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Sparkling Quartet with Laurent-Perrier

Jan 31, 14 Sparkling Quartet with Laurent-Perrier

Posted by in Champagne, London

A few years ago, ultra brut champagne was all the rage and then it quietly fell off the radar and I hadn’t heard much since then. However, last night I was re-introduced to the pleasures of Laurent-Perrier’s zero dosage champagne (as well as Laurent-Perrier’s prestige cuvees)  at The Westbury in Mayfair....

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Seattle and San Digeo over the holidays

In a previous post, I told you all about the American Express Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card and all the wonderful things that you can use your Starpoints for – such as hotel stays, flights, experiences, merchandise,etc. Well, AmEx and Starwood decided to really show me what you can do with Starpoints and that’s...

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Barber’s 1833 Vintage Reserve Cheddar and a dry Chenin blanc

Jan 20, 14 Barber’s 1833 Vintage Reserve Cheddar and a dry Chenin blanc

Posted by in Food and Wine, France

A few years ago I visited the Barber Farmhouse on a press trip as part of a bigger trip to the West Country. I remember being impressed by the combination of modern technology within the traditions of cheesemaking that had been handed down through the generations. You can read about my visit here. I really enjoyed the 1833 Vintage...

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Being an American Express Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Cardmember

Jan 18, 14 Being an American Express Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Cardmember

Posted by in All, Travel

One of the main perks of blogging, aside from all the fantastic wines I get to taste on an almost daily basis, is the fact that I get to visit so many amazing places. So you can imagine how delighted I was when American Express and Starwood Hotels and Resorts asked me if I would like to take part in their Starwood Preferred Guest...

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Featured Post – Zeo soft drinks

Jan 15, 14 Featured Post – Zeo soft drinks

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Seems like this time of year everyone is detoxing so in the spirit, ahem, of January, I’m posting an alternative for all of you doing the detox this month, courtesy of Zeo. I’ll see you detoxers in February! Is the current trend for soft drinks here to stay? Alcoholic beverages are a key component of modern life....

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Tokaji – a sweet, sweet visit to Hungary

Jan 13, 14 Tokaji – a sweet, sweet visit to Hungary

Posted by in All, Travel

I don’t exactly remember the first time I tried tokaji but I’m pretty sure it was a Disznoko tokaji as that’s the name that most sticks in my mind whenever I think of tokaji. Tokaji comes from Hungary and is made from grapes that have been left on the vine for as long as possible. This results in botrytis which...

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San Diego Cellars – a downtown urban winery

Jan 11, 14 San Diego Cellars – a downtown urban winery

Posted by in All, California, Travel

I spent the majority of my holiday break in San Diego, Ca., which was nice and sunny, of course. But besides the sun and sea, San Diego also has their very own urban winery. The concept of urban wineries more or less started in California but has since spread to many other parts of the States – Washington and Oregon in...

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Upcoming – 5 decades of Chateau d’Yquem at Nobu London

Jan 09, 14 Upcoming – 5 decades of Chateau d’Yquem at Nobu London

Posted by in Food and Wine, London

I don’t usually write about events that I’m not attending but I know the guys over at The Antique Wine Company and they always have good stuff to taste. This time, however, I think they have outdone themselves. They are offering a unique, dare I say it, once in a lifetime opportunity, to taste 5 decades of Chateau...

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A Comte cheese tasting

Jan 06, 14 A Comte cheese tasting

Posted by in Food and Wine

Contributed by Anna von Bertele “Taste can be compared to music: we hear music as a whole, but if we listen more carefully we can make out each particular instrument and every single note of the score … Let Comté, the traditional cheese made in the Jura massif, play its delicate music on the instruments of your...

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I’m starting off Christmas Day with Billecart-Salmon brut blanc de blanc

Dec 19, 13 I’m starting off Christmas Day with Billecart-Salmon brut blanc de blanc

Posted by in Champagne

It’s almost time to break out the bubbly for Christmas morning. I don’t know about you but I always like to start off with a glass of champagne on the big day. Actually, I think champagne any day is a good idea but on Christmas Day, you can get more people to drink with you in the morning as it seems to be an anything...

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