Booze from July 2010

July 2010 Booze Archive from Foodepedia

  • New Wave Spanish wines

    Wednesday July 28th, 2010

    On, reportedly, the hottest day of the year, when the temperature in London had been predicted to rise to a sweltering 32 degrees I attended the New Wave Spain wine tasting at The Worx in Heathmans Road, Parson’s Green. The wines were lined up on long trestle tables set up end to end, a little like the set up for a jumble sale or a bazaar.

  • Stick and Tumblers

    Wednesday July 28th, 2010

    Under Greek sunshine, Douglas Blyde tasted three renditions of one of Scotland's finest whiskies in glamorous company...

  • The Grand Esprit – Summer in a glass

    Tuesday July 27th, 2010

    The people at Grand Marnier have created this lovely cocktail, The Grand Esprit, a long fruity drink to enjoy with friends on a lazy summer’s day. We tried it at a gathering recently and it went down very well with everyone, so much so, that we had to make a few batches up!

  • Cartier Polo inspired Cocktail

    Sunday July 25th, 2010

    The summer social season would be incomplete without a spot of polo accompanied by champagne cocktails. This year's Cartier International Day, the most prestigious polo event in the world, takes place at the Guards Polo Club on the 25th July.

  • 2009 – A good year for Beaujolais

    Thursday July 22nd, 2010

    I have never been a real fan of Beaujolais, my experience has mainly been the race each November to get and drink your first glass of that year’s vintage of Beaujolais Nouveau as soon after its release as possible.  So having been invited to ‘Fabuleux Beaujolais 2009’ in Paris, how fortunate that I accepted, my eyes were opened to the great diversity of the produce from this part of France.

  • Sharing Cocktails

    Thursday July 22nd, 2010

    Following on from its Wimbeldon afternoon tea, Swissôtel The Howard is offering a range of cocktails for sharing...

  • An Australian Legend Comes of Age

    Tuesday July 20th, 2010

    2010 sees Penfolds celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first commercial release of St Henri, one of the pinnacle wines in the Penfolds Luxury and Icon range...

  • Summer cocktails from Finlandia Vodka

    Monday July 19th, 2010

    To compliment the Finlandia dishes on our recipe page, how about trying one of the many delicious cocktails from Finlandia Vodka. With five variants in the range, each dish can be perfectly matched to an easy-to-create cocktail to tantalise those taste buds whilst chilling out on the picnic blanket.

  • Going Gaga Over Gago

    Friday July 16th, 2010

    We meet Peter Gago, British born Australian winemaker of Penfolds in the deliciously cool, candlelit cellars of Mayfair’s Stafford Hotel...

  • Château Thivin 2007

    Saturday July 10th, 2010

    Chateau Thivin has an attractive deep ruby/claret colour in the glass.  This is a lovely wine that is great to drink on its own, or with food, this wine’s smooth fruity flavious with a slight acidity would work equally well with cheeses and dishes that have a richness to them.

  • Tap into Berrys’ App

    Wednesday July 7th, 2010

    Originally designed for the iPhone App, Berry Brothers and Rudd's iPad gizzmo is a powerful, free tool featuring updated vintage charts, wine producer profiles and critics’ ratings and tasting notes...

  • Festival of Speed cocktails

    Tuesday July 6th, 2010

    Inspired by last weekend’s festival of speed at Goodwood, the people at Johnnie Walker, a sponsor of the festival, have created two cocktails that you might like to try at home.


  • The Bernard Series Basket Press Syrah

    Tuesday July 6th, 2010

    This rather lovely wine which comes from the Bellingham winery, which is more than 350 years old and located in Franschoek, a short distance from Cape Town. The Bernard Series Basket Press Syrah, 2007 is an excellent wine, a joy to drink and lovely on the palate, it is currently available from Sainsbury's at £9.99 and worth every penny.

  • Taming the Toro Beast

    Tuesday July 6th, 2010

    Over a not so light lunch at ‘Apsley’s’ at The Lanesborough, the wine world’s literati congregated to taste the wines of Manuel Fariña from the not so known Spanish wine region, Toro...

  • Wimbledon cocktail

    Friday July 2nd, 2010

    British summertime is now in full swing with warm spells of sunny weather continuing, juicy strawberries, long cocktails and of course Wimbledon proceeding ever closer to its finals. Why not invite your friends round to watch the finals with you and treat them to this bottlegreen inspired Wimbledon cocktail.

  • S. Pellegrino - water with wine and a new label

    Thursday July 1st, 2010

    Having recently attended Taste of London we went to a water and wine harmonisation session with specialist Andeas Larsson and here is what we found.