Rias Baixas

Rías Baixas wine One Foot in the Grapes

Rías Baixas wine region: Home of the albariño grape and amazing seafood!

I put myself through some challenges my friends. In the home of the albariño grape in Rías Baixas I ate the weirdest little barnacles called percebes which cling to wave-battered rocks in the Atlantic Ocean. I ate several. Google them and know I did this for you so I could sample native albariño wines alongside. I …

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Balblair 97 whisky review

Balblair 97 whisky is delicate and “Bryan Ferry smooth”

What was going on in the world in 1997? A  book about a  schoolboy  wizard hit our bookshelves, Pierce Brosnan enjoyed his second outing as a Martini-shaking secret agent, while Tony Blair became Prime Minister for the first time. Oh, and a Scotch  whisky  was laid down in Bourbon casks. Sixteen years on and the eighth …

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