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Oddities (12 August 2016)

We were back at Rochelle Canteen on Arnold Circus, Shoreditch, on Friday for our fourth of six Oddities lunches this year. There was no theme this time, everyone bringing a wide range of wines, which (miraculously, as always seems to … Continue reading

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American Oddities (June 2016)

Every so often we go for a themed version of Oddities. It keeps everyone on their toes. Although more and more of us are buying American wines, which are much better represented in the UK than they were even five … Continue reading

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Oddities (April)

A dozen wine obsessives congregated once more at Rochelle Canteen on Friday in order to taste another batch of weird and wonderful wines from out of the way regions. I think we might have surpassed ourselves in terms of wine … Continue reading

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Oddities #10

Yesterday’s Oddities Lunch at Rochelle Canteen was a landmark of sorts, our tenth in a line of exciting events which take place every two months. Over those months we’ve drunk around 150 bottles of so-called oddities, ranging from wines some … Continue reading

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Happy New 2016!

This is the time when Bloggers habitually look back on the highlights of the year just gone, perhaps sprinkle a few resolutions, and above all single out the best of their festive drinking. I’ve had a very odd festive season … Continue reading

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Oddities 9 – It’s Getting Better (All the Time)

We had loosely termed this the Christmas Oddities, which might be stretching it too far when this ninth lunch in the series took place on 4th December, yet there’s no doubt that most of the people present approached Rochelle Canteen … Continue reading

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SHOddities – Reaching Perfection in Food and Wine

Whilst Oddities, our tasting lunches at Rochelle Canteen, have previously elicited a random selection of wines in terms of geography, we decided to focus this one on the Southern Hemisphere (hence the “SH”). The wines were as far from “shoddy” … Continue reading

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Oddities – May

The months go by so swiftly. Yesterday we convened again at Rochelle Canteen for a convivial lunch, aided this time by glorious weather, all the windows slid right open, and London’s sunshine pouring in. As usual, a mix of regulars, … Continue reading

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Oddities (March)

The latest gathering for lovers of the odd and obscure in wine took place at Rochelle Canteen last Friday, and generally we all felt that these lunches get better and better. As usual, the food was stunningly good and the … Continue reading

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Winter Oddities

The pleasure to be had in a fine wine lunch, say a selection of a dozen fine Bordeaux or Burgundy accompanied with fine Michelin cuisine is undeniable. It therefore seems churlish to say that occasionally some superb wines get lost … Continue reading

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