LUNCH AT GALVIN LA CHAPELLE

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On the hottest day in summer for a while, we happily convened for a delightful real lunch round a rectangular table in the private dining room, in Galvin La Chapelle restaurant near Liverpool Street, east of the City. Its suitably cool interior for such weather has high stone double-height ceilings from the ground floor upwards past the mezzanine floor where …

A Tasting of English Sparkling Rosé

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London Branch’s first live tasting since lockdowns was held in the garden of Christopher Davenport Jones who led it – and to whom many thanks. We were warned to wear appropriate clothing lest the weather proved inclement. In the event, the forecast rain held off, and it was a fine evening for us to compare English sparkling rosés (and one …

An Italian Trio – A ZOOM WINE TASTING WITH IWFS LONDON

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Our foray by Zoom into Italian wines concluded (for now) with three quite different wines: A white from a native grape grown in North West Italy Wine from a native red grape grown in Sicily A red wine from North East Italy, made by the ‘ripasso’ technique. Each of us had a selection of the wines described below, bought from …

ITALIAN REDS – SANGIOVESE FROM TUSCANY

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ITALIAN REDS – SANGIOVESE FROM TUSCANY Members of London Branch and friends from other Branches zoomed to Tuscany to taste three types of red wines made from Sangiovese, the most planted grape in Italy. Ambitious and dedicated wine producers are drawn to Tuscany. Once the aristocratic Florentine wine merchant houses such as Antinori and Frescobaldi held sway. Now there are …

FINE CHOCOLATE AND ALCOHOL TASTING – A Zoom Tasting with IWFS London

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Never economise on the small luxuries of life. Drinking fine wine and eating chocolate won’t solve your problems – but they won’t hurt either,” said Ernie J Zelinski. Taking this quotation to heart, London Branch held a wine and chocolate pairing event by Zoom. None better to lead the tasting than Chantal Coady OBE, an internationally renowned chocolate expert and business …