Road trip to Davenport Vineyard (and video)

What better way to spend a lovely early spring day ( and my birthday) then a day out in the English countryside, visiting an English vineyard. No sniggers, please. England has been making wines since Roman times but only as recently as the 90′s have the English really gotten serious about producing quality wines. Whether it...

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A little bit of Portugal comes to London

One of the best things about my job is that I have the luxury of taking time off to attend all the fantastic trade wine tasting events in London. Wines of …Austria, Italy, Tuscany, New Zealand, Spain, Portugal, just to name a few of the events this past month. I went to the Annual tasting of Portuguese wines sponsored by...

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Tsuru, Japanese food/European wine – video

I was invited to a Japanese food and wine matching dinner the other night. Japanese food is notorious for it’s difficulty in matching with wine. Sweet, salty, spicy, fried, grilled, raw, cooked, with all those flavours and textures to match in one sitting, it’s no wonder most people stick to beer, saki or when push...

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Catavino’s Iberian Wine & Web tasting at Vinoteca – the video

Last week Catavino (Ryan and Gabriella Opaz) based in Terrazas, (near Barcelona) Spain, were in town to do a bit of networking and stopped by Vinoteca to host an Iberian wine & web tasting. The Winesleuth was there to taste along with her fellow winebloggers, Spitton and Surf4Wine. There was a wide selection of whites and reds...

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The video – Riedel winetasting at the Bluebird

  I got a new camcorder the other day to play around with at tastings. I’m still learning to use this damn thing but I’m sure I’ll get better as I go along! The video is from the Riedel comparative winetasting at the Bluebird not long ago. A bit of geek speak, a bit of what it was like to be there. [viddler...

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