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Monaco Yacht Show – what a week!

The sun shone, the Red Arrows flew, the Super yachts gleamed and we poured and poured!!! Four hectic days manning the Riviera Times stand at the Monaco Yacht Show, offering glass after glass of our Vilmart Grand Cellier champagne to ours and their clients, colleagues,...

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3 Day Grape Escape Wine Tour to the Southern Rhone

Dates 5th to 8th JUNE (3 nights) 795€ per person (mid Season) Places are limited to EIGHT (plus your Guides and Hosts, Helen & Nigel) What’s included? Travel in an air-conditioned Mini Bus (pick up and drop off) Accommodation in a luxury “The Winemaker’s House”...

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Riesling Reminiscences

I have finally topped up the dangerously low Riesling levels in my body with a long overdue Wine Tour of Germany. Part work, part pleasure we had an exhilarating time trotting round Weingut’s and Estates in the Pfalz, the Nahe and the Mosel, picking up samples to use...

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Our first FWW Summer!

Yachting, Trotting, Wining & Dining, Drinking & Thinking – our first FWW Summer!
The Brotherton Family Hotel has now closed its doors for the season! All visitors and friends who have
descended on us over the last three months have now gone back to the UK. The...

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Playing “Cupid” at the Table

Food & Wine Matching Masterclass – “Playing Cupid at the Table”! I know I keep banging on about our Wine Tasting Events and I appreciate it sounds like we are simply blowing our own trumpet, but when you trial a new format and it goes off not only without a hitch, but...

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A Wine Tasting Event on our Terrace

An enquiry back in April to organise and run a Wine Tasting Event and Lunch for a Gentlemen’s Club evolved into quite a happening! Firstly, the club is called the CRAFT Club – I envisaged (foolishly), a group of sedate gentlemen whose hobbies included building Sydney...

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All Aboard!

All Aboard – Yacht Crew training! Phew, its been a busy Summer already and yet we’re only halfway through June! Wine Events, Tastings and searching out new and exciting wines certainly keep us busy. We’ve even put our first event for 2010 in the diary – scary, huh?...

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New Wine Courses & Events Dates

You can find all the details for the following Wine Courses and Forthcoming Events under the relevant sections on this site but as we have such a jam packed Summer & early Autumn ahead I wanted to have the opportunity to shout about it - LOUDLY! Firstly, our...

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Wine Tasting Dinner Event in Antibes

I think it’s fair to say that we are still reeling from the success of our 1st Wine Tasting Dinner, held at the fabulous “La Forge” restaurant in Antibes last Wednesday the 22nd April! The day started pretty well too, with a meeting with the CEO and Winemaker of our...

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Champagne Tasting

Wine Tasting in Champagne I know it sounds glamorous and I can’t deny it was a great pleasure BUT it still counts as work!! A trip by car to the UK to celebrate hubby Nigel’s 60th in birthday in March and the happy coincidence of needing to source a “house” champagne...

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Wine Appreciation – 9 glorious weeks of quaffing!

We have been pretty busy so far this Spring, and will be right up to May with our WSET Accredited Wine Courses, mostly for Yacht Crew in the run up to what will no doubt be an interesting Summer season…..but that’s for another Yachtie BLOG! Meanwhile we have been...

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Wine Tasting in Tuscany

Wine Tasting in Tuscany A perk of the job, I’m afraid (but also a necessary exercise to search out new wines for our portfolio), is that we get invited to Tastings in all sorts of exciting places!    A chance exchange of e-mails after an enquiry from a guy...

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Wine Course – WSET Intermediate (April – June 09)

For those of you still getting to know us, as well as fun Wine Events and Tastings around the Riviera for both Corporate and Private clients, we also run accredited Wine Training courses through the WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) here on the Cote d'Azur.  ...

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Seasonal Food & Wine Matching & a Winter Dinner with Friends

Lots of chef’s and restaurants get very precious and haughty about the fact that they specialise in using “seasonal” ingredients and wouldn’t dream of touching asparagus or peaches in Winter, but here in France, and in particular the bountiful Riviera, the markets and...

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Zingy and Fresh Tasting Food & Wine

Zingy & Fresh Wine & Food? I know, I know – post Christmas and feeling sluggish and perhaps a little sorry that the fun is all over for another year, one could hardly be expected to feel energetic and lively, harrumph! But shops everywhere and gardens here on...

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