We were a little surprised to need a pink win last night. I had got a little ahead of myself and put a bottle of Bonjorne Rosado in the fridge hoping to drink some tonight to celebrate a Mark Cavendish stage win – it sounded kinda like Bonjourno. But against the odds HighRoad won the… Read More »
Does anyone know where I can get Trento DOC in the UK? I suspect I’ll want to celebrate with Mark Cavendish again today, and there’s only so many pink wines I can drink during the Giro. I’d love to drink Trento DOC whilst watching podium celebrations. I suspect I could even open the bottles far… Read More »
Last summer I cycled along the Danube from Germany through Austria and Slovakia to Budapest in Hungary. It was a great pilgrimage and largely flat apart from a short section in Hungary which took us high up above the Danube and into vineyards. Most of the route through four countries was well paved and well… Read More »
This week we’ve had the Tour of California to watch, and it’s been fun to see Mark Cavendish starting his season in style following a couple of stage wins in the Tour of Qatar. Sadly I don’t think there are any vineyards on the Isle of Man so we’ve been drinking Dr Okell’s India Pale… Read More »
I’m back from the trip down the Danube, I tried some wines, and saw some vineyards along the way. I’ll get around to writing a few up, in the meantime – for the truly nerdy – here‘s a few shots of vines and vineyards in the Wachau. The pictures were taken between Willendorf and Durnstein.
Hurrah for Emma Pooley who won Silver today in the women’s time trial. Having put in a fabulous performance Sunday to help Nicole Cooke take Gold, this one may not have been expected, but was certainly deserved. Go Emma!
No wine today, I’m too excited. Did you see Nicole Cooke winning gold in the road race today? If not, why not – it was amaaaaaazing. Go Nicole go! Related articles Alvarinho Deu La Deu 2001 Vinha Do Seminario Vinho Verde Easy Mussels Steamed In Beer Recipe Aldi Exquisite Collection Limoux A.C. 2012 The Comeback… Read More »
Hurrah for Mark Cavendish who sprinted across the line to take the longest stage in the Tour de France today. A bit harsh on the breakaway who he sprinted past, but hurrah none the less. Time for an English (yes I know he’s Manx but you try growing grapes there) sparkling wine. A Ridgeview Merret… Read More »
I have been drinking wine this week, but I’ve been spilling it on my notes. If you haven’t been watching then now is the time to tune into the World Track Cycling Championships in Manchester. Vicky Pendleton and Chris Hoy have been cleaning up in individual events, Wiggins and Cavendish won the Madison and Rebecca… Read More »
The Paris-Nice cycle race is underway and men in brightly coloured lycra are whizzing through streets that I bimbled through slowly in the cold rain as I cycled my way along the Loire. One of the things that kept me going was the promise of a decent glass of wine at the end of each… Read More »