Author Archives: Lewis Evans

Lewis Evans

About Lewis Evans

Veteran B&R Guide Lewis Evans can ask for a coffee in five European languages. And while this often results in him being served a crusty cheese sandwich, he’s terrific at pretending that’s what he ordered.

Insider’s Guide: 16 Things to Do in Berlin

If you love art, architecture, and history—you’re in for an amazing experience. Ever-changing and evolving, there are plenty of things to do in Berlin for everyone. more…

Insider’s Guide: 18 Other Things To Do in Amsterdam

Quirky and modern yet rich with history, the largest city and capital of the Netherlands blends impressive architecture with creative cuisine, stunning art and cosmopolitan flair. more…

Notes from the Road:
Prague to Vienna

To travel between Prague and Vienna, two of Central Europe’s great capital cities, is also to travel in time. more…

Vines 102: Bordeaux Wine Continued

Like some crus, some wine regions are so grand that a proper explanation can’t be restrained to a single blog post. more…

Vines 101: Bordeaux Wine

Wines have been made and shipped from Bordeaux for nearly 1,000 years, and vines have been planted here since Roman times. more…

Gruner Veltliner: Crown Prince of Austrian Wine

If Riesling is the Habsburgs, Grüner stands Austria’s Crown Prince. The heir apparent, the people’s favourite, lurking behind a marble column or moss-covered oak tree, dagger in hand. more…

How to Order a Vienna Coffee

Simply asking for a cup of coffee in Vienna won’t get you too far— the Viennese are exceedingly particular about how they take their coffee. more…

Matetic Estate: An Unlikely Journey

It is doubtful that even great-great-grandfather Matetic could have imagined his family’s future success. more…

Prague Sights:
What to See + Do

We couldn’t quite squeeze all the Prague sights Lewis recommended into our Insider’s Guide, but when taken together, they help explain why Prague deserves its reputation as one of Europe’s gems. more…

Insider’s Guide to Prague

Veteran B&R Guide Lewis Evans compiled a B&R-inspired list of things to see and do in Prague that you won’t find in a travel guide. more…

Bordeaux vs Burgundy

B&R experts, Burgundophile David Butterfield and on-site Bordeaux aficionado Dylan Roche, contrast the subtleties of their respective wine kingdoms. more…

Backstage Pass to Bordeaux & the Dordogne Valley

The riding is smooth, the landscape stunning, the local culture alluring, the feasts incredible, and then there’s the wine. more…


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