Tag Archive: London

Special Wines For Journey-Men and Journey-Women

If sheer contentment is a measure of quality, recent meals in Brawn stand head and shoulders above every other restaurant visit this year. Faye Maschler once suggested that if she could, she would… Continue reading

Oddities and Rarities From Ar.Pe.Pe.

I’m a little obsessed with suitcase wine – wine that you stuff into your Samsonite swaddled with socks to ensure safe passage home from your travels. This isn’t about saving a few quid; oddities… Continue reading

A Wine Afternoon In London – ArPePe Rosso di Valtellina 2012

With visits to Duck Soup and Sager + Wilde, I think it’s safe to say that I had a fun wine-filled afternoon in London last Sunday. Among the delights were Lapierre Morgon 2012 and Antinori… Continue reading

Sipsmith Botanical Feast – James Bond and Casino Royale (sort of!)

A dry martini,” [Bond] said. “One. In a deep champagne goblet.” “Oui, monsieur.” “Just a moment. Three measures of Sipsmith London Dry Gin, one of Sipsmith Barley Vodka, half a measure of Kina… Continue reading

An ‘Orange’ Lunch in The Remedy

I had a fantastic ‘orange’ lunch today in The Remedy wine bar in London. The highlight was the Pierluigi Zampaglione Don Chisciotte Fiano 2011 from Campania, and alongside the San Marzano tomato toast… Continue reading

A Visit to Drakes Tabanco

After such an intense day of palomino palate punishment at The Great Sherry Tasting (not a bad thing at all I might add, as I’m sure you gathered from my recent posts!), I… Continue reading

Sesti Brunello Di Montalcino 2001 at Hawksmoor

London…..Handford Wines…..Sesti Brunello di Montalcino 2001…..Hawksmoor…..BYO £5 corkage on Mondays…..decanted…..bone marrow and onions…..tuts from disapproving neighbouring diners…..juicy t-bone…..beef dripping chips…..delicious Sangiovese…..still many good years ahead of it…..espresso…..Gelupo…..home. Do you need me to fill… Continue reading