Weekly Love: Week 174

Happy English Wine Week everyone! After almost a week basically eating and drinking my way around the Dordogne Valley, it is time to turn to wine much closer to home. I’m passionate about getting more people, especially more people in their twenties drinking English wine. Especially here in Kent we have some frankly incredible vineyards, so perhaps this weekend if you have not got plans (and the sun is shining) go and show your local vineyard some love and have a taste of what they have to offer. Last year for Buzzfeed I put together a roundup of 17 English vineyards you really ought to know about, pinpointing destinations from Cornwall, to Yorkshire, to Sussex, even to Jersey, which you may find helpful!

Weekly Love 03.06.16[1]

1. Golden hour in Sarlat. | 2. Medieval archways at the UNESCO pilgrimage site of Rocamadour. I’ve already edited so many great photos from there I can’t wait to share with you all next week! | 3. Steak, tacos, frozen margaritas and giant salad bowls at DF/Mexico in Shoreditch. I took loads of photos for a review, which I’ll try and share once I’m done with all my France posts! | 4. Radishes, carrots and peas for sale at Sarlat’s famous Saturday morning market. | 5. Kicking off English Wine Week in the garden at The Duck Inn with a bottle of Gribble Bridge from one of Kent’s oldest modern wineries, Biddenden Vineyard. | 6. Beautifully fragrant local strawberries, again at Sarlat market. I’ve got loads of photos from there to share too, promise!

Weekly Love 03.06.16[2]

7. Pretty white painted beach huts on Walmer sea front.  | 8. My first taste of a ‘Monaco’ in France: lemonade, grenadine and beer. Super refreshing on a super hot day! | 9. The incredible view of Rocamadour as you approach the town. | 10. Celebrating English Wine Week at Chapel Down in Tenterden tasting some of their favourites over lunch in their restaurant. Check back for more on the meal and their really exciting new white wine. | 11. The frankly magical table we had for lunch at Chateau de la Treyne – it was such a great experience, there will be a blog post coming dedicated to it! | 12. Exploring the wonderfully red-bricked village of Collonges-la-Rouge.

What have you been enjoying this week, and what do you have planned for the weekend? I’m looking forward to Polo in the Park, especially after all of my friends sent me photos of their being there without me when I was in Los Angeles last year!