Italian wines and Drink Price at the 2010 LIWF- videos

When I was at the 2010 London International Wine Fair, I came across DrinkPrice. Actually, they came across me as they were roaming the Excel Centre looking to interview wine people and what we thought were some of our interesting finds. I had come across some great Italian wines and did a brief tasting note with DrinkPrice...

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KetelOne Bloody Mary Trail

Ketel One Citroen and Square Meal set the month of May as the month to find the best bloody mary in London. I got a little cheque book in the mail which entitled me to two free bloody mary’s at 10 bars around Shoreditch/Old Street. The criteria was pretty easy, rate them onĀ  the cocktail and also on the experience. I’ve...

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Absinthe, how NOT to drink it-video

Absinthe. Isn’t that the stuff that caused Van Gogh to cut off his ear? Poor absinthe is actually the victim of a smear campaign begun by temperance advocates in the 1880′s and it has never fully recovered. Absinthe doesn’t cause hallucinations as the popular misconception goes, rather, it is thought that the...

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How to make Burt’s chips

It’s a little known fact (to the English) but the proper name of crisps is chips! Yes, that’s right, you read correctly. Potato crisps originally came from America where we called them crispy chips. When they arrived on the shores of Ol’Blighty, you already had chips (as in fish and chips) so to avoid confusion,...

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Meet the Parent’s Burgundy – 2007 Pommard Les Epenots

    There is an association of female wine producers in Burgundy. Why female only? What sort of feminist conspiracy is going on on the golden hills of the the Cote d’Or or the chalky soils of Chablis? It’s not really a plot to overthrow the male winemakers of Burgundy. Just a reflection of the fact that men...

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What a year it’s been! So long 2009, Hello 2010…

I’m not really one to look back, I’m either daydreaming about the future or looking forward to tonight’s wine – more or less the same thing. But I saw one of Niamh’s tweets about her year-end round-up and it got me to reminiscing about my vinous adventures this pastĀ  year. The great thing about a blog...

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