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Savouring Venice – Quadri Restaurant

September 4th 2018

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Last weekend, abandoning the idea of attending the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials (where my partner was filming), I jumped on a plane to my home town: Venice. Only a couple of hours from London, the picturesque waterways of this historical island make an absolutely fantastic weekend getaway. The weekend coincided with the ultra glamorous Venice Film Festival. And as the heavens opened I decided to escape the crowds in favour of a sublime lunch at Quadri, one of my favourite restaurants in the city center.

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Tasting at Tenuta Le Calcinaie

May 24th 2018

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The prospect of a wine tasting at Tenuta Le Calcinaie on a Monday, the day after our wedding, seemed a little foolhardy as we drove past San Gimignano, especially given the tasting was deep in the Tuscan countryside down a winding track that I’d never driven down before at 3pm in the afternoon. Thankfully any worries I had with regards to our enthusiasm or this being a poor idea were immediately dispersed by Simone Santini’s warm welcome, vivacious spirit, and frankly delicious wines.

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