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Nicholas Feuillatte – Graphic Ice for Summer

Jul 04, 17 Nicholas Feuillatte – Graphic Ice for Summer

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Nicholas Feuillatte Champagne has got something new for the summer, their new range of Graphic Ice and Graphic Ice Rosé champagnes. I can be a bit of a purist with champagne sometimes (I do like my Grower’s Champagnes) but on the other hand, why not have a bit of fun with it? Nicholas Feuillatte have released the Graphic...

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Rum Fest coming to SW London at The Jam Tree

Jun 22, 17 Rum Fest coming to SW London at The Jam Tree

Posted by in London

I like my wine, as you know, but sometimes, especially on super hot days like we’ve been having in the Capital, I fancy something ice cold with lots of ice! Yes, I’m talking about summer time cocktails and what’s more summery than rum? The Jam Tree  are thinking along the same lines and to celebrate summer are...

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Castello di Radda, premium Chianti Classico

Jun 20, 17 Castello di Radda, premium Chianti Classico

Posted by in All, Italy

Chianti is probably the most well known Italian wine brand around. We all think we know it but do we really? Recently I attended a dinner for Castello di Radda hosted by Italian wine expert Walter Speller. The dinner was at Sartoria in Mayfair and featured the wines of Castello di Radda paired with a four course meal. The evening...

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Dinner with Santa Maria’s new Latin American Kitchen range

Jun 14, 17 Dinner with Santa Maria’s new Latin American Kitchen range

Posted by in All, Food and Wine, Lifestyle, London

Last night I attended the Santa Maria Latin American Kitchen dinner hosted by Food Blogger Rosana McPhee (Hot & Chilli) and The London Foodie, Luiz Hara in North London. The evening was a showcase of Santa Maria’s new range of sauces, rice, seasonings, tortillas, toppings and sides. Everything in the new range has been...

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How To Store Fine Wine in Optimum Conditions

Jun 13, 17 How To Store Fine Wine in Optimum Conditions

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Acquiring fine wine is one stage in the process but if you don’t have optimum conditions in which to store them, there is always the risk that the wine may not mature as you wish.  There are four crucial elements to consider regarding the storage of fine wine – humidity, temperature and air quality, the light and vibration and the...

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A visit to English Vineyard, Albourne Estate

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

Posted by in All, Sparkling Wine

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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