Batonage is made up of 2 very passionate foodies and wine lovers. One part with hospitality and wine training, the other part being a lifelong fan of good food and wine and especially passionate about service levels. We have both obtained an Advanced Certificate (Level 3) from The Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) and successfully the Michael Fridjhon Tasting Academy and have subsequently tasted for the John Platter Wine Guide, several panels for wine competitions and consumer magazines.

Together we decided to create a record of our adventures in food and wine, something we indulge in almost daily.  We are avid wine hunters, always on the look out for something new and unique to talk, write and spread the word about.  When it comes to food we consider ourselves adventurous eaters, scavenging the latest food and wine pairing at the best eateries, but equally happy to indulge in uncomplicated fare at our local bistro. Together we decided to create a record of our adventures in food and wine, something we indulge in almost daily.  We are avid wine hunters, always on the look out for something new and unique to talk, write and spread the word about.  When it comes to food we consider ourselves adventurous eaters, scavenging the latest food and wine pairing at the best eateries, but equally happy to indulge in uncomplicated fare at our local bistro.

The focus will be on wine, visiting wine farms, wine, restaurants, wine, food and wine, and telling you dear reader, of our experiences there. Every attempt will be made to make the information relevant and we might even make you smile once in a while. Expect the odd swear word as Batonage likes to tell it like it is.

Hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoy writing about it.

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DISCLAIMER:

Code of Ethics

It is simple really. We only post and write about things that interest us, that we would like to read about, products we believe in and that fits the profile of products that we would like to experience ourselves. The majority of the products and places reviewed on this site have been paid for by ourselves, but in the event that we have not paid for it, we will say so.

We are happy to accept samples, be it wine or food products, but there are no guarantees that a review will be forthcoming. Our focus is on unique experiences, be it restaurants, accommodation or fine wine. Quality and luxury is of high value to us. We have no financial interest in any of the products we review and this website is a labour of love and not for financial gain. In actual fact, the running of this website costs us an immense amount of money, and we therefore guard the content jealously.

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