My date with the Three Wine Men

You may have heard about how I like a glass of wine, or three. So you can imagine how excited I was when I got my invite to the Three Wine Men event, which took place recently in London.

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Wine, sun and lux in Alentejo, Portugal

Alentejo is one of my favourite places in the world. It is not overdeveloped (on the contrary), it is quiet, hot, the food and wine are amazing, and the pace of life slow slow slow - perfect to wind down and start a week. Or stay there forever.

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Wine tasting weekend in Piemonte, Italy by Rebecca Nightingale

We were delighted to be accompanied by Mr. & Mrs. O and friends, on one of our weekends away in the Langhe, in the wine region of Piedmont, probably best known for its wonderfully complex Barolo wines.

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Trying new places in Lisbon

It was time to try something new and on a recent trip to Portugal's capital city and my hometown, Mr. O and I did just that! Here are some places we found and loved in Lisbon, Portugal

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The mountains are calling! Mrs O loves Val Thorens, French Alps

Val Thorens isn't a huge resort, but has everything we need - fantastic accommodation, great restaurants and great ski-in ski-out access. Oh and have I mentioned great skiing instructors?

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A beginners guide to Port Wine by @TaylorsPortWine

I have recently fallen in love with this special grape juice, which comes in many shapes and colours. Obviously, I didn't know much about it, and always keen to learn. Should we raise a glass?

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My super California Road Trip

My favourite USA state - and the ultimate California road trip, from San Francisco to San Diego

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The perfect weekend in Bagni di Lucca, Italy – Guest Blogger

Having had the privilege of visiting this impressive little part of Italy, I have invited an expert, Debra Kolkka from Bagni di Lucca and beyond to share some insiders tips. Tip: fly to Pisa! Ciao, Mrs O Bagni di Lucca is a collection of pretty villages in northern Tuscany in an area called the Garfagnana. It is roughly 25...

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Glass of Porto, anyone?

With the excuse of my book launch, I had the opportunity to visit Porto in late 2011 (with a little hop to Spain), which is Portugal's second largest city. The city which gave its name to Port, Oporto has been the home of British wine shippers and their families for over three centuries.

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