View from Chapel of La Madonne towards Fleurie

My first wine of 2017 was a Beaujolais, a Fleurie, from Château de Grand Pré. Chosen after I had met the cousins Romain Zordan & Yann Bertrand in December.

Back to wine school at Sager & Wilde Restaurant - Food Power

I went back to Wine School at Sager & Wilde Restaurant in Bethnal Green for my latest Gina's Jaunt. With a stock of wines, we were in good hands.

El Lagar wine, JCGRestaurante, Malaga

Attracted by stars, Michelin stars, I went along to sample the tasting menu at JCG Restaurante in the Spanish city of Malaga.

Dirty & Rowdy - the perfect wine, with all the earthiness of a Mourvedre, to take out when I was called a 'maverick'... full of Californian sunshine, dirtiness & rowdiness

Dirty & Rowdy - the perfect wine, with all the earthiness of a Mourvedre, to take out when I was called a 'maverick'. full of Californian sunshine, dirtiness & rowdiness

Ageing gracefully, Patrick Piuze's Chablis cellar in Burgundy

Ageing gracefully, Patrick Piuze's Chablis cellar in Burgundy

Enjoying JM Seleque Champagne at Bubbledogs, London

Enjoying JM Seleque Champagne at Bubbledogs, London

Wine cellar at Domaine Kumpf et Meyer, a natural wine producer in Alsace.

Wine cellar at Domaine Kumpf et Meyer, a natural wine producer in Alsace.

Catherine Riss, a natural wine producer in Alsace.

Alsace is one of the world's top regions for natural wine, and home to producers such as Kumpf et Meyer and rising star Catherine Riss.

Mathieu Deiss, Vignoble du Reveur

Capturing the most sublime & connected food & wine experiences from around the world, with some Power Reflections on the senses on the side.

A row of bottles from Domaine Hugel, Alsace

Capturing the most sublime & connected food & wine experiences from around the world, with some Power Reflections on the senses on the side.

Two wine glasses upstairs at RM

Everyone needs laughter, singing & dancing to feel good, to reduce stress & to get the heart pumping. I got plenty in Lyon during the Festival of Lights.

Cuvee Spaciale 2015, a Fleurie from Beaujolais by Romain Zordan.

Cuvee Spaciale a Fleurie from Beaujolais by Romain Zordan.

Quebrada de Ihaunco, Central Restaurant, Lima

I flew more than to indulge in the tasting menu at Central Restaurant in Lima.

An Alsation Gewurztraminer by Gerard Schueller. Goes very well with intense, spicy Asian food. Tasted at Lyle's Restaurant with Guest Chef Jowett Yu.

Jewett Yu of Hong Kong's Ho Lee Fook is the latest guest chef to amaze diners with a modern take on traditional Chinese food at Lyle's Restaurant in London.

A review of restaurant & wine bar 40 Maltby Street, one of the best places in London to find natural, organic wine.

A review of restaurant & wine bar 40 Maltby Street, one of the best places in London to find natural, organic wine.

From Twitter feed of @Carlos7alella

Who on earth would love those annoying little insects that feed on ripening and rotting food items? Know how to get rid of fruit flies by reading this post

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