Learn To Loudpeaker Your Wine

Wine glass producer, Riedel, are celebrating the launch of their latest collection by hosting a sensory wine tasting in London later this month. The new Performance Range has already been described as a loudspeaker for fine wines and features a unique optical effect on the bowl of the glass. The new glassware range is not…
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Blakes’ 40th Anniversary Gin

To celebrate their 40th anniversary, legendary luxury boutique hotel, Blakes, has partnered with Portobello Road Gin to create a special edition bespoke gin that will be served exclusively at the hotel from now. Located in the heart of Kensington, the hotel’s secret courtyard, designed by Matthew Williamson, will be transforming into a gin garden to…
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Joakim Blockstrom Brings Winter Feast to London

Joakim Blockstrom is a renowned food photographer of our generation, having worked with legendary chefs such as Raymond Blanc, Ollie Dabbous and Mark Jarvis, to name a few. This time, however, he has left his camera at home and turned his attention to the kitchen, teaming up with Mishki’s Mari Volkosh to create a winter…
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No Ordinary Puff Piece

Traipsing through Mayfair’s Berkeley Square during a late summer downpour, one just wishes to escape the dross and find sanctuary in warm and inviting comfort. A wet hop down nearby Charles Street and a charmingly immaculate brass plate indicates I’ve found it. Marcus Lecky Oswald Hornby Birley, Old Etonian and King of London’s private clubbage…
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Welcome to the Gastrodome

As a self-confessed foodie and booze lover, I couldn’t wait for the road-trip we’d planned to Normandy and Burgundy, famous for producing apples and grapes and their respective tipples of cider and wine. And that’s before you even get me started on the cheese board….. Just a hop across the channel, Normandy boasts an extensive…
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Method and Madness – Midleton’s New Whiskey Range

As Scotch whisky reinvents itself, Japan struggles to keep up with demand and the American whiskey scene is like a joyous Spaghetti Western–with strangers and unexpected heroes taking pot shots at the Sheriffs, breaking all the rules and generally having a rootin’ tootin’ time–‘whisky vision’ is suddenly less myopic.  Somewhat less restrained than the Scots…
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Bacchus of the Net – Metaxa 12 Stars Edition

In 1971 Captain George Trikiriotis left the Greek island of Samos to join the merchant navy. After years tackling the tumult of the Irish Sea, he retired. Still proudly toting a mariner’s hat, his days are now spent tending to his family vineyard on the mountainside of Ampelos, at the north of the island. I’m…
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Mumm Grand Cordon Unveiled at the Paris ePrix

You cannot launch a boat, get married, have a child or celebrate without champagne. Not properly, anyway. And so it seems that you can’t race a car – or win a race – without a good hearty bottle of the proper stuff. And that extends also to Formula E. The auto racing of the future…
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Whisky Mystery – The Glenlivet Cipher

If you read about whisky anywhere close to half as much as you drink it, you’ll have noticed not one but several brouhahas recently. A notable one is the rise of ‘non-age statement single malts’: i.e. non-blended whiskies that eschew the tradition of specifying a year, instead choosing to name their expressions after monosyllabic natural occurrences, elements…
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Wolfgang Puck – Snake River Farms

“See the marbling? That’s what makes it so intense…” The steak in question is some of the finest wagyu available anywhere in the world. “Wagyu is graded with a system of lets and numbers,” explains David McIntyre, the executive chef at CUT at 45 Park Lane. It’s a complex system – of letters and numbers,…
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