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English Sparkling Wine: The World’s Most Exciting Wine Region Right Now?

English Sparkling Wine: The World’s Most Exciting Wine Region Right Now?

As a member of L’Academie du Champagne (My sponsor house is Laurent Perrier) I write this article with my eye on the office door fully expecting to be arrested by a burly, french front row from the Champagne Inquisition for my treachery and blasphemy towards their noble wine region for what I am about to … Continued


A Very Merry Mix

A Very Merry Mix

Santa’s sleigh bells shouldn’t be the only things shaking this festive period as we dust off the old Boston shaker and rustle up a few Christmas cocktails. While it may mostly be about bubbles and Bordeaux, we have put together a little selection of festive recipes for you to rustle up at home. Red Dragon … Continued


Not Just for Summer: Domaine de Sermezy of Beaujolais

Not Just for Summer: Domaine de Sermezy of Beaujolais

It may seem a little odd to even consider the idea of Beaujolais as we head into winter, but these wines are not just for the summer months. While a light red, nicely chilled, is the perfect alternative to light, crisp whites during the warm months, there is plenty suitable to the depths of winter … Continued


Restaurant Wine Pricing

Restaurant Wine Pricing

Reading the WHICH piece featured in the news recently, it must be tempting for restaurant customers to feel hard done by. The reported mark ups of 150-300% over retail prices are certainly challenging to the consumer in these straightened times and it is right and proper that a consumer magazine should report the facts as … Continued


Season of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness

Season of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness

Plucked from our latest fanzine, here are a few of our favourite things to do this time of year. If you only do five things in London this time of years then you are (a) no very active, and (b) advised to consider the following: Visit Crystal Palace park, a London classic that has been … Continued