Category Archives: Wine and Food

Autentikfest 2022, Moravia

I’ve just returned from a trip to Moravia in the south of the Czech Republic. The main reason for going was an invitation to Autentikfest 2022, the wine festival for the Czech natural wine movement, but whilst there I also … Continue reading

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Italians at The Glasshouse, Kew

When you alight from the train from Central London at Kew Gardens station you cross the tracks and immediately feel you are in a village. The tall trees surrounding the station set the scene for the famous gardens down the … Continue reading

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Sydneyside Dining Selection

We ate some wonderful meals during our time away in October and November, but during our last few days in Sydney we visited three very different restaurants which I’d like to write about before I leave the Southern Hemisphere for … Continue reading

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Mastering Food and Wine Pairing at Masters Superfish

This is a wine blog, and I suppose that when I write about a restaurant I concentrate on the wine…and the food too, of course. But this piece isn’t primarily about either, but rather a musing on “lunch” in a … Continue reading

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More From Silo

In the world of wine there are lulls and there are storms. In the following few weeks, in the way that people somehow always organise everything together, there are some big events in London. After the Real Wine Fair over … Continue reading

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Sportsman March 2019

My annual trip to The Sportsman at Seasalter came early this year. I always look forward to lunch in this self-styled “grotty pub” in an out of the way location on the North Kent coast, which serves what for me … Continue reading

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Vienna Week 2 – Dining

If I were to make a personal recommendation for anyone looking to dine out in Vienna, assuming they share the same kind of wine obsessions as I do, then I suppose I’d have to go with Mast Weinbistro. However, Mast was … Continue reading

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Tuscan Gems at The Glasshouse

It’s almost two years since I visited The Glasshouse in Kew (right by the Underground Station). On that occasion it was with the same bunch of people who come down to London from all over the UK a few times … Continue reading

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Sportsman (but Seasalter, No Football Here)

I do actually enjoy the football, but pretty much nothing would have got in the way of another trip to The Sportsman at Seasalter in Kent last Friday. Certainly not the seven hours on various trains it took to get … Continue reading

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Sherry Baby (Pizarro Sherry Lunch)

At least once a year the treat of a Sherry-focused lunch comes around, and I’m sure some of you have read tales from our “Fish & Fino” lunches in the past. This week we went to Pizarro, one of José … Continue reading

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