"Keep clear of wine I tell you, white or red, especially Spanish wines which they provide and have on sale in Fish Street and Cheapside. That wine mysteriously finds its way to mix itself with others." Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales (14... Read more
Ah, the moment many people dread. Whether it's taking an important client out, choosing wine for your team, or even just selecting a bottle for your Bon Viveur father in law, the wine list in a restaurant can give even seasoned wine drinkers... Read more
About 8 years ago, I shared an office with a nice American lady, and we got to the subject of cheese one day (doesn't everyone, eventually?). The conversation was largely based around the lack of variety in US supermarket... Read more
Many moons ago, I remember standing at the back of a Johnnie Walker Whisky tasting session in Harrods wine department. Believe it or not this tasting, like most of the other staff tastings we organised at Harrods, took place ... Read more
I've lost count of the amount of times people bewail the state of our collective beer drinking - seemingly we're a nation of insipid lager lovers, and have little interest in the finer points of a pint.
Venues are a key element of any successful event. Convenience, suitability and cost will all be a factor in your decision making process, but what steps can you take to ensure your venue choice is the right one?