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Bolney Wine Estate’s 2018 vintage released

Last week I visited Bolney Wine Estate in Sussex to taste their 2018 vintages. While English sparkling wine seems to get all the press, English still wine is also getting better and better with every vintage. 2018 was an exceptional year, being one of the warmest on record, and that is reflected in the wines that Bolney showcased...

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My New Favourite Gadget, the Tofuture Press

Sep 24, 18 My New Favourite Gadget, the Tofuture Press

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I usually focus on wine here on Wine Sleuth with the occasional foray into food.  Recently, I have taken tentative steps into veganism and tofu naturally figures high in a vegans diet, except this one, who loves to cook at home. So when I was asked if I would like to try out a new tofu press, I jumped on it. Normally, I don’t...

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Chateau Angelus and Organic Viticulture in Bordeaux

Sep 07, 18 Chateau Angelus and Organic Viticulture in Bordeaux

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When one thinks of Bordeaux, organic viticulture does not immediately spring to mind but one family in St Emilion are working to change that perception. I had lunch earlier this week with Hubert de Bouard (head of the family, his daughter Stephanie Bouard-Rivoal (Managing Director) and cousin, Thierry Grenier de Bouard (Deputy...

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What Makes Victorian Wines So Great?

Sep 06, 18 What Makes Victorian Wines So Great?

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Usually talk of trips to Australia conjure-up visuals of sunny beaches, rugged outback and Nicole Kidman. We very rarely think of Australia as a cool-climate continent, with low to moderate temperatures, and plenty of rainfall. However, when it comes to wine, not all Australian regions are equal. Sure, you have the Barossa Valley...

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New Italian wine bar – Bottles in Spitalfields

Aug 21, 18 New Italian wine bar – Bottles in Spitalfields

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Spitalfields is now the home of new wine bar, Bottles. A joint venture by Italian food and wine experts, Franco Mancini and Daniele Marano, Bottles aims to showcase small Italian wine producers, indigenous varieties, and forgotten grapes. Bottles occupies the old Vagabond space in Spitalfields Market, facing Brushfield St on one...

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Wine and Vegan Chef’s Tasting Menu at Indian Accent in Mayfair

Jul 22, 18 Wine and Vegan Chef’s Tasting Menu at Indian Accent in Mayfair

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The Winesleuth is continuing her vegan/plant based diet culinary escapades around Londontown, this time with a visit to globally recognised Mayfair restaurant, Indian Accent on Albemarle St. Indian Accent has sister restaurants in New Delhi and New York and is on many top restaurant lists around the world. The venue in London only...

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New Vegan Menu at Circus in Covent Garden

Jun 30, 18 New Vegan Menu at Circus in Covent Garden

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Earlier this week I was invited to The Circus cocktail bar and restaurant in Covent Garden to sample their new vegan menu. Circus is an immersive dining experience. The restaurant is set up with two long tables in front of the kitchen where the performances take place. There are also booths and tables lining the room. Throughout...

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The Field in Hackney, Plant based cuisine

Jun 21, 18 The Field in Hackney, Plant based cuisine

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When I was in my twenties, I was a rather strict vegetarian, almost bordering on vegan but that was when I lived in Asia (3 years) and it was a fairly easy thing to do. I stuck to it until I went back to the States and once I smelled bacon, that was it for me. I answered the siren call of bacon and pretty much never looked back....

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Join Le Petit Chef Supperclub on a Culinary Adventure

May 30, 18 Join Le Petit Chef Supperclub on a Culinary Adventure

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I recently attended a supperclub hosted by Le Petit Chef at TT Liquor in Shoreditch. Who is Le Petit Chef you might ask? He’s a miniature 3D animated French chef created by Dinner Time Story – a new innovative dining concept where diners are entertained by a tiny chef who jumps around not only your plate but the table...

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Juighissa, dessert wine of Sardinia by Cantina della Vernaccia

May 18, 18 Juighissa, dessert wine of Sardinia by Cantina della Vernaccia

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Sardinia. Honestly, I always got it confused with Sicily; an Italian island in the Mediterranean, has beaches and they make wine. That was, until my most recent trip to the rugged island of Sardinia, where I discovered a beautiful landscape of granite mountains, verdant valleys, rolling hills, white sandy beaches with aquamarine...

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