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Chester Beer & Wine Spring Portfolio Tasting

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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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It’s wine o’clock! Or: that one time I went to a wine tasting

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  I really don’t need much convincing to go for a few drinks with fab folks at the best of times, and even less so when it’s a wine tasting at Chester Beer & Wine in Hoole. Firstly because it’s my favourite shop in Chester and it’s just around the corner from me, and secondly… well, I mean, drinks! Wine! Bubbly!…

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Wine to die for: enjoying a glass in Corks Out’s 13th century crypt

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If there’s something better than tasting top notch wines and quirky beers in a 13th century crypt on a leisurely Saturday 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…

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5 pubs you should visit on a pub crawl in Hoole

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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

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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

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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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