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New Regional Wine & Cheese Menu at Theo Randall at the Intercontinental

Allow me to commence this rave by saying that Theo Randall’s Head Sommelier, Yuri Gualeni, is a frickin’ genius and Chef Randall is a very wise man indeed to let Gualeni do his thing. Case in point: the young sommelier’s new wine and cheese pairing that’s been “designed to be a journey through Italy’s terroir and traditions.” I tried it last night and loved every moment. Priced from £24 per person – and tailored to guest preferences – the menu includes four Italian wines paired with four regional cheeses. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: World’s Largest Sherry Tasting

Monday found me nosing my way through Bond Street’s Westbury Hotel at the 2013 Great Sherry Tasting. With nearly 200 sherries from more than 30 producer, the event was claimed to be the world’s largest. Continue reading

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Win a Pair of Tickets to the bettane+desseauve Wine Experience London

The second edition of the bettane+desseauve Wine Experience London will take place the last weekend of October at Saatchi Gallery where guests will have the chance to sample more than 400 of the best European wines on the market today. Tickets for the tasting run 30 quid a pop. But check it out! I’ve got eight pairs of tickets to share with you lucky readers. Continue reading

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Good Stuff

Here’s a quick little list of good stuff I’ve recently come across and thought was worth sharing with you. Enjoy! Continue reading

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Red, White or RAW? (Great British Chefs)

Whether you’re looking to quaff some environmentally friendly vino, keen to sample something dramatically different than that same old pinot grigio or you’re simply curious about what might just be the next big thing in viticulture and in the cellars of the world’s top chefs, this year’s RAW takes place at London’s Old Truman Brewery in London on the 19th and 20th of May. Continue reading

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Spice Routes #wineNcanapes with …

I had a lot of fun at last night’s #wineNcanapes wine and Indian food pairing. It was one of those “get a bunch of bloggers in a room together” kind of nights. Really friendly, enthusiastic vibe and a good group of people. The food was absolutely gorgeous, the wine thoughtfully paired and the venue a fun and accommodating setting. Continue reading

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Argentina Meets East London at Cambalache (OneTravel)

Guests to Cambalache will get the chance to try up to 150 wines from 28 of Argentina’s top wineries. Everybody’s heard of – and rightly loves – the mighty Malbec. But Cambalache will feature wines from all of Argentine’s major producing regions, stretching over 2000 km from Salta in the North to Patagonia in the South, passing through La Rioja, San Juan and Mendoza along the way. Continue reading

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Wine and Music Pairing with Charles Spence and Barry Smith

Cambalache will feature 150 wines from 28 of Argentina’s top wineries. There’ll be street food from Borough Market’s Argentine specialists, Porteña; cocktails from Galante Bar; dulche de leche ice cream from The Ice Cream Union; live graffiti mural painting; tango performances and much more. Continue reading

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English Wine Tasting at the Wine & Spirit Education Trust

Getting the hint after record sales of English wine during the Diamond Jubilee weekend, the Wine & Spirit Education Trust recently launched its first English Wine tasting class aimed at consumers. Hosted by Julia Trustram Eve (Marketing Director at English … Continue reading

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The Lucky Duck Does Burgundy (Great British Chefs)

Writing about the yummy things in life, I get a lot of ‘lucky Chris’ this and ‘lucky Chris that’. Maybe. But to quote Ernest Hemingway (somebody who lived a much more interesting life than I probably ever will), ‘You make … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Walk Among Us

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London Food & Drink News: 3 November 2011 (Londonist)

London Food & Drink News: 3 November 2011 Londonist, November 3, 2011 at 15:30 pm A strong contender for best breakfast in London, Beaujolais Cru with festive season lights, a re-vamp of an ancient feast in Dalston and a real … Continue reading

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Good Stuff

Remember my last “Good Stuff” post? That was published just over a month ago. Lots more stuff’s been happening since then. And the wonderful thing is that most that stuff’s been good stuff. So, as with that last post back … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: One Great George

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La Vie en Rosé Wine Tasting with Bibendum Wines (Londonist)

La Vie en Rosé Wine Tasting with Bibendum Wines Londonist, May 11, 2010 12:00 PM Hosted by Bibendum Wines at the elegant and yummy 101 Pimlico Road restaurant, La Vie en Rosé: A Fresh Look at Pink Wines provided Londonist … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Spittoon

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Review: 2010 California Wine Tasting (Londonist)

Review: 2010 California Wine Tasting Londonist, March 16, 2010 5:54 PM Held at Lindley Hall with plenty of appreciated sunshine streaming through the Edwardian building’s large glass roof, yesterday’s annual trade-only California Wine Tasting presented 200 some odd wineries for the consideration … Continue reading

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An Anteprima and an En Primeur with Berry Bros & Rudd Wine Merchants (Londonist)

An Anteprima and an En Primeur with Berry Bros & Rudd Wine Merchants Londonist, March 3, 2010 6:26 PM … for a bit of intrigue, consider the 2008 Hermitage Blanc from Domaine Marc Sorrel. Still “lying abroad” and to be … Continue reading

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Bibendum Times Annual Wine Tasting 2010 (Londonist)

Bibendum Times Annual Wine Tasting 2010 Londonist, January 21, 2010 5:08 PM Taking over Saatchi Gallery with two hundred winemakers showcasing more than a thousand wines, yesterday’s Bibendum Times Annual Tasting gave those in the vino biz and those wishing … Continue reading

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Upcoming Guru Event: Sicilian Wine Tasting with Antipasti at Carluccio’s Private Dining Room (Qype does London)

Upcoming Guru Event: Sicilian Wine Tasting with Antipasti at Carluccio’s Private Dining Room  Qype does London, July 7th 2009 On Monday the 20th from 6.30pm to 8pm in the Private Dining Room at Carluccio’s flagship shop/resto/café on Garrick Street near … Continue reading

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Big Red’s Tasting Session (Qype does London)

Big Red’s Tasting Session  Qype does London, May 7th 2009 Out of all them delicious red wines, the one that got my taste buds roused and crying “giddy up go!” was the Grand Cru 2005 from Château Capet-Guillier – as … Continue reading

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