Wine Tasting in Priorat


Wine tasting at Mas Martinet

“Thirty years ago, Priorat was dead” says legendary Spanish cook María José Sevilla. “But I remember Tony Lord [first Decanter editor] saying ‘watch this space,’ that if people had imagination then the region would be big.”… 

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Friday Pot Luck | Week 11

I’m becoming more and more of a magpie, like a deranged Elizabeth Taylor. It’s been aggravated by a recent visit to see the crown jewels at The Tower of London. So many gold sceptres, gold spoons and that enormous Koh-i-Noor Indian diamond set in the Queen Mother’s crown…… 

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Verdene E5, Clapton

Four  years ago a friend moved to Clapton, and spent a considerable amount of time and effort trying to persuade me to open a sherry and tapas bar there. It wasn’t to be. It was nothing to do with the area. Finance, capability and a million other factors were all far bigger issues…. 

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