Category Archives: Nepal

Recent Wines September 2019 #theglouthatbindsus

You’ve probably noticed how frantically I have been writing recently, with so many of September’s round of tastings to get through. Now is the time to reflect what I’ve been drinking at home in the past month, but I really … Continue reading

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Nepal – A Month Drinking Differently

Take a fish out of water and it stops breathing, but what happens if you place an avid wine drinker into an environment where there frankly isn’t much wine, or at least not the kind of wine readers of this … Continue reading

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Is This the Outer Edge of the Wine World?

I’m just returned from spending the best part of March in Nepal (hence the lack of posts here). It’s my third trip there, and the second in two years. People like to know what it’s like, and I always answer … Continue reading

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Tongba, A Study of Emptiness

Tongba (also variously spelt Tongpa, or तोङवा in Nepali, and roughly translating as “emptiness”) is the drink of the Limbu people of Eastern Nepal, but despite some vigorous arguments on the Web, it is also commonly known as Tibetan Hot Beer. Whatever its … Continue reading

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From Paris to Kathmandu…and Back Again

Two weeks ago I was in Paris flanning around Oberkampf  et environs and planning to write all about it. But as regular readers will know, having seen my posts from Nepal, our daughter was living in Kathmandu. When we heard about … Continue reading

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