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Prosecco for the weekend

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Prosecco for the weekend

Jan 20, 17 Prosecco for the weekend

Posted by in Sparkling Wine

Prosecco is now the best selling sparkling wine in the UK and for good reason. It’s fresh and bubbly without having to break the bank. A drink that can be enjoyed in celebration, whether it’s a job promotion, birthday or just because it’s the weekend. Prosecco is made from the Glera grape and all quality Prosecco hails from either...

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English Wine arrives at The Ritz

Aug 16, 16 English Wine arrives at The Ritz

Posted by in Champagne

English wine used to literally be a joke in the wine industry, not in part due to the fact that it was thought that this country was too wet and soggy to actually produce quality wine. But, an intrepid band of wine pioneers planted the first vines back in the 50’s and with a big push in the 90’s and early 2000’s,...

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Segways and Electric bicycles in the Rhone Valley

Jul 12, 16 Segways and Electric bicycles in the Rhone Valley

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The latest fad to sweep vineyard tours seems to be Segways. I had seen another blogger on a Segway in South Africa recently and thought, how cool, but will that ever get to the Old World? Well, the answer is yes! And it’s been going on for a few years – I really need to get out more often. We were invited as guests of...

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Brasserie Blanc – French country cuisine in the heart of London

Jul 05, 16 Brasserie Blanc –  French country cuisine in the heart of London

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Raymond Blanc is probably one of the most well known French chefs here in the UK with his various tv shows, books, and his Michelin starred restaurant in the English countryside. Less well known may be his string of affordable French restaurants around the UK that aim to serve up French country classic dishes. These affordable...

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Lunch Inn the Park

Jun 28, 16 Lunch Inn the Park

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London’s parks might not have the best reputation for culinary delights but St. James’ Park is fortunate to have Inn the Park, a lakeside British contemporary cafe and restaurant situated in the heart of St James Park. I was invited to lunch there recently and was pleasantly surprised by the building and atmosphere in...

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Spelunking and winetasting in the Rhone Valley

Jun 14, 16 Spelunking and winetasting in the Rhone Valley

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I’ve done winetasting in many different and exotic locales, from the vineyards of Champagne during one of  the coldest winters ever (think minus 20 degrees Celsius and sitting in the snow on cardboard – believe it or not it was fun!) to dangling 100 metres up in the air whilst tasting-  but the most exhilariating to...

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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

Posted by in Travel

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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Cocktails in the City, March 10th – March 12th

Mar 03, 16 Cocktails in the City, March 10th – March 12th

Posted by in All, cocktails

Cocktails in the City is back!  I was invited to a sneak preview late last month to try out this year’s offerings. We gathered at The Hoxton in Shoreditch for an evening of libations and explanations. This year, Cocktails in the City is being held in Mayfair, spread out over 3 floors. 25 of the best bars in London are...

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Top 3 Vegas Spots for Wine Lovers

Nov 25, 15 Top 3 Vegas Spots for Wine Lovers

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The mega clubs and the musical festivals means Las Vegas is no longer a place limited to card sharks and high rollers. As casinos on the Strip continue to see declining gaming revenues as reported by the Review Journal, it’s clear that visitors are looking for a little more than just an exciting gambling experience in this urban...

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#ADifferentView with Celebrity Cruises

Nov 19, 15 #ADifferentView with Celebrity Cruises

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I’m pleased to be involved with this latest competition with Celebrity Cruises. For a taste of what life is like aboard a Celebrity Cruise, check out their latest TV advert… The competition: #ADifferentView In our busy and hectic lives it’s easy to rush around London without ever realising what a trove of architectural...

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