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Blackpool: Everything To See And Do At The North-Wests Favourite Seaside Resort

Mar 22, 16 Blackpool: Everything To See And Do At The North-Wests Favourite Seaside Resort

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Something a little different this week: Blackpool is a seaside resort on the Irish Sea coast of England. Situated in the North West of England this place has been a well-known landmark for decades. From some of the old-school attractions to new and exciting places to see, Blackpool will always be a popular destination for a weekend...

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Champagne for Beginners

Aug 20, 15 Champagne for Beginners

Posted by in Champagne

I love champagne. I love the many different options that are available – Non-Vintage, Vintage, Blanc de Noirs, Blanc de Blancs, Vintage Rosés, Non Vintage Rosés, the list goes on and on. I also love how champagne also gives a little touch of class to whatever meal you pair it with. To be honest, the feeling of downing a cool flute...

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Summer sipping on the Thames with Billecart-Salmon 2006

Aug 13, 15 Summer sipping on the Thames with Billecart-Salmon 2006

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For the past few years, a group of my friends and I get together and spend a (hopefully) sunny afternoon floating down the upper Thames, sharing our food and wine. As many of my friends are wine bloggers, of course, we have to show off with our special wine finds. This year was no exception. As I’m a big champagne lover, I...

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Cocktail Club at The Royal Horseguards Hotel

Aug 12, 15 Cocktail Club at The Royal Horseguards Hotel

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The mixologists at the Royal Horseguards Hotel like to mix up a new cocktail every month but this month they’ve outdone themselves with the launch of The Cocktail Chapter. They’ve developed 4 new cocktails for the month of August, The Aperol Sorbet Spritz, Berry Crush, Gin & Jam and the Inverness Cocktail.  The...

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Touraine and Rose d’Anjou – easy drinkers for the summer

Aug 11, 15 Touraine and Rose d’Anjou – easy drinkers for the summer

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I’ve had the pleasure of visiting the Loire Valley a few times and the wines never fail to surprise me. I often forget what wonderful easy drinking wines they are and how they pair so well with food due to their diverse flavour profiles. Recently, I attended a dinner with Square Meal at Portland Restaurant in Marylebone. The...

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Getting to Know Club D&D

Aug 06, 15 Getting to Know Club D&D

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The D&D group have set up a special club for its most loyal customers. Called the Club D&D it’s open to everyone, but once a guest has been to a D&D restaurant three times, they become a Club Member and receive extra special treatment when visiting the restaurants, as well as personalised communications,...

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Chablis for the Summertime!

Jul 29, 15 Chablis for the Summertime!

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Chablis, it’s what’s for summer. Recently I was reminded just how good Chablis is. Oh, sure you have your new world oaked chardonnays and your unoaked chardonnays but nothing beats the Old World like a properly balanced Chablis; the fine balancing act between acidity, fruit and oak. What makes Chablis, which is always...

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Tapas and Spanish wine at Bankside, the latest Camino is open

Jul 21, 15 Tapas and Spanish wine at Bankside, the latest Camino is open

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I was invited to visit the new Camino at Bankside recently and what a lovely evening it turned out to be. Although it was your typical English summer (read, cloudy and not that warm) we opted to sit outside to begin our tapas adventur The menu was created by Executive Chef Nacho del Campo. He hails from the Basque region so there...

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Food Yard Friday at The Artworks Elephant

Jul 18, 15 Food Yard Friday at The Artworks Elephant

Posted by in All, Food and Wine

Last night I went to a great new food venue. Actually, it’s not a food venue more a food destination. It’s called The Artworks Elephant and it is a loose conglomeration of food entrepreneurs and artists. The Artworks itself is a box park made up of old shipping containers.  The food and drink on offer at The Artworks...

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Win a Case of Bordeaux Blanc !

Jul 13, 15 Win a Case of Bordeaux Blanc !

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Everyone is familiar with the wines of Bordeaux and the big names, particularly the reds, at the upper echelons of the price spectrum made to be aged and savoured on special occasions, but much less so with white Bordeaux or Bordeaux Blanc. Affordable and mostly made for drinking now, these fresh, aromatic wines are ideal for...

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