Rod Easthope Sauvignon Blanc New Zealand 2016

As warm summer is spreading around we’ve decided to check our Naked’s piggy bank account and ask for a summer wine parcel. One of our choices was Rod Easthope’s sauvignon blanc, a fresh, mineral, summerish wine from Martinborough in New Zealand. NOSE: fresh peach, apricot, gooseberry, grass MOUTH:  sweet peach, lime, fresh, summer grass, rocket DRINKING: on the allotment in London PRICE: 10.99 – 14.99 GBP YEAR: … Continue reading Rod Easthope Sauvignon Blanc New Zealand 2016

Toledo – Spain’s medieval treasure

Driving to Toledo from Madrid Airport can take you an hour or so. You can also catch a train departing from the beautiful Atocha station in Madrid, but this time we decided to hire a car. I had some serious ‘backlog’ in Toledo and wanted to make up for it. Having entered the Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary through the Gate of Forgiveness, I … Continue reading Toledo – Spain’s medieval treasure

Tempranillo & Graciano from Dominio de Fontana

We’ve bought this estate wine in Madrid two weeks ago and it was definitely a good choice. This Castilian beauty is pure and fresh and very Spanish. It has a clear palette and not too much acidity. Good for warm evening or night NOSE: medium rare beef – seriously! MOUTH:  vanilla, blackcurrant, and blueberries DRINKING: during Nadal – Thiem match in Rome; this time 6-4 … Continue reading Tempranillo & Graciano from Dominio de Fontana

From Marrakesh to the Atlas Mountains. A diary from a journey. Part I.

Once you leave air-conditioned Marrakesh airport, hot, muggy air gets to your body so forcefully that you start to imagine how hell feels like. The only rescue is to take a bus trip to the city centre ensuring all bus windows are wide open. Drought brings some relief. The thick soup of air turns into a warm breeze. Always something.

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Where to find Vienna in London

There’s one concert every year that we never miss. No matter where we are, no matter how good New Year’s party was and how capable (having had far too many glasses of wine) we are to listen to classical music. It’s New Year’s Concert in the Vienna Musikverein. Yes folks, it’s on New Year’s Day usually around 10 am. One might think it’s a torture … Continue reading Where to find Vienna in London

Sea food story far from the sea and the ocean…

Spain: 4,964 km of coastline and seafood and fish cornucopia. You’ve probably already envisaged us travelling along the Spanish coast or eating fresh fish in some beach shack. Nothing’s more misleading. Kasia was sent to Madrid for long 6 weeks to work intensively on a project. Let’s listen to her story. An exile, I thought initially. But then the second though and a question was: … Continue reading Sea food story far from the sea and the ocean…