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On French Wine and Food

On French Wine and Food

How quickly our glorious Autumn has slid into Winter. Early this year are the snows, the ice, the school closures and the postmen ditching their shortsRead More

Four Hours And Some Beer In Munich

Four Hours And Some Beer In Munich

Not been to Munich before so the anticipation of exploring somewhere new, even if for just a few hours, was immense. A flight to the airport,Read More

Bar Battu, Gresham Street, London

Bar Battu, Gresham Street, London

I’m oft asked for recommendations for places to go from wine-loving visitors heading to London. There is Terroirs of course, a skip from Trafalgar Square (withRead More

Elyssia Gran Cuvee Brut

Elyssia Gran Cuvee Brut

Did you know that Enoki mushrooms were first cultivated in the Far East as far back as 900AD? In the wild Flammulina Velutipes is a winterRead More

A Wine For Mushroom Ravioli

A Wine For Mushroom Ravioli

A simple mid-week pasta dish and, of course, a wine to accompany. “Drinking wine on a school night” I hear you cry. “Hell yes!” says I.Read More

Discover the Origin

Discover the Origin

To me rather an odd combination of partners but the Discover the Origin promotion unites the wines of Burgundy and the Douro Valley, Parma ham andRead More

A Meal at the Montagu Arms, Beaulieu

A Meal at the Montagu Arms, Beaulieu

Cedric the Belgian’s wine choice for the main course was a claret – Château Lassegue Grand Cru 2000 St Emilion £64, and there was me continuingRead More

Mas d’Intras Cuvée d’Alphonse 2007 Vin de Pays des Coteaux de l’Ardèche

Mas d’Intras Cuvée d’Alphonse 2007 Vin de Pays des Coteaux de l’Ardèche

To be honest a dish comprising goats cheese and baked apple would lead one to select a white wine – a South African Chenin Blanc, aRead More

Three Great Places to Drink In Venice

Three Great Places to Drink In Venice

Get yourself out on the restaurant terrace at Danieli’s for an early evening bellini. It WILL be expensive; hey, someone has to pay for the upkeepRead More

Orovela Cuvée Chandrebi, 2007, Georgia

Orovela Cuvée Chandrebi, 2007, Georgia

This match really didn’t work and I’m not too sure why. Pairing this Georgian white with a Mediterranean Haloumi Salad – onions, tomato, olives, grilled redRead More

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Petit Comptoir Francais

I cooked a guinea fowl the other week. Stuffed to the rafters with cured ham, walnuts, raisins and parsley. It was so stuffed in fact thatRead More

27
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The Ceiling At Max Bordeaux

You can drink – or rather sip, seeing the prices – some of the most luxurious of wines in Max Bordeaux. They had Chateau Haut-Brion 2007Read More

24
Jul

Visiting a Port House: Ramos Pinto

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20
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The Vista Lounge Citrus Garden at the Trafalgar

A London pop-up bar, right in the very centre of town, with one of the most superb views across the skyline. Welcome to the Vista LoungeRead More

20
Jul

Stainless Steel Tanks at Chateau La Dominique Bordeaux

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18
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Quinta do Portal Douro Portugal

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