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 …

LONDON WINE TASTING – ENGLISH SPARKLING ROSÉ – June 2021

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Our 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 Welsh). …

LONDON WINE TASTING – GREEK WINES – May 2021

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No IWFS Zoom tastings this month to talk about, so I’m going to write about two contrasting Greek white wines I’ve tasted both made from the Assyrtiko grape. Many exciting wines are being produced in Greece from indigenous grapes, both red and white, by independent wine makers, using careful wine making techniques, with quality at their forefront. These wines are …

ITALIAN WINES by Zoom – April 2021

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ANOTHER ZOOM WINE TASTING WITH LONDON IWFS Our latest foray by Zoom was to taste contrasting Italian 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. We sourced the wines from our local Majestic branch. Prices …

ITALIAN REDS – SANGIOVESE FROM TUSCANY – by Zoom

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ZOOM WINE TASTING WITH LONDON IWFS March 2021 Three types of red wines from Tuscany, made from the Sangiovese grape, were the subject of this Zoom tasting, and very enjoyable they were, too. Sangiovese is responsible for the best red wines of Tuscany. It has numerous clones of various sub-varieties, in different localities. It is extremely sensitive to where it …