Created by Tom Stapley, the idea of Craft Beer Hour is that everyone is drinking and discussing the same beers on Twitter, each Tuesday. I managed to sneak on the list to be sent the beers from Ora Brewing.
What could you put in your garden if space, money and sunshine were unlimited? A pool? A hot tub? A gym? The Ideal Home Show is the perfect place to find mad, aspirational stuff for the ultimate foodies garden.
I was glad to get one of the last red-hot tickets to Little Viet Kitchen's monthly Supperclub, which was held on Sunday night. Showcasing Vietnamese food, the evening had a special 5-course menu which changes monthly, all cooked to head Chef, Thuy Diem Pham's, exacting standards.
A question at a recent quiz got me thinking about wine bottle sizes. They have grand names derived from kings or notable historic legends, not withstanding their rarity in everyday life creating a sense of awe when seen. Here are Bordeaux's wine bottle sizes, and how many glasses each contains.
The last ever London Drinker Festival occurred last Friday during 'London Beer Week'. I decided to check out what we'll be missing, as well as meeting brewers from ELB at a tutored tasting of their beers.
Porto is the place for discovering wines from the Douro and Port, but I still managed to find time to check out beers from the burgeoning craft beer scene - as well as discovering how to order beer correctly!
You'd be a either a fool or teetotal to visit Porto without tasting the Port wine on offer - so I duly obliged. Over several days I managed to fit several different tastings into the schedule to understand and explore the complexities of the different styles which exist.