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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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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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Temptation at the Savoy

Mar 02, 16 Temptation at the Savoy

Posted by in All, Food and Wine, Hotels and Spas

The Savoy may be one of the oldest and most famous hotels in London (if not the world) but that doesn’t mean that they rest on their laurels.  I was invited to partake of a new menu recently introduced to the Thames Foyer. The Thames Foyer is dominated by a magnificent glass domed atrium which makes the room all the more...

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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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Champagne for Beginners

Aug 20, 15 Champagne for Beginners

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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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Vinothec Compass – golfing and wine -ing on the Greenwich Peninsula

Aug 19, 15 Vinothec Compass – golfing and wine -ing on the Greenwich Peninsula

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I’ve just discovered a place that combines 2 of my passions, wine and golf! I don’t get out on the course as much as I’d like to but I do enjoy the game even if my handicap is like, a 1000 (just kidding but not by much). Vinothec Compass is a new venture that’s just opened in North Greenwich. A parnership...

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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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