Edinburgh Festival of Wine 2017
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Edinburgh Festival of Wine 2017

Since booking tickets in June, it had been a long wait, but on Saturday 4th November, we caught the train through to the capital to attend Tom Cannavan’s Edinburgh Festival of Wine at The Balmoral Hotel. The 5-star hotel was a majestic setting, hosting 31 tables of suppliers and producers, and around 500 wine lovers. … Continue reading

Luvians Wine Fair 2017
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Luvians Wine Fair 2017

Despite having a keen interest in wine, I had never attended any sort of organised event. This year, I made sure I booked tickets early for the 20th Anniversary Wine Fair run by Luvians in St Andrews, Fife. We handed over our tickets, collected our programme and complimentary Riedel wine glass, and entered the busy … Continue reading

Vesper Martini and a Duo of Wines
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Vesper Martini and a Duo of Wines

I received a bottle of Lillet Blanc as a gift at Christmas for the purposes of making a Vesper Martini, but had never gotten round to it. Last weekend, the bottle was finally opened, and the cocktail was made. The recipe for a Vesper Martini first featured in Ian Fleming’s first James Bond novel, the … Continue reading