Forbidden Fruit (liqueur that is) at The Dorchester

Aug 23, 11 Forbidden Fruit (liqueur that is) at The Dorchester

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Although my remit is wine, I do like a good cocktail, my favourite being a perfect Manhattan on the rocks. I don’t however, restrict myself to Manhattan’s, which is how I found myself at The Bar at The Dorchester with the very charming and legendary Bar Manager, Giuliano Morandin explaining to me how he recreated the...

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Talisker and the first Sail-in Cinema in the world

Aug 15, 11 Talisker and the first Sail-in Cinema in the world

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Standing by the sea with a glass of Talisker 18 year old in hand, the faint taste of seaweed rolled around my mouth and it was difficult  to tell where it ended, the salty seaweed tang of the sea air seemed to swirl around my glass both inside and out. We were standing by the quayside in Cowes with Talisker Brand Ambassador Colin...

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Mardi Gras Drinks at Universal Orlando

While I am sure that it is possible to find good wine in Orlando, Florida, I didn’t have time to go looking on my whirlwind trip to Universal Orlando recently for their Mardi Gras festivities. I was there to 1) learn about gumbo 2) ride the rides and 3) have a good time. Eat like a Girl (Niamh) and I were were covering Mardi...

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An evening of Islay, Bowmore Single Malt 12 – 25 yrs old

At the moment I´m sunning myself in summery Buenos Aires but before I left a wet and windy London, I spent an Evening on Islay, a single malt Scotch whisky tasting featuring the Scotch whisky of Bowmore at the Malmaison Hotel in Clerkenwell. I do like single malts. I was introduced to them when I worked for Oddbins and since then,...

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Notting Hill Carnival? I’m thinking of Elements 8 spiced rum…

It’s Notting Hill Carnival this weekend and although I haven’t gone in ages, I think I just might go on Sunday, which is Children’s Day. Why Children’s Day?  Although it’s just as crowded, there seems to be less trouble on Sunday, all those families about. It’s called Children’s Day as all...

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The green fairy at Callooh Callay

Some of you may remember my last foray into absinthe, when I downed it as a shot, instead of sipping it as is the more conventional way of drinking it. Callooh Callay got wind of my experiment and invited me down to partake of their Green Hour, drinking the green fairy in the proper fashion. Callooh Callay is a proper little bar...

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