THE STORY OF A RENEGADE IN THE WORLD OF WINE

There’s a new sheriff in town and it’s called the urban winery. There are no panoramas of lush green vines to gush over, no rolling hills to serve as the backdrop of a smug selfie with wine glass in hand, no rays of sunshine at that magic hour of the morning where different corners of […]

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GRAYS & FEATHER: UNLOCKING THE KINGDOM OF WINE

I am always thrilled about a new wine bar springing up in London, but there’s something about Grays & Feather in Covent Garden that is even more exciting than most. Self-described as a ‘mischievous wine parlour’, the two-storey venue pricks the senses as soon as you walk in: in your direct eye-line is an elaborate […]

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A WEEKEND IN THE LANGUEDOC – PART ONE: LIAUSSON ROUGE

It’s always very fortunate when you have friends who live in wonderful places, especially when you can go and stay with them for a few days. It is even more fortunate when said places are located between 30-50 degrees of latitude (where the grapevines grow) and home to lots of lovely, lovely wine. Chris and Ian live in Liausson, a small village in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in the South of France.

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WINES OF VENICE

‘The campo – the country – begins on the other side of the Ponte della Libertà’ quotes Javier Marías in his book, Venice, An Interior. This is apparently a saying amongst some Venetians who see their city as something held apart from the rest of the world; something separate and unique. Crossing Mussolini’s two mile […]

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IMBIBE LIVE 2018

Imbibe Live is a drinks industry event for all corners of the trade; for people who work with drinks in any way, shape or form, whether it’s serving them, writing about them, tasting them or buying them. And everyone knows that people who like drink are usually good people, which is probably the reason it’s […]

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SUD DE FRANCE ANNUAL TASTING

I love visiting the South of France and there are three things that never fail to make it a wonderful trip – the weather, the food and the wine. Visiting small local vineyards is always part of it; making an afternoon of it and taking a tasty, inexpensive bottle (or three) back to enjoy with […]

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