Just A Minuty

When I think of Saint-Tropez I am put in mind of Gunter Sachs (playboy extraordinaire) cascading Brigitte Bardot with a hundred red roses, from a helicopter, as he hovered over her villa –  during their courtship; artists like Signac, Matisse and Bonnard painting in the limpid light of the peninsula (as evinced by the Bonnard … Continue reading Just A Minuty

Bella Figura

I usually associate this time of year at The Brewery in Chiswell Street, EC1 with backslapping, self-referential, corporate award events or boozy 6 Nations rugby lunches – with a host of rugby legends telling humorous anecdotes from their storied past. Well there was certainly a lot of backslapping, booze and food in evidence last week … Continue reading Bella Figura

Take A Pair Of Sparkling Wines (with apologies to W.S. Gilbert)

If there isn’t a collective noun for a select group of Hampshire Vineyards there should be! I’ll start the ball rolling with dazzle or, maybe, exaltation, even, (perchance) richesse… This thought sprung to mind as I surveyed the rapidly filling room at 67 Pall Mall and navigated my way around the elite group of vineyards … Continue reading Take A Pair Of Sparkling Wines (with apologies to W.S. Gilbert)

Nederburg – South African Wine Tasting

To Covent Garden for an intimate evening of wine tasting hosted by Nederburg, the South African winery lauded as a top producer of noble late harvest and Cabernet Sauvignon wines https://nederburg.com/our-story/ Nederburg is located between the Berg and Palmiet rivers in Paarl and one of South Africa’s most awarded wineries, with a prize-winning pedigree that … Continue reading Nederburg – South African Wine Tasting

Bitter As Fuck

I am a big fan of amaro, vermouths and bitters and so it was with great pleasure I recently became a Beta tester for Asterley Bros as they seek to launch a new product into this competitive market sector. My fellow testers and I are a curious, critical collective and together we help the brothers shape … Continue reading Bitter As Fuck