Charles Smith, winemaker and Winesleuth hair twin

I met my hair twin the other night at Hawksmoor Steakhouse in London. We weren’t exactly hair twins, he’s blonde and I’m not but we both have wild and curly hair and we both like wine a lot! My hair twin in Charles Smith, ex-rock band manager and “2009 Food and Wine Magazine Winemaker of the Year” for...

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Slide show from the LIWF, London 2009

Last week was the London International Wine Fair and to say I had a great time would be an understatement. It was 3 perfect days of discovering, tasting and non-stop talking about wine, wine and more wine. I truly never get bored of talking about wine. This is the third year I’ve gone and even though it seemed to be familiar...

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Bruno and Joel (Paillard and Robuchon) -the lunch video

Finally managed to get the video uploaded from lunch at Joel Robuchon’s L’Atelier with Bruno Paillard’s champagnes a couple of weeks ago. The video’s not as long as it looks, only 5 minutes but Viddler insists on adding lots of extra space at the end. Alice Paillard (Bruno’s daughter), Willie Lebus...

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Lunch partners Bruno and Joel (Paillard and Robuchon)

Picture it – 10:20 Monday morning, just sitting down to the laptop, still in my jammies with a nice big pot of coffee by my side, thinking of heading over to the California wine trade tasting later that afternoon. (Riiiiing, riiiiing) ”Hullo?” “Denise? Hi, it’s Dan from Bibendum. Listen I’m very...

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Guilty pleasures

It all started innocently enough as a joke at the pub after a London blogging event. What to eat when it’s cold and miserable outside? Well, I was hanging with a bunch of food bloggers, what other topic of conversation would you expect? When I mentioned my cheesy sausage biscuits that were so good you’d want to...

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