• Having just booked a trip to visit Colombia and Central America, receiving an invite to visit Café Malbec, the new venture from the Latino America team, couldn’t have been timed any better. I’ve visited Latino America several times and always enjoyed the succulent steaks and well-paired wines, so I was intrigued to see what Café Malbec had to offer.

  • One of our well-loved spots for a rendezvous is Ten Green Bottles, on Jubilee Street. It’s part wine shop, part wine bar, which can be dangerous if you’ve had a wee bit too much to drink and decide it’s time to go shopping.

  • It’s not often you get invited to visit a cave, but at the Hove end of Western Road, there is one that has built itself a great reputation over the last six years – La Cave á Fromage. As David the manager took us through the menu, he explained La Cave is not a deli as many people think, it’s a cheese shop.

  • Waiting at the bus stop at Steine Gardens with my dad, I recalled the ‘magical mystery tour’ adventures he would take me on as a child. Back then the bus could transport me on any manner of exciting adventures, and the Sussex Wine Bus Tour we were about to board rekindled those memories.

  • Back in April, I was invited on a tour of Bedlam Brewery at the Albourne Estate in West Sussex, to find out what makes the brewery such a force in the UK craft beer community. With enviable views across the South Downs, Jack & Jill in sight at one end and Devil’s Dyke at another, it was a stunning location for the event.