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DECEMBER 11: Getting ready for Christmas with some homemade flavoured vodka, or gin as I like to call it.

THE LEMON GROVE CHRISTMAS ADVENT CALENDAR: December 11 All gins must be distilled or steeped with juniper berries and then with any botanicals you fancy.  Here I’ve got three bottles of The Lemon Grove Flavoured Gin ™ 😉, each of 500ml.  First in the lineup is Vanilla and Lemon; then Chilli and Lemon, and finally Lemon […]

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Food & Drink, France, What's Happening, Wine

NIGHT-TIME HARVESTING AT MONTCALM

There’s a sign by a small field surrounded by vines being baked by the hot summer sun of southern France, that reads … ‘You are welcome to camp here, but be warned, we harvest at night!’ The sign can be found at the organic vineyard Domaine de Montcalm found just to the west of the iconic Camague national park in southern France.

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Food & Drink, Italy, Review, Travel & Places

GOAT HERDING FOR SEASONAL CHEESE

Gazelle. “That one over there,” says Renato Maunero, “she’s called Gazelle.” He was pointing to a nanny goat struggling to keep up with the rest of the 70 or strong herd and they grazed their way through a glade in the fields just south of the Piemonte hilltop towns of Cherasco and La Morra in […]

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