It’s Malbec World Day – Salud!

April 17, 2017

Malbec originated and was for a long time cultivated in the southwest of France, but it has since become the most recognisable wine emerging from the South American country of Argentina. Other [read more]

Wine & Chocolate Together. Just Yes!

October 21, 2016

Love chocolate? Love wine? How about chocolate AND wine in one carefully considered, masterfully selected, palate tantalisingly perfect combination? You’re thinking about it aren’t you? Did the [read more]

A Day In The Life Of A Wine Critic

September 17, 2014

Having sampled very little wine while growing up, Jane Parkinson’s life was upturned during her third year university placement in the wine-producing mecca of Burgundy. Suddenly surrounded by some [read more]

As The Weather Turns, Turn To Bordeaux

September 30, 2011

Sadly, it is time to retire the Pimm’s for another year, but one thing that you can enjoy as the cold weather blows in is a good red wine by a roaring fire. Bordeaux in France is known for its [read more]

Gift Guide For Foodies

December 20, 2010

Finding that perfect gift for your special foodie friend can be a nightmare – it is not like you can just get your run-of-the-mill Brie from Tesco!  So here’s some indulgent ideas ranging from a [read more]

Getting to grips with whisky at Albannach

September 20, 2010

I’ve never understood whisky. I leave that to fusty old men and everyone of drinking age in Scotland. It’s not that I don’t like it – my reluctance to order the so-called amber nectar has [read more]

Cheat your way to a home cooked meal

June 15, 2010

We all know the pressure of being the perfect domestic goddess. After a hard day at work we are expected to come home and make a healthy, tasty and fresh meal. And most of that time that is just the [read more]