Tag Archives : wine

Chester Beer & Wine Spring Portfolio Tasting


I have a confession: I’m somewhat of a serial offender when it comes to Chester Beer & Wine events. I don’t need much convincing to go for a few drinks at the best of times but when you’re invited to a portfolio tasting session with about 14 of reps showing around 200 of their favourite wines and spirits – well,…

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5 pubs you should visit on a pub crawl in Hoole


Let me tell you a few things about where I live, work and play.   I have mentioned before how much I love living in Hoole, and not the least because there are great watering holes and eateries just a few steps away from my front door. Obviously there’s the added bonus of great specialist boutiques from clothes and accessories…

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Unapologetically Portuguese: Cafe Porto in Liverpool


While on an impromptu road trip to Liverpool hubby and I came across this quirky little place on Rodney Street. I’m sure I’ve mentioned before we spent a random week in Lisbon earlier this year in order to eat until we couldn’t move and consume our bodyweight in tasty Portuguese wine, so we thought we’d check it out. Spoiler alert:…

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Food, wine and more food: A week in Lisbon


When you’re married to a chef, not only are you well fed but also well vested in the arts of organising your calendar to fit their sporadic shifts. So when hubby said to me he had a random week off in the middle on February it wasn’t such a massive bother to organise time off from the office so we…

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