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Ceretto Blange Arneis 2010, Piedmont, Italy

Ceretto Blange Arneis 2010, Piedmont, Italy

Five Days/Five Wines: Thursday 7th July Lightly fried pancetta, warmed through petit pois, a few spoonful’s of Rodda’s Crème Fraîche turned through a plate of pastaRead More

Matching Chapel Down Wines With Asparagus

Matching Chapel Down Wines With Asparagus

The White Swan, Fetter Lane, London, not exactly my local but when invited by Cooksister for a Friday night out complete with English bubbly and food,Read More

A Wine For This Seasons Asparagus

A Wine For This Seasons Asparagus

Really sorry Mary Berry but your Hollandaise Sauce isn’t a patch on the one served at Aubaine. Sure yours is a mass produced commercial product, andRead More

Sampling Vinho Verde in Mesa Restaurante, Porto

Sampling Vinho Verde in Mesa Restaurante, Porto

A touch tricky to match a dessert dish to a Vinho Verde wine. Next best, seeing as they don’t ‘do’ sweet wines would be a sparkler,Read More

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

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