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Our deeply personal recommendations on where to stay, eat and drink all over the world are supplemented by purple pagers’ own contributions in Your views and a special forum dedicated to travel stuff. Some of the items listed below are mere signposts to a relevant thread on our forum in one of its several stages of evolution. Always check the date of publication and try to find the most recent advice.
One Paris restaurant we really enjoyed for a casual Saturday lunch in early December was Rino in modest premises in the rue Trousseau just east of Bastille. The ever-changing menu is very simple without much choice and with a strong Italian twist (wonderful tagliolini, either cacio e pepe or with. More...
24 Feb 2014 - This establishment did get a Michelin star!  And a special mention for its exceptional wine list.  After la crise viticole forced the closure of many wine co-operative buildings in the Languedoc-Roussillon, I have often wondered what happened to these majestic. More...
29 Oct 2013 I have added a few more recent recommendations below, spurred on by the enthusiasm of Purple Pager Thomas De Waen and others for the new Sager & Wilde wine bar in east London. 30 Apr 2013 London keeps evolving and seems almost immune to any economic downturn. Hence this. More...
In response to my recent article Wine tasting in Geneva and Narbonne , Languedoc resident Richard Neville sends this report on the innovative Les Grands Buffets de Narbonne - JR. A self-service restaurant in which diners eat as much as they want (for  € 25.90 a head) , that. More...
Yesterday we published Wink Lorch's account of the Marquis d'Angerville's foray into the Jura. Last Thursday night on her way back from the recent get together on alpine grape varieties at which José Vouillamoz once again presented Wine Grapes and was able to meet up once more with. More...
We heard it before we saw it, and our hearts jumped into our mouths. A jarring, horrorful, high-frequency clamour, piercing enough to rattle the very fillings of your molars. My wife and I were entering a boutique village pub hotel for a night of quiet escapism. She is the deputy head of a. More...
See our forthcoming collection of reviews of the Languedoc - France's best-value wine region. For those wishing to stay in the very centre of the Languedoc-Roussillon vineyard areas and take advantage of the autumn sunshine in the south of France, there is some good news. Three. More...
In The Malmö Olympics , I explained why I recently found myself flying to Copenhagen and visiting Malmö in Sweden, where my company is based. Here are some of the great places I ate and drank while there, together with a recommendation from back home in Madrid. Pho Bo, Vietnamese. More...
Purple Pager Wink Lorch of www.winetravelguides.com is right. The Jura is a delightfully bucolic region about which I will be writing in more detail but wanted to make two specific recommendations, and to alert Brits to a new flight service to Dole which may also be of use to those planning to. More...
In time, we hope, for those planning a trip to London over the forthcoming holidays, here is a guide to our favourite wine bars in London. As we pointed out here , after years of having hardly any establishments worthy of the wine bar appellation, the capital is now seeing a small explosion. More...
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