I’m so excited!

and I just can’t hide it! Three simple words. London Wine Week. Hopefully I won’t lose control. In this context that’d be bad (although may lead to more Port). It’s my favourite. I love it even more than London Cocktail Week. The deal is this. You buy a wrist band (for the princely sum of £10,…

Continuing a theme

I live very close to an area known as Little Portugal. It’s nowhere near the Portuguese restaurant mentioned in the last post. It does have plenty of them though. It also has a wine shop. Seemed worth a visit! It was a great little shop run by an importer. The staff were very happy and…

Bit of a nata

I have a long history of accidentally buying things while drunk. I’ll often get home from pub/bar/restaurant and buy things on ebay. This has ranged from the mundane such as clothes to the ridiculous, such as a pizza oven and a vintage Alfa Romeo. The pizza oven did turn out to be one of the…

Schools out for ever!

I done an exam. In wine. It was a bit of a let down. I think I should have paid more attention to the level before signing up. I could have answered all but one of the questions before I started the course and I’m pretty sure I got that one wrong anyway. I appreciate…

Back to school [week 2]

Yay! Register again. I very much doubt there is anything that makes me so obviously a long way out of school as actually find it exciting having a register taken. There was more wine this week – although there was also spittoons . It turns out the most difficult thing about wine tasting is spitting…

Back to school

A combination of disgruntlement at work giving me delusions of grandeur over a new career and wanting to be able to describe things in more detail than on a scale of ‘not very nom’ to ‘all of the nom’ led me to spend the evening back in school. I have signed up to do the…

Matching!

I went out for dinner last night as a birthday (and it turns out, promotion) celebration. It was at the properly swanky – 26th in the world – Clove Club in Shoreditch town hall. Whilst sipping on some Welsh Sparkling Rose (because National pride is occasionally a thing, even in these bleak times), I decided…

Hippy Wine

I went to a wine tasting. Quelle Surprise. In my regular coffee shop, just round the corner from work, there was a ‘bio-dynamic, organic and free range (or something along those lines) tasting. This was last week and the tl;dr is that I was so uninspired I’ve struggled to even write a review. Me. 5…

CHEESE!

Actually not cheese. As much as cheese is my favourite thing ever, possible more exciting. Here is a tale of a grape variety I’ve never had before. Our story starts on new years eve. We were perusing a local (fancy-pants) supermarket, in the hope of some better quality cheese (local deli was closed, boo!) and a…

And without Further Ado…

We had some Isle of Jura Elixir the other day. We weren’t particularly impressed. As it basically says up there, it was a little bland.