Special Holiday Brewski Report @ The Rake. Tasting Adnams Explorer, Sainsbury’s Somerset Vintage Cider, Brasserie Ellezllloise Belgian Saison and Export Stout from Green Jack.
Picked up 4 wines all under £10 from Oddbins: Torre Oria Cava Brut Reserva, Morrisons: Touraine Sauvignon Blanc, Majestic: Chateau Lachesnaye Cru Bourgeois and M&S: Dry Old Oloroso Sherry that are sure to please.
Some finer bottles for the Xmas holidays at the Hide Bar including a Balfour Brut English Sparkling Rose, an Italian Sere Alte Barolo from Piedmont, Chateau Filhot Sauternes & Tesco’s Finest Pouilly-Fume from the Loire Valley in France.
Interview with Rupert Ponsonby, Beer Guru and advocate. Tasting Innis & Gunn Beer & with food at the White Horse in Parsons Green, London Part 1.
Picked up this tasty brew made by the Freeminer Brewery from Gloucestershire for the Co-Op. http://www.freeminerbrewery.com/
Tasting the Little Beauty Pinot Noir 2009 from Marlborough In New Zealand.
A highlight reel of my trip to the Agly valley in South France back in October. We were put up Tautavel and visited some nearby wineries as well as attending the “Mechoui” a traditional North African feast. Fantastic time! Special thanks go to Justin Howard-Sneyd of Domaine of the Bee, Katie Jones of Domaine Jones and Jean Pla
One of the first London Micro Brewers to set the Bermondsey Beer Mile on fire and set the benchmark for craft brewers in the capital. Here I taste one of their ever changing hop combos of Simcoe, Citra, Apollo & Nelson Sauvin in this brash beautiful IPA.
After an inspirational trip to the Agly Valley in the South of France, I decided to taste a few wines at the famous French House in Soho.
Tasting a white Vermentino (also know as Rolle) from Paul Mas and a red La Difference Carignan.
My interview with polo playing French winemaker Nicolas Audebert who heads Cheval des Andes, Cheval Blanc’s Argentine outpost.