Month: September 2007

Veuve Clicquot tasting

I was unexpectedly invited to a Veuve Clicquot tasting. Fortunately, I had nothing planned for the next two hours, so along I went. There were six different wines on offer, from their standard yellow label up to a vintage 1999. Some...

Hard(l)y a bad price…

Currently on half price at £3.99 this Cabernet Sauvignon is rather good value. Take into account the further 25% off that Sainsburys is offering on all wine purchases of 6 bottles or more and you end up with a bottle of wine around the £3 instead...

Tarted-up tomato soup

Instant soup from a packet – just what’s needed once in a blue moon for a quick, warm precursor to a lunch. This was Bachelor’s Mediterranean tomato. When I added the boiling water and stirred, it was a bright, unnatural orange...

Stowells from France

Wikipedia assures me that it’s also known as Ermitage Blanc in Switzerland, but this wine called it Marsanne. It was its second grape after Chardonnay and apparently, this is an unusual blend. Described on the bottle as dry, crisp and fruity,...

Tas on The Cut

Tas offers quality Turkish food on The Cut, a street near London’s Waterloo Station. I hadn’t intended to go there, but the target place had been pretty well filled by a large party, and Tas was nearby. I noticed that the...

Something fishy…

Maybe my judgement; call me crazy, but I reckon I can taste the sea in this wine. Les Foncanelles, 2006, made from Vermentino (a new one to me, but often grown facing the sea) and Chardonnay from the south of France...

The happiest hour

My fudz Originally uploaded by dynamist. There are a few restaurants in Cincinnati which do ridiculously inexpensive happy hour menus. I’m talking half pound cheeseburgers with thick cut chips for $1.95. Convert that to sterling and it’s just this side of...