Tag Archives: food & wine in Europe

Berlin wine and Greek farms

From Deutsche Welle… An essay on wine made in Berlin. Really. Back to the land in Greece.

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Bottoms up! The latest European drinking rankings

From Prague Post. Who drinks the most, and how much.

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Take a deep breath and visit Spain!

Since marijuana is pretty much the biggest grossing crop in many countries (including the US), this could be just the ticket for pulling Spain‘s economy out of the toilet. From Deutsche Welle.

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a roundup of travel ideas for springtime in Europe

From the Prague Post… Cooking classes in Prague From the London Independent… A bicycle tour of Brittany Food services on UK motorways are improving, but I’ll bet the French rest stop food is still the best. Ten spring walks to … Continue reading

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chocolate festival in Oxford!

From the Oxford Mail. If you’re in or near Oxford, England this weekend, check out the Chocolate Festival. I wish I’d known!

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a historic pub in Abingdon getting another chance

Nags Head pub will get some major renovations and reopen later in the year. CAMRA is excited. From the Oxford Mail.

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shopping in Helsinki and a very nice dinner

Whether good or bad for my image as a wise globe trotter, I like to go shopping when I travel. At times I just need something ‘normal’, such as tissues or toothpaste. Very often, I’m looking for packaged food that … Continue reading

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a look at the last (4) of Berlin’s food halls

From Deutsche Welle – Berliners love their food halls (Markthallen) but, of the original 14, only 4 are still around.  

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Now InBev is looking at Staropramen

Only a couple of weeks ago, the Prague Post reported that Anheuser-Busch (parent company Belgian InBev) was trying to buy Budvar, Czech brewer of the original Budweiser. Now, InBev is eyeing another Czech beer-maker, Staropramen. I’ve had this beer, as well … Continue reading

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they’re trying to ‘clean up’ Wenceslas Square

Why do they think getting rid of the sausage stands on Wenceslas Square is a good idea??? Fooey.  from Prague Post

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organic food travels in Czech Republic

Farmers bring their crops to consumers in all sorts of ways

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Pairing Spanish wines and cheeses

I recently found this great blogsite with an amazing look at Spanish cheeses and the best pairings with Spanish wines.

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The start of truffle season in Provence

Où sont les truffes? Truffle season is here. From the London Independent.

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Czech Christmas wouldn’t be the same without a carp for the holiday meal

Czech carp farming going strong. Sorry, folks. The closest I came to consuming any oversized goldfish was to buy and eat a couple of fishy-shaped gingerbread from a stall at the Prague Christmas market.

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Ten best Scotch whiskies

London Independent’s list of 10 best Scotches  – 3 blends, 7 single malts and the best dram to go with your haggis!

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