The Winetattoo has been checking the best wine bars, tapas, bistros and sights in The Pink City of Toulouse, published this summer in The Guardian – click here for the Guide
Then there is a grand tour of Bordeaux – the city that has become one of Europe’s weekend hotspots, the world-famous chateaux around Pauillac, and the vineyards of Sauternes and Graves. The story will come later but here is a slideshow of snapshots
And finally an idyllic journey in the north of France in the Somme region with its breathtaking bay, stretching between the seaside towns of St Valery and Le Crotoy. No wine but spectacular landscapes and delicious cuisine. Here is the ling to my Guardian Guide
The next travels are farther afield……..off to Malaysia where I am President of the Jury of a new Fay Khoo Food and Drink Writing Award, and will also soon publish a foodie story on street food and Michelin stars in Hong Kong………………….