Monthly Archives: August 2012

  • Santorini Assyrtiko

    Posted by Bacchus in Spirits, Wines August 29, 2012

    I opened up the San..Torini Winery Assyrtiko 2010 over the bank holiday weekend (fortunately the sun was shining at the time) and it brought lots of pleasant memories flooding back of a holiday with the family on the islands of the Greek Cyclades. The clean, bright aromatic nose and the precise, mineral bite of the…

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  • Of Sugar and Spice

    Posted by Botrytis in Wines August 20, 2012

    Last weekend I visited my brother, and we  both went a-beerfestivalling in Worcester. I've written up enough beer festivals in this blog, to go into great detail on this one, but I will recommend Wolf Brewery Lavender Honey beer (3.7%) which was my first half of the evening, and had a delightful complex floral honey…

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  • Carnival and the Olympics

    Posted by Bacchus in Wines August 14, 2012

    So the Olympics are over. Despite the expense and inconvenience in the capital it was hard to be cynical about an event that has produced such drama, excitement and good-will. Watching Mo Farah win his second gold and Usain Bolt successfully defend his third gold from Beijing in the relay on Saturday with friends and…

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  • Brian and the Bonarda

    Posted by Cerris in Wines August 14, 2012

    My friend Brian has decided he needs to learn a few skills in the kitchen, to impress the ladies with his onion chopping skills, parsley scattering and herb rack - for someone who loves food as much as he, it makes good sense for him to pin some recipes under his belt.
    I offered to help…

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