Monthly Archives: December 2012

Pass me the cooking Barolo

My wife* is reading a book called Angelina’s Bachelors by Brian O’ Reilly. It’s billed as ‘a novel with food’ because it contains recipes by his wife or maybe mother, Virginia O’ Reilly. One in particular caught my eye, ‘Gorgonzola Beef … Continue reading

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The Wine That Came in from the Cold

All the Bond noise last month made me seek retreat in a rather more reflective spy film, The Spy who Came in From the Cold. I’d never seen it before but remember being chilled by the book in my early … Continue reading

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Book Review: How to Love Wine by Eric Asimov

People who aren’t interested in cooking read Nigel Slater, just as people who can’t even drive watch Top Gear, but so far no one has managed to score an equivalent success with wine. Most wine books are bought by those we can politely … Continue reading

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Wine of the Week: One, Ribera del Duero 2003

I intended to write a post this time last year about the renaissance of Oddbins. This was based on no more evidence than a visit to the Earl’s Court branch where the staff were cheerful and the shop well-stocked with … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2012

I’ve been meaning to write up our thanksgiving wine binge for a while now but it has taken me a week to recover from all the port I put away. It can only be a matter of time before I … Continue reading

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