Archive for May, 2014

Culinary Travel, Uncategorized, Wine O'Clock

Wine Cathedrals – Catedrals del vi

Wine Cathedrals – Catedrals del vi

(Apologies to those who believe that God prefers we abstain from wine. That’s not the way I was raised. You might want to skip this post because it’s full of references to booze and what you might consider to be blasphemy.) For me, the act of tasting wine has always […]

May 26, 2014 ×

Eating up Dubai

The Act

The Act

When I was a kid, all I wanted to be was a cowboy. It didn’t matter that I was a girl. I was going to be a pretty cowboy, who ruled the Wild West from the saddle during the day, and then would drape myself over a saloon piano by […]

May 15, 2014 ×

Wine O'Clock

Gabbiano Pinot Grigio delle Venezie 2012

Gabbiano Pinot Grigio delle Venezie 2012

Way back when I was 19 and Pinot Grigio wasn’t fashionable, a sommelier gave me a taste of some. I (an aspiring sommelier), asked him what it was supposed to taste like. He told me “bananas, and rustic country honey”. It was something cheap but at that stage relatively obscure, […]

May 6, 2014 ×

Eating up Dubai

Dubai

Why Tripadvisor Restaurant Ratings are a Waste of Time

That’s a big call, isn’t it. Calling Tripadvisor a waste of time? Crazy. Tripadvisor does have its uses. It’s particularly helpful when looking for an activity in a city you don’t know, or giving you a basic guide of attractions. It’s great at finding a hotel in your price range, […]

May 5, 2014 ×