I’m not in the habit of making cocktails, and I don’t drink a lot of them either. The exception is the special one made by Igor at the Bloom Bar just off King’s Cross Road. Igor is a genius and he makes people cocktails according to their tastes.
Other than that, though, it’s wine or whisky all the way for me. Except for one time in April, when I didn’t feel like drinking either of those things. I have an extensive drinks collection at home even though I don’t drink most of them, so I thought I’d make up a cocktail and see how it went.
It went well. Read more
The latest instalment in a series in which I answer the ongoing question “How do you fit it all in?”, which people ask me when I tell them what I do. Read more
Normally Wednesdays on this blog are devoted to wine, but when I was transcribing my notebooks a while ago I came across a whisky review I’d jotted down, and I thought I’d share it.
So without further ado, welcome to the first Whisky Wednesday, featuring a 16-year-old Lagavulin. Read more
I can’t believe 2015 is nearly over. The year has flown past so quickly, probably due at least in part to the fact that I’ve been out of the country so much. There were a couple of periods where I’d fly somewhere, fly home, dump my stuff, pick up the next round of stuff, and leave immediately. There was a point when I flew from Barcelona to Birmingham with a four-hour stopover in my own house.
Inspired by several of the travel bloggers I follow, I thought I’d do a round-up of my salient travel moments this year. Some good, some bad: all ones that I don’t think I’ll forget in a hurry.