Part 2.

Wine week really upped it’s game today. This was in no small part due to tasting 19 different wines. Nineteen. None of them were duds. It’s not as alarming as it sounds. Three of us were out this evening and we went to two bars offering three different flights, which we shared. There was also…

Tour de Vin – Premier Etape

In fitting with my Tour de France themed title, we started somewhere other than France. In fact it was a rather multinational start. Right by the wristband exchange there was a Freixenet stall. They are expanding their brand out of only doing Cava into a prosecco. I’m not the biggest prosecco fan so went for…

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,…

Mothers Ruin!

‘can you drink gin again yet?’ A former housemate of mine had to ask. We’d had a slight run-in with a bottle of it during revision for finals. This resulted in neither of us drinking it for a fair while. We both do now, so she brought a bottle from her local micro-distillery when she…

Thats the way to do it!

One of my bosses is a massive beer nerd. Another of them is a cocktail nerd. Last week he suggested we go for a catch up at his favourite bar. Who was I to refuse? He first recommended it to me at Christmas last year, but I’d not actually gotten the chance to go. Punch Room…

Boozers without Borders

My boss organises a charity craft beer night. Its to raise funds for refugees. Craft beer. Helping Refugees. Organised by my boss. It’d be rude not to! Except that this is the third one he’s organised, but the first one I’ve actually made it to. The format is simple. You give them money, they give…

Ankh More Port

I visited a Portuguese restaurant a couple of weeks ago. Yes. Another one. Turns out lots of seafood, fatty pork and good wine works for me. Who knew? Bar Douro is in one of the arches in Flat Iron Square. Flat Iron Square is a sort of purpose built casual restaurant/street food/pop-up area. It’s down…

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…

All our problems are solved!

I’ve been boozy baking again. This time it’s boozy banana bread. That trip to St Lucia had many impacts on me. One of the main ones was breakfasts. Lovely girlfriend and I made it to breakfast every day. This in itself was very odd, because lie-ins. The upside to this was that the hotel made…

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…

The bar with no name.

I’ve been trying to work out how to get in a review of 69 Colebrooke Row since I started this blog. It’s probably my all time favourite cocktail bar. It crops up again and again in passing as I explore further into booze. It was definitely fundamental in my development as a massive cocktail nerd….