A visit to English Vineyard, Albourne Estate

Jun 05, 17 A visit to English Vineyard, Albourne Estate

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One unusually bright and sunny Sunday in May, I went down to Sussex to visit Albourne Estate. Situated  about an hour’s drive from London, the vineyards are in an idyllic setting amongst the green and rolling hills of southern England. The estate was founded  and is run by winemaker and co-owner Alison Nightingale. Alison...

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Charity lunch at Vivat Bacchus with Kaapzicht Wines and the Pebbles Project

Jun 01, 17 Charity lunch at Vivat Bacchus with Kaapzicht Wines and the Pebbles Project

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Vivat Bacchus, despite it’s Latinate name, is a wine bar and restaurant in Farringdon specialising in the wines of South Africa. Begun in the mid 2000’s by Gerrie Knoetze,  there are two branches in London, the other being at London Bridge. Vivat Bacchus mainly serves food influenced by Cape cuisine but also has British...

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London Outdoor Venues to get into the Summertime Vibe

May 29, 17 London Outdoor Venues to get into the Summertime Vibe

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It looks like we may be getting summer this year. I certainly hope that last week wasn’t it for the Great British Summer! With that in mind, I’m sure people are looking around for Summer Party venues. Over the past two weeks or so, I’ve been invited to a few places that would be ideal. The well established...

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Taste of Abruzzo workshop with Chef Danilo Cortellini

May 29, 17 Taste of Abruzzo workshop with Chef Danilo Cortellini

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Recently I was invited to a masterclass of pasta making and wine tasting with the Wines of Abruzzo. Abruzzo is located on the eastern shoreline of Italy, east of Rome and south of Marche. The region may not be as well known as other regions of Italy but it has plenty to offer in both food and wine. Chef Danilo Cortellini (of...

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Ray’s Bar offering 50% off on it’s new cocktails this week only

May 23, 17 Ray’s Bar offering 50% off on it’s new cocktails this week only

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Late night cocktail bar, Ray’s Bar in Dalston recently launched their new summer menu and to coincide with that, they are offering 50% off their new cocktails this week only. “From long and short concoctions, to sweet and savoury flavours, many of the cocktails comprise unusual spirits from around the globe, including...

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An evening of food and wine with the Consorzio Vini Colli Bolognesi

May 22, 17 An evening of food and wine with the Consorzio Vini Colli Bolognesi

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I attended a Bologna Hills food and wine tasting evening the other day at well known Italian restaurant Burro E Salvia in East London recently. The Consorzio Vini Colli Bolognesi was in town to show off the delicious pastas, meats and wines of the region. Situated in the hills surrounding Bologna, it is the capital of the...

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