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London Wine Week 23 to 29 May 2016

23 May 2016
Categories: Bars, From The Editor, London, Restaurants     Tags: , , , , ,
London Wine Week gets underway today for its third consecutive year. And for the second year running, Devonshire Square just across from Liverpool Street Station, will act as the festival’s hub and where you can collect your wristbands. The venue will also be host to this year’s brand new stand-out London Wine Week Banquets...

How to Explore France like a Local

29 Feb 2016
Categories: European Travel, From The Editor     Tags: , , , , , , ,
It’s little wonder that France is such a popular holiday destination as the country has so much to offer. From the beautiful South of France and Côte d‘Azur to the panoramic French Alps and the Loire Valley, France has something for everyone. We take a look at the Loire Valley and how to get the most out of your holiday...

Selfridges Welcomes Taste Of Japan in Elegant Style with Hidetoshi Nakata

12 Jan 2016
Categories: Lifestyle, Pop-ups     Tags: , , ,
We popped down to check out their ground-floor sake bar and caught up with ex-international soccer star, fashionista and sake master Hidetoshi Nakata for a few words on his passion for rice wine and whether he ever used sake as ‘brave juice’ before a match...

Bolney Wine: The Tipple To Toast the End Of The World?

6 Jan 2016
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The surge in acclaim over the last ten years for English wine has been due to many contributing factors: hard work from regional vineyards, clever marketing campaigns, Nyetimber’s infamous taste test victories. We head over to the West Sussex estate where we are to learn how climate change is actually helping English wine crops flourish while its global competitors falter...

Wine, Wanderlust & Witch Doctors: Falling in Love with Lausanne - Day 2

20 Oct 2015
Categories: European Travel     Tags: , , ,
The next day we revitalise ourselves with a soft jazz-sound tracked continental buffet breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant before wandering around the city centre’s traditional market where we discover the best hot chocolate in town (everyone seems to agree) at Chocolaterie le Barbare...

Four days along the marvellous Via Emilia Part 2

11 Aug 2015
Categories: European Travel     Tags: , , , ,
It’s another early rise the next day as we have a date with a cheesemaker; we shuttle over to Bibbiano to visit at Scalabrini farm and cheese factory, which lies in the middle of acres of lush green pastures, and are greeted by the Parmigiano Reggiano ‘quality control detective’, Igino Morini...

An Expat’s Export: Mirabeau en Provence

29 Jun 2015
Categories: Interviews, Video Blog     Tags: , , ,
It’s the ultimate dream of any self-professed oenophile: pack up sticks, bid au revoir to your job and the corporate lifestyle and set up a vineyard in the south of France where you produce and sell your own wine. One family turned that dream into a reality were the Cronks; Stephen had had enough of wearing a suit to a nine-till-fiver to relocate his family to Provence...

Hear us RAW at The Truman Brewery’s Artisan Wine Fair

29 May 2015
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London wine week may have officially started on the 18th May but for those in the know, the celebrations began on Sunday 17th at The Truman Brewery in Hackney with The Artisan Wine Fair, or RAW, where hundreds of vineyard representatives plied their wares to happy customers...

London Wine Week 18 to 24 May 2015

17 May 2015
Categories: Bars, Events, From The Editor     Tags: , ,
On Monday 18th May, London Wine Week gets underway with the highlight being the Wine Tours, London’s biggest self-guided wine tasting which will give you the opportunity to not only discover but also try new grapes, varieties and vintages from around the world. From London’s finest restaurant and hotel bars to dusty wine vaults and hidden gem wine bars...

RAW: UK’s Biggest Independent Wine Fair Comes To Shoreditch

11 May 2015
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“Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity." Voltaire’s words ring as true in 2015 as they did in the early 1700s and they are particularly apt when applied to the prospect of RAW, the UK's biggest independent wine fair that’s to be held at the Truman Brewery on Sunday 17th and Monday 18th May...