Category Archives: Food and Wine
by Wieteke Teppema. Published September 28th, 2012.
Over many years spent working as a sommelier I definitely saw a rise in requests to bring your own wine to restaurants. It is not only a response to harder times – if you have a good bottle nothing you cook at home will do it justice (at least not if you cook like I [...]
by Ian Stirling. Published August 8th, 2012.
Some months ago after a long, cold walk through the New Forest, I stopped in at a pub called The Master Builders in the very small hamlet of Bucklers Hard – formally a shipyard for Nelson’s navy (there’s a 5 star ship-building museum there, if that sort of thing floats your boat). The menu contained [...]
by Ian Stirling. Published August 6th, 2012.
A married couple have but one anniversary a year and, on that very strict basis, even I am prepared to cast all fiscal caution and reason and sense and prudence and logic to the wind and, for 2.5 hours on that happy date, indulge myself. And my wife. Apparently Pizza Express no longer cuts the [...]
by Simon Sharich. Published July 26th, 2012.
I was in my kitchen a couple of weeks ago talking Olympics tickets with my flatmate. I had none, but was airing a somewhat dreamy preference that, if I could have a ticket to anything, the Women’s Beach Volleyball seemed a pretty attractive choice. Amazingly, the reply came back that she had already acquired two [...]
by Jack Green. Published March 13th, 2012.
I might be jumping the gun a bit here, but as a self-confessed barbecue addict I will pretty much have one whenever the sun is out. So when we had a rare warm snap in February, the coals came out. Of course, the joy of such an event has nothing to do with the fact [...]
by Marc Ditcham. Published February 7th, 2012.
On the 1st February, Joe (the retail manager) and I were cordially invited by LVMH to a trade tasting of the new and much anticipated release of the Dom Pérignon 2003 held at the Phillips de Pury & Company auction house/art exhibition hall. Unlike the official launch held on the 7th December 2011 where the [...]