Category Archives: Wine articles

Did King Arthur’s father sell dodgy wine?

On holiday I watched Monty Python’s Holy Grail for the first time in years. Unlike most of their stuff, it’s actually still very funny. Whilst watching the taunting Frenchman bit below, I had a bit of an epiphany. Elderberries were … Continue reading

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The problems of getting a drink in Amersham

I wrote something for the Oldie earlier in the year (I’ve just put it up on my blog) about how my home town of Amersham (on the Hill, the old town is a different matter) which had been dying a … Continue reading

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In praise of chain shops

This is something I wrote for the Oldie earlier in the year: Last month I was back in my home town of Amersham and I noticed that the main shopping street, Sycamore Road, was doing something that it hadn’t done … Continue reading

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These wines are Absolutely Fabulous

Many writers will be using the release of the Absolutely Fabulous movie to reminisce about the crazy 1990s: cocaine, clubbing and Kate Moss. Drink writers will be going on about Bolly and Stolly which Eddy and Patsy put away in heroic quantities. … Continue reading

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Is this the best wine in the world?

Scroll to the bottom for the answer if you can’t be bothered to read the article. It’s not often that the talk at my daughter’s primary school gate is about wine but this week was an exception. One of the mothers … Continue reading

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London’s Best Wine Bars

Today, wine bars are fashionable. There’s even been talk that wine itself might be… *whisper it* cool. Things were very different when I was growing up. Wines bars were considered terribly old-fashioned. Most weren’t even aimed at wine lovers. Instead, … Continue reading

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Swarthy Chicken in 2016

Originally posted on Chagrinnamon Toast:
? Swarthy chicken is a family classic, but over the years it has evolved.  For a while, I was queen of this dish.  These days, my husband, Henry Jeffreys, is king. Though I have always loved cooking,…

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