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Featured Post: The Basics of Wine Tasting: How to Properly Taste Wine in Five Easy Steps

Jul 25, 13 Featured Post: The Basics of Wine Tasting: How to Properly Taste Wine in Five Easy Steps

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You know how to drink wine, but do you really know how to taste it? If you’re a novice wine taster, you may not realise that there is actually a complex process involved in helping you appreciate what you are drinking, and it’s important to master this if you are to demonstrate the right etiquette at those all important wine...

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Featured Post: How to match wine with food: seven tips for successful pairing

Jul 24, 13 Featured Post: How to match wine with food: seven tips for successful pairing

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Have you always wanted to experiment with pairing wine with food but find the whole idea confusing?  Not sure which type of wine will enhance your meal and give it that rich tasting flavour to die for? Gone are the days when paring wine with your meals was as easy as ABC, when the rules of coupling white wine with white meat only...

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Mead cocktails to beat the heat at Northbank

Jul 22, 13 Mead cocktails to beat the heat at Northbank

Posted by in All, Food and Wine

Now that the sun has finally agreed to cooperate, it’s time to find some cool and refreshing drinks to deal with the mini-heatwave we’re having at the moment. I usually turn to a nice Provencal rose or zesty white but I was recently introduced mead cocktails. Mead is usually associated with Merry Olde England and to be...

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Tozi, cicchetti in London

Jul 09, 13 Tozi, cicchetti in London

Posted by in Food and Wine, Italy

Prosecco may be very popular but as my Italian friend, Giordi, always tells me –  it’s too sweet here in England. So when we sat down at the new Italian restaurant Tozi and were presented with 2 glasses of prosecco, I wondered what she would say. After taking a sip,she pronounced it as it should be, dry and refreshing....

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A 4th of July Toast to Wine, infographic on US wine consumption

Jul 04, 13 A 4th of July Toast to Wine, infographic on US wine consumption

Posted by in All, N. America

I received this interesting infographic the other day about the increase in American wine consumption and seeing as it’s 4th of July, thought today would be a good day to post this.  Glad to see that wine consumption is on the up, there’s hope yet!   Produced by SpareFoot. Copyright...

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Ruinart and art, Masterpiece Art Fair

Jul 03, 13 Ruinart and art, Masterpiece Art Fair

Posted by in Champagne

Masterpiece Art Fair was this past week and I was invited to a unique art and champagne matching tour of the event by the champagne house Ruinart. Masterpiece Art Fair is an annual event that takes place on the grounds of the Royal Chelsea Hospital. Every year they erect a temporary art gallery where you can find everything from...

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Hutong London opens

Jun 30, 13 Hutong London opens

Posted by in All, Food and Wine, London

Last week, I was invited to Hutong London up on the 33rd floor of the Shard for (a preview of the) spectacular view and dinner. I was a bit skeptical as the big draw seemed to be the view ( and usually, if the view is good, the food is not) but really, go for the food and  THEN the view – although the view is pretty damn...

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Les Dauphins rose for summer

Jun 24, 13 Les Dauphins rose for summer

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Over the weekend I went to the Taste of London and was re-introduced to the wines of Les Dauphins, most specifically to the new Les Dauphins rose. Les Dauphins is made by a co-operative in the Southern Rhone called Les Cellier des Dauphins and they are one of the largest producers in the Rhone accounting for over 30% of all...

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Krug Kitchen at Aveqia

Jun 21, 13 Krug Kitchen at Aveqia

Posted by in Champagne, London

Last year I visited Aveqia in Farringdon and took part in a very fun evening, making dinner whilst being supervised by very friendly and helpful Aveqia chefs. So I was delighted to be invited back to preview The Krug Kitchen, a private cooking studio designed by Italian design studio Minotticucine and kitted out with...

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Competition – Win tix to Taste of London this weekend

Jun 20, 13 Competition – Win tix to Taste of London this weekend

Posted by in All, London

As my regular readers will know, last year I went on a cruise with Celebrity Cruises and ate and drank very well indeed. This weekend, Celebrity Cruises will be at the Taste of London and I’m running a small competition to give away a pair of tickets and a Taste of London recipe book. Renowned for its culinary offerings,...

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