This fabulous South African white wine from the BlankBottle winery by Pieter Walser is definitely one of the best wines I’ve had the pleasure of tasting. This wine was a recommendation by sommelier Gareth Ferr at Core by Clare Smyth as a perfect match for the first few courses of our Tasting Menu. It is …

This was a fabulous overnight stay in a wonderful B&B where owners Richard & Jan make sure you had everything you need. The B&B itself is ideally situated in being only a short bus / taxi ride into Windsor and also in the other direction the delightful area of Runnymede. It was also perfect for …

Calusari Pinot Noir

This Cramele Recas 2017 Pinot Noir from Romania was a real delight. It’s versatility made this wine an ideal match with the fish , meat and cheese courses. It’s pale red colour and has aromas of violets & cherries with a nice soft finish #RomanianWine

Nicolis Ambrosan

Today I got to open and taste one of the best wines ever. This amazing Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2007 was 16% of red wine heaven. With flavours of black cherry , blackcurrant , plum & hints of cinnamon & black pepper made this wine an absolute treat. It was also a perfect match with …

Fratelli Wines

I had the absolute pleasure in tasting this amazing Indian White Wine during lunch at my favourite Haywards Restaurant. This amazing J’Noon wine combines green apple, white pear and stone fruit flavours of Chardonnay with fresh, vibrant lime, lemongrass, white pepper, jasmine and herbaceous fruit flavours of Sauvignon Blanc and was a perfect match for …

It was nice to return to the Artichoke which we have had the real pleasure of visiting a few times now and which is set in the delightful little town of Amersham. This is a fabulous restaurant run by Chef Patron Laurie and along with head chef Ben they produce some fantastic dishes. They also …

This was our tenth time that we’ve spent a glorious weekend at Claridges and this time was no exception. The hospitality you receive is just amazing as every member of staff will do everything they can to make you feel so welcome. This wonderful experience begins as soon as you arrive as the doorman including …

Strohmeier No 7 Siassa

Bright Restaurant This fabulous Austrian sweet wine was an absolute delight. A light red in colour & full of fruity aromas with the added fact that it’s served chilled made this wine a great match with the Fig & Caramel Desserts #SweetWine #Austrian #Bright

Haywards Restaurant

Another fantastic lunch on Saturday at the Essex FADA Best Restaurant in Essex and now well deserved recipients of 2AA Rosettes #Epping #Essex #FineDining

Bodegas Bentomiz

Ariyanas Dulce 2012 One of the best sweet wines I’ve had the pleasure of tasting so thank you to sommelier Gareth at Core by Clare Smyth for this amazing recommendation. With its sweetness and flavours of Orange marmalade made this a delightful match with a light chocolate dessert and could also be a great match …