Archive for February, 2012

Cigars, Wine & Photography all in a Nobleman’s House

Last night was a truly memorable evening at a wonderful location - The House of the Nobleman - in which there is strikingly excellent Gallery space which amongst others currently houses several photographs from the renowned photographer Alistair Morrison. Yesterday was all about Cigars, Wine, Cigar people & photography. Alistair...
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Wines of the World- A Tasting Event at The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

Perhaps one of the greatest things about living and working in London is that there always seems to be something new to discover about it.  I’ve walked past the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)’s building many times (right next door, as it is, to the Royal Albert Hall) but confess...
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Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 2009 – A Tasting to remember

Just before the snow fell, Corney & Barrow held a tasting to launch the 2009 vintage from a small family owned winery that produces around 800 of the 46,000,000 hectolitres of wine made in France. They concentrate on one grape variety and insist on releasing their wines one year later...
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Andrea Franchetti dinner – a Great Debut to 2012

I’m pretty certain Andrea Franchetti needs no introduction – a restaurateur in Rome who turned wine distributor in New York in the mid 80s and then later became a maverick winemaker. Franchetti only started his winemaking career in the early 90s after studying winemaking in Bordeaux and then returned to Italy....
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The Launch of Domaine François Carillon

Last Thursday saw the launch of our latest exclusivity – Domaine François Carillon – Alison (Buchanan) has done a full offer so I will not repeat that here but give more my view of the wines. The venue was Le Cerle near Sloane Square, which gave proceedings a suitably chic feel....
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