Chilean trip, all that not withstanding we were badly let down by the airline who flew us from Heathrow to Madrid….. in fact so badly let down that I … Continue reading
That’s it we are ready to go- the cases are packed, the preparation is at its end, there is little else left to read, train or prepare for. We fly to Chile on Friday and then the competition begins with … Continue reading
The weeks are flying by…. Just over two weeks to go before the ASI World Sommelier Championship takes place and preparation is on going but with a change of pace. Last week I went back to my adopted roots- I … Continue reading
Another week of Studying and Tasting in preparation for the ASI World Sommelier Competition taking place in April in Chile….. As most weeks I have been juggling working and running Hotel TerraVina with studying hard and tasting “blind” as many … Continue reading
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