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 id=973e078e&w=437&h=333] Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInPocketRedditGoogleTumblrEmailPrintPinterestLike this:Like...

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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 “slap yo’ mamma” or “slap your mum” as Lizzie so charmingly put it ( I can’t imagine slapping anyones mum but yo’ mamma – now that’s a whole other ball of wax), the challenge was on to bring the tastiest, most comforting food for a cold winter’s nite. So, one cold February eve, Eatlikeagirl (Niamh), FoodStories (Helen), Cheeseandbiscuits (Chris), Hollowlegs (Lizzie), BibendumDan, and me, TheWinesleuth had a little get-together at my house. We started off with mojitos and straight-up gin martinis before heading off into the food and wine tasting. I think we all reverted to childhood for this one. On the menu we had Mac and Cheese with bits of bacony goodness(Niamh), Marmite sandwiches with cucumbers (Helen) – note, add the cucumbers just before eating otherwise the sandwiches get soggy, Bovril on toast (Chris)but not any old toast, make sure you use artisanal sourdough bread, spread on orangic butter first and THEN spread on the Bovril, my Cheesy sausage biscuits (me), and Ramen noodles with…get ready for it…..SPAM!! (Lizzie) Yup, fried spam and it was the biggest hit of the evening, although I think my biscuits were a close runner up (the secret ingredient is Bisquik). I, however, have discovered a new love of all things made from beef or yeast extracts and was reminded of my childhood breakfast companion- Spam. Rather then bring a guilty pleasure to eat, Dan decided to do a bit of blind winetasting and brought a selection of Bibendum wines for us to taste and vote on. His theme was everyday wines you’ll probably like’ vs. ‘posher wines you should like but might not’. I have these cool wine bags that I got for Christmas...

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