Countries

Canonniers
France

Les Canonniers – Exciting Rennes wine shop and epicerie

Les Canonniers – Introduction We first met Karim and Sandrine Hadjadj a couple of years after we started importing natural wines from France. We met Karim in Hong Kong where he was a pilot for Cathay Pacific and was just in the process of setting up an importing business and […]

France

Bistrot des Claquets – Warm hospitality

Bistrot des Claquets – Introduction Bistrot des Claquets is a charming restaurant/bistro in the pretty Jura village of Arbois. It has a number of attractions. First it opens from early in the morning till late at night. Second it serves very good, hearty food that is a cut above average […]

Auberge
France / Auvergne

Auberge de Chassignolles – Exceptional hospitality

Auberge de Chassignolles – Introduction Auberge de Chassignolles lies at almost 1000 metres above sea level in the mountains south of the city of Clermont-Ferrand in the heart of the Auvergne. You drive up through winding, mountainous, forested roads to reach this tiny hamlet. The Auberge nestles comfortably in the […]

Sunny's
New South Wales

Sunny’s Kiosk – Perfect location

Sunny’s Kiosk – Introduction It is just a short drive to the edge of Merimbula and to what the locals call the “Top Lake” where you find a local treasure called Sunny’s Kiosk sitting right on the water creating the perfect atmosphere for liesurely breakfast, long lunches and lazy dinners. […]

Merimbula
New South Wales

Merimbula – A delightful coastal town

Merimbula – Introduction Merimbula is a coastal town not too far from the border between Victoria and New South Wales. We spent a couple of days there quite recently on a road trip from Melbourne to Sydney and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Our visit to Merimbula was made even more […]

A75
Auvergne

The A75 – An exciting tour through central France

The A7 Highway – Introduction This is a story about a highway in France that we have come to treasure. Our experiences on this road have been varied from exciting to terrifying, but always interesting. Our wine business leads us to travel throughout France from Alsace in the far North-East […]

Sydney
Sydney / Australia

Sydney – Best places to eat and drink

Sydney – Introduction There is no doubt that Sydney is one of the great places on this planet for great food, wine, coffee and sake experiences. In this story about Sydney we provide a summary of the places we head to when we pay a visit to this sprawling city. […]

Superette
New South Wales

Bar Superette – Great Hospitality

Bar Superette – Introduction One of the most enjoyable things associated with importing natural wines into Australia relates to the people we meet and the places we visit as part of our work. Over the many years that we have been importing natural wines we have travelled the world looking […]

Rafa's
Spain

Rafa’s – Amazing Seafood

Rafa’s – Introduction Rafa’s is one of the most enjoyable places we have visited for fresh, vibrant seafood, cooked simply but perfectly. When we arrived here in north-eastern Spain in the city of Roses, we were met by the owner who told us that “we only have seafood”. We assured […]

Lumen
Melbourne

Lumen People – Relaxed Venue

Lumen People – Introduction Lumen People is Emma Sheahan and Marichi Clarke’s bright, cheery venue in North Melbourne where you can drop in at any time of day for a coffee, a snack or a full meal. We have now tried a daytime snack, an evening meal and have just […]