Category Archives: Wine and Food

Wimps! (Champagne & Chardonnay)

Wimps is a wine lunch. It was one of the early examples of what people who inhabit internet forums call an offline, where people who meet online actually get together, flesh and blood. “Wimps” isn’t an acronym. It was coined by its … Continue reading

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New Forest, New Culinary Destination

I’ve written about New Forest restaurants before, but it is clear that this rather beautiful part of Southern England is currently developing a gastronomic reputation to rival any in the country. It is certainly now possible to spend a week … Continue reading

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Another “Masters” Class (Spanish Whites)

Just six of us were at Masters Superfish yesterday for a lunch themed on Spanish Whites. I must say that there are those among us who feel that our Fino lunches here in Waterloo provide a wine style most suited to fish … Continue reading

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Senorans at The Shipyard

I was back at Lymington’s wonderful Shipyard Restaurant last week for a dinner with Javier Izurieta, Export Director of Pazo Senorans. The Shipyard is getting a reputation for wine, and in fact they have a tasty looking event on 4 … Continue reading

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Muy Generoso

Generoso usually refers just to a dry fortified wine, but in this case it refers to our Sherry lunch on Friday where we drank largely wines of a darker hue, Amontillado, through Palo Cortado and Oloroso, to PX. Of course, it … Continue reading

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Late January back in Se-ven-teen

I’m chanelling “Oh What a Night” (The Four Seasons)…Not December 1963, but still “What a Very Special Time for Me, As I Remember, What a Night”. If you know the song, that’s what it felt like. I rarely write about … Continue reading

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Panacea – A Remedy for all Ills

I’m not really one to make New Year’s Resolutions, but I won’t deny the tendency to make a few wishes – things I’d like to do, places I’d like to go, in the coming year. One of those was to … Continue reading

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The Shipyard

The New Forest is one of the UK’s most interesting places to dine at the moment. One of the newest restaurants in and around Lymington is The Shipyard Fishmarket, Bar and Kitchen, beyond Lymington Quay, in the thick of the town’s … Continue reading

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Tuscan Raiders

There’s a group of aficionados of all things Toscana which meets several times a year to drink frankly far too much wine in impressive restaurants. It has been a while since I’ve been able to join them, so I was … Continue reading

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A Different Market Tavern

In England at least, a market tavern tends to be a noisy pub selling warm beer with generous amounts slopping onto a sticky floor. Old Spitalfields Market has Taberna do Mercado, a very different proposition, and as we are not blessed … Continue reading

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