Posts by Nick Riggs

Brittany Ferries Great Wine Fortnight


Having just enjoyed a relaxing sailing back from St Malo, I thought I’d let you know about the Brittany Ferries wine fortnight coming up between the 3rd and 17th May. During the crossing there is the chance to meet a wine grower, learn much about wine in general and then sign up for tastings and [...]

Wine time with Simon Woods

Shorts on, flip flops next but one top priority once I get on parc is what I call “wine acclimatisation”. The senses are already alive with the sunlight, the sounds of the countryside and the smell of foreign soil, and then, somehow, the taste buds start to play up in expectation too, for a taste [...]

Times online votes Duinrell 13th best pool in the world

Duinrell Tiki pool

Times online votes Duinrell 13th in the world’s 20 best hotel pools.

Fine art auction at Esterel


Exceptional art at Thomson Al Fresco’s parc Esterel

D-Day heroes at Cote de Nacre

Becky’s account of D Day veterans at Al Fresco Cote de Nacre

Golf under a Venetian sun


When it comes to holiday golf, British players have flocked to Spain, Portugal and latterly France for the finest European golf with no weather worries. But with the resurgence of Italian golf in the form of the maestros Molinari and the prodigious Matteo Manassero, it’s time to take a new look at golf italiano.