Monthly Archives: March 2011

Tasting notes from the Languedoc

In Andrew Barr’s provocative book, Wine Snobbery, (a book that really needs a whole post) published many years ago he refers to the narcissism of wine writers who publish their tasting notes. For Mr Barr they should be used only … Continue reading

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Brunello di Montalcino and a family holiday to Tuscany

There are three landmark dates in the British middle classes love affair with Tuscany: 1987: The River Cafe Restaurant opens in Hammersmith. Founded by Ruth Rogers and Rose Gray, it wowed London with its Italian peasant dishes and optimistic prices. It … Continue reading

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Farewell Oddbins?

Like Victor Kiam and Remington so with me and Oddbins. He liked the product so much he bought the company, I spent so much time in my local Oddbins in Headingley that I got a job there. It was meant to be stop … Continue reading

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