Chateau Angelus and Organic Viticulture in Bordeaux

When one thinks of Bordeaux, organic viticulture does not immediately spring to mind but one family in St Emilion are working to change that perception. I had lunch earlier this week with Hubert de Bouard (head of the family, his daughter Stephanie Bouard-Rivoul (Managing Director) and cousin, Thierry Grenier de Bouard (Deputy Managing Director) for […] The post Chateau Angelus and Organic Viticulture in Bordeaux appeared first on The Wine Sleuth.

What Makes Victorian Wines So Great?

Usually talk of trips to Australia conjure-up visuals of sunny beaches, rugged outback and Nicole Kidman. We very rarely think of Australia as a cool-climate continent, with low to moderate temperatures, and plenty of rainfall. However, when it comes to wine, not all Australian regions are equal. Sure, you have the Barossa Valley and Margaret […] The post What Makes Victorian Wines So Great? appeared first on The Wine Sleuth.

New Italian wine bar – Bottles in Spitalfields

Spitalfields is now the home of new wine bar, Bottles. A joint venture by Italian food and wine experts, Franco Mancini and Daniele Marano, Bottles aims to showcase small Italian wine producers, indigenous varieties, and forgotten grapes. Bottles occupies the old Vagabond space in Spitalfields Market, facing Brushfield St on one side. On the other side, there […] The post New Italian wine bar – Bottles in Spitalfields appeared first on The Wine Sleuth.

Wine and Vegan Chef’s Tasting Menu at Indian Accent in Mayfair

The Winesleuth is continuing her vegan/plant based diet culinary escapades around Londontown, this time with a visit to globally recognised Mayfair restaurant, Indian Accent on Albemarle St. Indian Accent has sister restaurants in New Delhi and New York and is on many top restaurant lists around the world. The venue in London only opened late […] The post Wine and Vegan Chef’s Tasting Menu at Indian Accent in Mayfair appeared first on The Wine Sleuth.

Postcard from Sardinia

I landed in Sardinia last night and was charmed by the dramatic seaside before we even landed. I know very little about this island other then it’s Italian and cannonau is the main variety cultivated here. I’m here visiting as part of the Sardinia Beyond the Sea initiative sponsored by Sardinian producers and the tourist […] The post Postcard from Sardinia appeared first on The Wine Sleuth.

The Avina Champagne Stopper

Over the summer I received the Avina champagne stopper in the post to review. I don’t really use stoppers much but on occasion they can be useful. Avina has developed a champagne stopper that claims it will keep the fizz in AND you can store open bottles sideways, which means you can lay them down […] The post The Avina Champagne Stopper appeared first on The Wine Sleuth.

Sushi Shop’s new Summer Box

Just in time for summer, the Sushi Shop has launched a Summer Box of sushi delights either for delivery or to eat in shop. Sushi Shop specialize in home and office delivery and have a variety of boxes available as well as an interesting selection of sushi rolls and makis. Sushi Shop started in France […] The post Sushi Shop’s new Summer Box appeared first on The Wine Sleuth.

Launch of the Piper Heidsieck Essentiel Cuvée Reservée

Piper Heidsieck have just launched their latest cuvée, the Essentiel Cuvée Reservée Extra Brut. Last week I and a small group of wine bloggers dined with Regis Camus, the chef de cave of Piper in Central London over various bottles and vintages of Piper Heidsieck. Regis was in town to promote their newest cuvée, the Essentiel Cuvée […] The post Launch of the Piper Heidsieck Essentiel Cuvée Reservée appeared first on The Wine Sleuth.

Dinner with Santa Maria’s new Latin American Kitchen range

Last night I attended the Santa Maria Latin American Kitchen dinner hosted by Food Blogger Rosana McPhee (Hot & Chilli) and The London Foodie, Luiz Hara in North London. The evening was a showcase of Santa Maria’s new range of sauces, rice, seasonings, tortillas, toppings and sides. Everything in the new range has been designed […] The post Dinner with Santa Maria’s new Latin American Kitchen range appeared first on The Wine Sleuth.