Month: June 2014

Cono Sur Bicicleta Sauvignon Blanc review

Celebrate Tour de France with Bicicleta wines from Cono Sur

I’M NOT known for my fitness levels, but I‘m pretty good at running to a bar at last orders. So cycling? Not a chance. And don’t even think about me in Lycra. No. Don’t.  But watching cycling is a different matter, and next weekend the much-heralded Tour de France 2014 begins in Yorkshire. For Chilean winemakers …

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Chambord prosecco

Add dash of Chambord to prosecco for a summery cocktail

I’VE been sitting here thinking about strawberries and Wimbledon and the Longest Day (because, scarily, we have reached that daylight milestone). Where do I take you this week, I’ve been asking myself. What homework do I set you in my continued challenge to encourage you to drink something new. To cast away the grigio and …

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Gin, cucumber and elderflower are a perfect mix

MANY moons ago,  before Facebook and  text messaging, I used to talk to people face to face,  generally in pubs. When I was a young-ish  pup my brother introduced  me to gin with slices of  cucumber in his  village  local.  Most gin lovers there  drank gin that way, so  much so that the bar staff  kept cucumber on a plate  next …

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