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Eatyard Wine and Cheese Festival

Eatyard Wine and Cheese Festival

Last Sunday, we took the bus to The Big Smoke to attend the Eatyard Wine and Cheese Festival at The Iveagh Gardens. This was the second year of the festival but the first in this much larger setting. We arrived early and stood at the […]

Observations from a Weekend in London

Observations from a Weekend in London

London Last weekend, we took the short hop over to London to attend Fearne Cotton’s Happy Place Festival in Chiswick House and Gardens. We stayed with good friends’ Aoife and Ben in Hackney and had a lovely weekend eating great food, drinking wine, chatting and […]

Wine: My Journey, Wines 1-10

Wine: My Journey, Wines 1-10

My Italian Wine Journey (1-10) I am just over two months into my Italian Wine exploration. I have been fervently seeking out bottles that I haven’t tried before and although I have just hit 25 wines tasted, there are a further 35 sitting in my […]

Roast Chicken with Pepperonata

Roast Chicken with Pepperonata

Roast Chicken with Pepperonata There is something very special about this dish. Everybody has dishes that they come back to again and again and this is one such dish for me. It’s not difficult – it all cooks in one pot and, as long as […]

Wine: Fiano Everywhere!

Wine: Fiano Everywhere!

Fiano A couple of weeks ago we set off for our little Southern Italian adventure honeymoon. Two weeks of touring around the south of the country taking in parts of Puglia, Basilicata and Campania. It’s the first time I’ve really paid attention to the wine […]

The Drink List – Recommended Wines

The Drink List – Recommended Wines

The Drink List Here is a list of my recommended wines and where they can be bought. Although not all are cheap, all of them are good value for the quality on offer and I have bought and tasted all of them. As my focus […]

Review: La Dispensa di Aquatio, Matera, Italy

Review: La Dispensa di Aquatio, Matera, Italy

La Dispensa di Aquatio We aren’t long back from our honeymoon. For this trip, we decided that instead of going to one place, we would rent a car and have a little Southern Italian adventure. We started in Naples airport, making our way across to […]

Wine: Libenzi, Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi

Wine: Libenzi, Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi

Italian Whites I’ve always been a red man. Big, beefy, tannic reds have always been my thing. That was until about four months ago when I was trying to pick out the white wine option for our wedding. I knew what the red would be […]

Wine: Nausica, Nero D’Avola

Wine: Nausica, Nero D’Avola

Wine Features Since my first wine class at Ballymaloe Cookery School back in 2016 I was hooked. I had liked wine for a couple of years before that but had never really thought about it. I would buy a bottle, decide if I liked it […]

The Shared Table – Pop-Up Restaurant

The Shared Table – Pop-Up Restaurant

The Shared Table Pop-Up In association with June Fest Newbridge, I’ll be hosting two events at the start of June before we head off on honeymoon. On the evening of June 3rd (bank holiday Monday) join us in Ubh Cafe on George’s St. Newbridge for […]