Monthly Archives: October 2011

  • A Cider With A View... and Later Dessert

    Posted by Bacchus in Wines October 24, 2011

    I recently went to London to meet up with my brother who I hadn’t seen in a while, and on a quite lovely autumn afternoon we decided to head to Primrose Hill. It is no secret that this park has a fabulous view of London and on any given weekend in the summer it can…

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  • Of Honking, or what I drank in the holidays.

    Posted by Botrytis in Wines October 20, 2011

    I am just back from a week's holiday. Well, I say holiday, but it was more of that vogueish word, a stay-cation. Due to an eye-watering bill for a recent car service (I don't know what a rotor assembly is, but damn, it's expensive) I felt that maybe the Lake District would have to wait…

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  • The Barossa Valley - Australia Trip Part 2

    Posted by Bacchus in Wines October 12, 2011

    The McLaren Vale was a bit of a write off due to a particularly virulent cold, but by the time I visited the Barossa Valley I had sufficiently recovered to fully appreciate the wines. Mind you, if there was ever a style of wine that was guaranteed to breeze through a blocked up nose it…

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  • Its not nice to share.

    Posted by Cerris in Wines October 7, 2011

    The calculation of alcoholic units we consume is somewhat difficult and constricting. We have the guilt driven tendency to screech “STOP” when someone tries to top us up, shoving them away and raising our fists, little knowing they have surpassed the invisible drinking allowance guideline marked in red upon our foreheads.
    Driven predominantly by paranoia, this…

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