Tag Archives : wine

Drinking wine in a 13th century crypt


If there’s something better than tasting top notch wines and quirky beers in a 13th century crypt on a leisurely afternoon I don’t really want to know about it.   Well that’s not entirely true, because beating such an afternoon would take some doing so I may actually want to know about it, I just don’t think there are that many…

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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. Last year we spent a random week in Portugal last year eating until we couldn’t move and consuming our body-weight in wine, so in order to relive the good times we thought we’d check this place out. Spoiler alert: we…

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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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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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