It’s a common word that is just taken for granted if you know what it means but, if you don’t, it can sound pretentious. So, what is it?
On October 6th, I sat down to lunch with Alex James, and his wife and business partner Karena De Lecaros-Aquise James, who at this moment have 1,782 bottles of their gin, ‘London to Lima’, crossing the Atlantic on their way to London.
My friend Victor sent me a picture over WhatsApp the other day. He had found a three year old ticket I sent to him when we both worked together in the restaurant industry. It read “1x Btl Verdicchio - Ignore, French C*nt”. Victor is a typical stereotype of a Frenchman; arrogant yet charming, stubborn but … Continue reading “Do you realise how F**cking French you look?”… A brief guide to French wine
I currently find myself taking a glass, looking over the sights of The Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia, Canada. I'm working for Luckett Vineyards; a local winery situated on the steepest fucking hill I've ever had the displeasure of cycling up.
By tasting a wine at the cellar door, you forge a much longer lasting memory of that wine - and it'll usually be a memory that you treasure for years to come.
Upon my return to Toronto, the city that I hold closest to my heart (second to Sheffield of course); I have had the opportunity to see how it has changed since I left four years ago. More importantly, I can see the development in attitudes to alcohol.