Côtes de Provence on the edge of Lewisham

Reading any wine-related social media post or drinks column, it's obvious rosé has exploded this year. Joining the realms of Aperol Spritz, Pimms and towering crisp lagers as the quintessential summer drinks, it'll be permeating every barbeque and summer party until the temperature drops low enough to render outdoor events after 8pm unfeasible. I've often... Continue Reading →

Meeting the In-Laws and Other Reasons to Drink

June arrived this week, and if you listened carefully you could hear a universal declaration of "well, it's summer now" rippling around every office in the vicinity. It's a statement of intent to organise outdoor parties, picnics, and steadfastly barbecuing whether or not the forecast changes from 26 degree sunshine to humid thunderstorms in the... Continue Reading →

“What is worth drinking is worth thinking about”

"A Handbook of Wine: How to buy, serve, store and drink it", Wm J. Todd (first published 1922) In the week where Samuel Taylor Coleridge's coffin was rediscovered in a Highgate wine cellar and Fortnum and Mason published their food and drink awards shortlist, it seems appropriate to consider how writing about wine has developed over the centuries... Continue Reading →

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