Raising a toast to the champagne industry

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Although alcohol sales and consumption have risen in the last six months, the champagne industry is feeling the effects of COVID-19, with parties, weddings and other celebrations cancelled to limit the spread of the virus. Champagne houses are now reporting that they will have up to 100 million bottles likely sitting in storage unsold by […]

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Good reads for lovers of Provence

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There are literally thousands of books about Provence: guide books, armchair travel companions, historic overviews, culture, food, wine … not to mention the novels and “expat” stories set in Provence. So where does one start? Well, we’ve read lots of them; some are simply marvellous (thanks, Peter Mayle for making it an impossible act to […]

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