On being a wine wanker

On the eve of London Wine Week (yay!) I thought I’d take some time to witter on about wine. Increasingly over the past year or so wine has become my drink. This is both utterly unsurprising, and, given my love of beer and cocktails, completely shocking. There’s a lot of reasons why this is the…

Week Week Prep!

WINE WEEK! It’s time for London Wine Week again! They’ve stopped doing the by location book and replaced it with an app. While this works when you’re on the ground, it’s not so helpful for the obsessive nerds among us who want to plan. As a result of this I have prepared! I’ve put together…

Chateaux-en/Chat Owen

A friend/colleague of mine has a grapevine. In North London. They’re muscat grapes. Last weekend he and I decided to attempt to make wine from them. We got a reasonable crop from them, although if we’d have harvested a week earlier we’d have gotten a whole lot more. A local wood pigeon found them and…

Weekend Weekend [part 2]

After a slow start to the day due to that last glass of Sherry (and the rest of the wine too), we ambled towards Tottenham Court Road. The plan was to make our way down through Covent Garden. We were foiled at our first stop. Twice. First, the friends we were supposed to be meeting…

Weekend Wine [part 1]

Due to a combination of work and a cold, we missed Wednesday-Friday. Saturday was also world gin day. We started with a lunch of bagels and Pished Fish gin and tonic smoked salmon and a GnT, before returning to our scheduled program. Lovely Girlfriend decided to go and explore Fitzrovia. Not an area we’ve ever…