Category Archives: Wine

Restaurant Review: Lucha Libre, Manchester

When I was living in Rome, my friends and I took a weekly trip to Spanish-founded Montaditos 100 where you can get a pint of beer or sangria for €2 and then pick at their selection of mini baguette sandwiches—or

Restaurant Review: Lucha Libre, Manchester

When I was living in Rome, my friends and I took a weekly trip to Spanish-founded Montaditos 100 where you can get a pint of beer or sangria for €2 and then pick at their selection of mini baguette sandwiches—or

Welcome Spring with a Springtime Spritzer

Spring has teased us with a glorious April, but things aren’t looking quite so perky for May! But don’t let that dash your spirits.. or your wine! Try this tasty twist on a classic wine spritzer. Pour yourself a small

Welcome Spring with a Springtime Spritzer

Spring has teased us with a glorious April, but things aren’t looking quite so perky for May! But don’t let that dash your spirits.. or your wine! Try this tasty twist on a classic wine spritzer. Pour yourself a small

Restaurant Review: Greens Restaurant, Didsbury

Watching Simon Rimmer and Tim Lovejoy lark around on Channel 4’s ‘Sunday Brunch’ has become a weekend ritual of mine. Simon always seems to cook up a storm on the show (either that, or the various guests have been practicing

Restaurant Review: Greens Restaurant, Didsbury

Watching Simon Rimmer and Tim Lovejoy lark around on Channel 4’s ‘Sunday Brunch’ has become a weekend ritual of mine. Simon always seems to cook up a storm on the show (either that, or the various guests have been practicing

Restaurant Review: Fish Bait, Didsbury

This “chippy” review is coming from someone who doesn’t actually like our national dish all that much. I found this little gem following my mothers request to try some “proper northern fish and chips” when she last visited me in

Restaurant Review: Fish Bait, Didsbury

This “chippy” review is coming from someone who doesn’t actually like our national dish all that much. I found this little gem following my mothers request to try some “proper northern fish and chips” when she last visited me in

Flashback Restaurant Review: Maze, London

A flashback to my lovely 21st birthday meal, 2 years ago, at Maze, Gordon Ramsay in London. I hope to return there soon!… It was my 21st birthday yesterday, so my mum and I went for a little trip to

Flashback Restaurant Review: Maze, London

A flashback to my lovely 21st birthday meal, 2 years ago, at Maze, Gordon Ramsay in London. I hope to return there soon!… It was my 21st birthday yesterday, so my mum and I went for a little trip to

Restaurant Review: Karczma Polska, Old Town, Swindon

Britain has long had a strong Polish community, however Polish fare is hard to find and Polish restaurants are few and far between. In recent years, many supermarkets have added a small international section selling polish meats, yoghurts and their

Restaurant Review: Karczma Polska, Old Town, Swindon

Britain has long had a strong Polish community, however Polish fare is hard to find and Polish restaurants are few and far between. In recent years, many supermarkets have added a small international section selling polish meats, yoghurts and their

Bistro Review: WOOD. Wine & Deli, Manchester

Modern wine bar and bistro, WOOD. (formerly Fyg) on Manchester city centre’s trendy Tib Street exudes a warm and welcoming charm. It’s a lovely place to spend an evening, either sharing food with friends and family or sipping wine on

Bistro Review: WOOD. Wine & Deli, Manchester

Modern wine bar and bistro, WOOD. (formerly Fyg) on Manchester city centre’s trendy Tib Street exudes a warm and welcoming charm. It’s a lovely place to spend an evening, either sharing food with friends and family or sipping wine on

Manchester Christmas Market: The Biggest and Best of the UK

Don your christmas jumper and wooly hat and spend an evening amongst the chalet-lined streets of Manchester. No Mancunian december is complete without the UK’s largest Christmas market and this year its bigger and better, with several new locations bringing

Manchester Christmas Market: The Biggest and Best of the UK

Don your christmas jumper and wooly hat and spend an evening amongst the chalet-lined streets of Manchester. No Mancunian december is complete without the UK’s largest Christmas market and this year its bigger and better, with several new locations bringing

Café Review: Sugar Junction, Manchester

Set in Manchester’s young and trendy Northern Quarter, Sugar Junction (SJ) is a warm and welcoming haven against the blistering winter cold outside. I first heard about this tearoom by way of Chinese whispers of sorts. When visiting me at university,

Café Review: Sugar Junction, Manchester

Set in Manchester’s young and trendy Northern Quarter, Sugar Junction (SJ) is a warm and welcoming haven against the blistering winter cold outside. I first heard about this tearoom by way of Chinese whispers of sorts. When visiting me at university,

Recipe: Mulled Wine Poached Pear Trifle

A christmas twist on a traditional English dessert with sweet pears infused with spiced red wine. Ingredients: 3 ripe pears 2 cups mulled wine vanilla madeira/pound cake, sliced vanilla custard 200ml double cream *you will need an 10-12″ trifle dish

Recipe: Mulled Wine Poached Pear Trifle

A christmas twist on a traditional English dessert with sweet pears infused with spiced red wine. Ingredients: 3 ripe pears 2 cups mulled wine vanilla madeira/pound cake, sliced vanilla custard 200ml double cream *you will need an 10-12″ trifle dish