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. Continue reading “How Do You Fit It All In? #13”
The whole Kensington wine community is drinking Whispering Angel, or so it seems. Jeroboams are tweeting about it, my friends have it in their houses, Whole Foods had it on offer… yet still I hadn’t tried it.
I’m not a big rosé person really, but sometimes in the summer you want something in between white and red. And the other day my friend came over, and I asked her what kind of wine she wanted, and she said ‘pink’. So I went to the corner shop and picked up a bottle of Whispering Angel’s The Palm, based purely on the label. Continue reading “The Palm by Whispering Angel 2017”
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. Continue reading “How Do You Fit It All In? #11”
I have several favourite wine shops in London, and unfortunately Jeroboams just opened a new branch on Kensington High Street, which means I’ll have to split my loyalties four ways instead of three. Currently they’re divided between Huntsworth Wines on Kensington Church Street, The Good Wine Shop in Chiswick, and Your Sommelier, who get bonus points because they’re an online shop who deliver to the door.
Tastings-wise, I normally stick with La Cave à Fromage in South Kensington: they pair excellent cheeses with good wines. Their truffle cheese event a few weeks ago was epic.
I hadn’t been to a tasting at The Good Wine Shop before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. But I couldn’t resist something that used this as their event picture, so I signed up and went along. Continue reading “Unicorn Sacrifice Tasting At The Good Wine Shop”
I grew up in French. It’s my mother tongue, my first words were in French (“non” and “cheval” if you’re interested), and for about ten years I lived at least 70% of my life in French.
But I’ve never been to France. This is particularly ridiculous because I live in London, and I’ve been on the Eurostar several times, so I’ve been through France on my way to other countries on at least six occasions, but somehow I’ve never stopped off there. Continue reading “Lazenne Wine Suitcases”
I’m generally a Bordeaux girl (left bank, specifically), but I went to Tuscany recently and discovered some rather exciting wines there, courtesy of Enoteca Pitti Gola e Cantina.
I also had a very nice Barolo from Huntsworth Wine a while ago, which added to my enthusiasm for Italy. So when I discovered that Jeroboams in Holland Park was having a sale on all their Italian wines, I decided it was a sign from the universe and I went along to buy a Pio Cesare. Continue reading “Pio Cesare Ornato Barolo 2001”
I was in Florence for work recently, and boy did I fall in love with the city. Beautiful architecture! Ornate antiques everywhere! Excellent food! A café that specialised in truffles! Fine wines! Scenic views! A quiet river just outside the city where I could sit and chill out undisturbed!
It is my new favourite city, and there are many reasons to pay it a visit. One of them is the wine club, properly named Enoteca Pitti Gola e Cantina. Continue reading “Visiting Florence? Go To The Wine Club”