Siddùra is the ruby-red jewel in Gallura’s winemaking crown. Cagnulari is relatively unknown even to many Sardinians, and in recent years its value has been re-evaluated, producing one of the island’s most delicious specialities. Situated near the medieval town of Luogosanto at Siddùra the art of winemaking is as old as the ancient people who first inhabited the lands of Sardinia.
Sardus Pater is most definitely a place where the past meets the present, taking Carignanon del Sulcis to new heights. Producing 600,000 bottles every single year this wine estate has received over 100 awards and acknowledgements. It is certainly a vineyard that deserves it’s wines to be known more worldwide.
Olianas is a model biodynamic vineyard ar the heart of Sardinia’s fine winemaking. Using only traditional techniques it produces some of the best wines in the world. Simply everything about this estate is homegrown and the epitome of organic; from the cart horses that plough and fertilise the fields to the Geese that clean the weeds between the vine rows. With the use of pesticides banned from its practices this is the most traditional production house for the modern costumer.
An ultra modern interior set against the back drop of vines nourished by the granite sands of the Juannisolu and Capichera hills, Vigne Surrau offers the true taste of the Gallura. Caressed by the mistral winds off the strait of Bonafaccio this vineyard produces wines of the highest quality that deserve to be known worldwide http://bit.ly/VineSurrau
Global warming is altering marine ecosystems and sea turtles are being heavily affected with an increase in the average temperature of the earths surface. The sex of sea turtles is determined by the heat of the sand they incubate their eggs in. A warmer environment means more and more turtles are born female leading to a lopsided sex ratio within populations that could ultimately lead to their extinction.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to trade places with someone and feel just what it’s like to walk in their shoes? A day in the life of a stunt performer is a crazy thrill ride through the land of make believe, where anything is possible - even experiencing what it’s like to be a stunt woman for the day!
The Sundarbans is the largest mangrove forest in the world. Hostile to humans this one of the wildest and most dangerous places on the planet - a land where the Royal Bengal Tiger is still king of the jungle. Responsible for up to 50 human deaths a year, nothing strikes more fear in to the hearts and minds of the people of this rich and diverse ecosystem.
A tiny virus threatens the worlds elephant. Disease has an 80% fatality rate and worlds smallest -and rarest elephant is in danger of becoming extinct. With only 1,500 of these beautiful creatures left on the planet a deadly cocktail of viral infection, habitat loss and poaching could lead the Pygmy elephant on a trail to extinction.
Starting with Madame Clicquot the women of wine have had to work to prove themselves. Many female winemakers have had to fight discrimination and sexism in what is still very much a male dominated industry. However, attitudes are changing and on my voyage through the vineyard's of the Amalfi coast for my online wine series 'The Grape Press' Imet 5 incredible female winemakers producing exceptional wine and championing equality in the work place.
Tokara is vineyard royalty and a landmark for fine dining in South Africa. For my online wine series 'The Grape Press' I got to film with the crème de la crème of the oenological and gastronomic world. With consistently award-winning wines and innovative terroir focused cuisine, I literally got to taste a little piece of this paradise with the winemaker Stuart Botha and award-winning chef Richard Carstens in a food and wine pairing extravaganza
Cheetah outreach is one facility that tops the ethical scale and has the true wellbeing and conservation of these majestic cats at the core of its foundation and philosophy. The Cheetah Outreach project is ‘genuine’ ecotourism personified. We can all do our bit and there has never been a more important time to get involved to help stop the needless eradication of animals from our planet.
Creation takes the food and wine paring at to another level. The experience at this vineyard is a mind-blowing flavour sensation, and the culinary innovation and imagination is nothing short of genius. The quality of ingredients reflects the quality of the grapes that are used in the winemaking process. This is a unique wine and dine experience that can only be found in the Cape winelands and in my opinion Creation should become a landmark for South Africa.
It is peak season in Cape Town which means the popular beaches can become extremely crowded. After 24 years of visiting the sun-drenched shores of the Western Cape, I know the beautiful pristine secret beaches that the locals like to keep all to themselves. If you don't want to share your beach towel with the hoards this season then discover the most incredible pieces of paradise with my top 5 hidden beaches in Cape Town
If you enjoy wine as much as I do then you will have even more reasons to be impressed by Cape Town. The ‘Mother City” and winner of the Telegraph ‘Best City in the World’ award 2017 is the largest winemaking region in South Africa and dates back to 1659. These vineyards have been incredibly influential in fuelling my passion for wine. Each one is unique producing wines that are celebrated the world over.
Articles and travel blogs about Cape Town don't really do it justice. It’s almost impossible to capture the beauty of Cape Town and all it has to offer purely with the written word. If you’re seeking sun, amazing beaches, outstanding scenic beauty and to be immersed in wildlife you came to the right place.
The art of making a voiceover is an incredibly important part of the film and documentary making process. The narration or voiceover is used to help tell the story, set the atmosphere and convey information directly to the audience. The process of making a voiceover is a challenging experience and it takes a lot of preparation, research and practice to get to a professional level. Here is my personal insight into how to make a successful voiceover.
Animal Tourism and the detrimental impact it can have on animal welfare and wildlife conservation is an extremely relevant and pressing issue of our time with the future of so many species hanging in the balance as a result of human interaction. Recently published articles tackled the negative implications of supporting animal attractions around the world and highlighting the reason why people are unintentionally preventing the cure. The fact of the matter is tourists can’t tell if an attraction is bad for animals or not, and I'm here to change that.
The destruction of the world's rainforests definitively impacts and is caused by us. Deforestation will ultimately kills us all. This is World Rainforest Week and we should all do our bit to learn about the causes of this global problem and what you can do to help.
Capturing physical artistry in motion is no easy feat, but the portfolio of world-renowned photographer Ray Massey boasts some of the most innovative and exciting images of this genre. I've had the great pleasure of collaborating with Ray for years on some of his most ambitious projects over and his work has certainly had an influential impact on my career.
The human body and the incredible things we can do with it has never been so well represented than through his lens
For many years Women have dominated the sport, but now the tables have turned and it's time for the men's team to pull focus. British gymnastics is celebrating a new era amongst the medals and are no longer the underdogs of the gymnastic elite. In an ever evolving sport the bar is constantly being raised and our lads are somersaulting right over it. Men's gymnastics is now receiving the respect and attention it so rightly deserves we could see an overall British World Champion.