Liquors & Lace  Drink well, dress well. Fashion changes but style is eternal.

Tasting Note: Albariño by Palmer Vineyards, North Fork of Long Island, New York 2012
A delicate stone fruit nose leads to palate of pure fresh peach wrapped around a saline, mineral core. Slightly mealy finish.19/20

Tasting Note: Albariño by Palmer Vineyards, North Fork of Long Island, New York 2012

A delicate stone fruit nose leads to palate of pure fresh peach wrapped around a saline, mineral core. Slightly mealy finish.
19/20

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Drop Dead: Spring/Summer 2013
Accessories from Drop Dead’s summer collection as seen at its press launch last month at their new-look London store (along with polaroids from the night)
See more photos from the evening on Drop Dead’s blog and make sure to check out the new collection!

Drop Dead: Spring/Summer 2013

Accessories from Drop Dead’s summer collection as seen at its press launch last month at their new-look London store (along with polaroids from the night)

See more photos from the evening on Drop Dead’s blog and make sure to check out the new collection!

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Detail of embellished tights on the catwalk at London Fashion Weekend, September 2012

Detail of embellished tights on the catwalk at London Fashion Weekend, September 2012

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justinetrickett:

From September - the catwalk show at London Fashion Weekend

justinetrickett:

From September - the catwalk show at London Fashion Weekend

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Tasting Note:  Philipponnat Clos des Goisses Champagne 1993, dégorgement en 2005
Milk candy, stone fruit and apple sherbet aromas with a whiff of honey, coconut macaroons and faint underlying bready, autolytic notes. Fresh red apple tartness, pure and juicy, underpins creamy butterscotch notes on a full palate, moving gently to a lingering finish of fruit and cream. Very elegant with delightful richness.

Tasting Note:  Philipponnat Clos des Goisses Champagne 1993, dégorgement en 2005

Milk candy, stone fruit and apple sherbet aromas with a whiff of honey, coconut macaroons and faint underlying bready, autolytic notes. Fresh red apple tartness, pure and juicy, underpins creamy butterscotch notes on a full palate, moving gently to a lingering finish of fruit and cream. Very elegant with delightful richness.

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justinetrickett:

Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 consumer tasting at the Blue Fin building, home of Decanter’s offices
See all the photos from Decanter’s consumer tasting of over 300 award-winning wines on Decanter.com

justinetrickett:

Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 consumer tasting at the Blue Fin building, home of Decanter’s offices

See all the photos from Decanter’s consumer tasting of over 300 award-winning wines on Decanter.com

(Source: justinetrickett)

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Tasting Note:  Crozes-Hermitage by Nicolas Perrin, Rhone 2010
Beautiful liqueur cherry and dark berry compote aromas with a touch of mediterranean herbs and white pepper over lean, velvety dark fruit with satisfying black olive notes, opening up to show meaty, pencil lead depths. Juicy with fine-grained tannins and a delicately spicy finish.

Tasting Note:  Crozes-Hermitage by Nicolas Perrin, Rhone 2010

Beautiful liqueur cherry and dark berry compote aromas with a touch of mediterranean herbs and white pepper over lean, velvety dark fruit with satisfying black olive notes, opening up to show meaty, pencil lead depths. Juicy with fine-grained tannins and a delicately spicy finish.

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Tasting Note:  Tignanello by Antinori, Tuscany 1999
The elegant opulence and complexity of Tignanello makes it one of my favourite wines and it’s really exciting to try an older vintage where all the subtle notes that are hinted at in its youth are magnified in the most beautifully seductive way.
An inviting minty, cigar box fragrance mingles with peppery blueberries and fleshy plums, lightly touched with a streak of honey and underpinned with raisins and slightly leathery, cured meat and dried herb aromas. On the palate, refined dark fruit characteristics have a juicy berry edge, damsons, flinty notes and peppery herbs, with a meaty, minty length going on and on… Sink your teeth into it, it’s a whole meal in a wine.

Tasting Note:  Tignanello by Antinori, Tuscany 1999

The elegant opulence and complexity of Tignanello makes it one of my favourite wines and it’s really exciting to try an older vintage where all the subtle notes that are hinted at in its youth are magnified in the most beautifully seductive way.

An inviting minty, cigar box fragrance mingles with peppery blueberries and fleshy plums, lightly touched with a streak of honey and underpinned with raisins and slightly leathery, cured meat and dried herb aromas. On the palate, refined dark fruit characteristics have a juicy berry edge, damsons, flinty notes and peppery herbs, with a meaty, minty length going on and on… Sink your teeth into it, it’s a whole meal in a wine.

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Enotria Annual Tasting 2012, London

Enotria Annual Tasting 2012, London

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Blog for Imbibe: The Soho Whisky Club
"This is where I lure unsuspecting young women, up to my dungeon with whips and chains and things" deadpans Keith, The Vintage House’s resident spirits nut, as he leads us above the malt whisky shop for a sneaky peek at The Soho Whisky Club, a newly opened private members’ club in the heart of London…"
If I’m going to be drinking whisky, I’d better be drinking it in a place where my parents know I’m safe - at least this is Keith’s logic for why my parents should buy me a membership to The Soho Whisky Club. In the likely event that my parents do not wish to fund my whisky habit, I will be appealing for donations towards the membership fee. Paypal accepted.
What’s all the fuss about? Stagger over to Imbibe and read on.

Blog for Imbibe: The Soho Whisky Club

"This is where I lure unsuspecting young women, up to my dungeon with whips and chains and things" deadpans Keith, The Vintage House’s resident spirits nut, as he leads us above the malt whisky shop for a sneaky peek at The Soho Whisky Club, a newly opened private members’ club in the heart of London…"

If I’m going to be drinking whisky, I’d better be drinking it in a place where my parents know I’m safe - at least this is Keith’s logic for why my parents should buy me a membership to The Soho Whisky Club. In the likely event that my parents do not wish to fund my whisky habit, I will be appealing for donations towards the membership fee. Paypal accepted.

What’s all the fuss about? Stagger over to Imbibe and read on.

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London Fashion Weekend 2012: Antipodium’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection on the catwalk

London Fashion Weekend 2012: Antipodium’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection on the catwalk

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London Fashion Weekend 2012: Sports Luxe trend on the catwalk

London Fashion Weekend 2012: Sports Luxe trend on the catwalk

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London Fashion Weekend 2012: Front row at the catwalk show

London Fashion Weekend 2012: Front row at the catwalk show

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London Fashion Weekend 2012: Holly Fulton’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection on the catwalk

London Fashion Weekend 2012: Holly Fulton’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection on the catwalk

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Blog for Imbibe:  Local Food, Local Wine
"The Italians do it best. Or at least in terms of regional food and wine, they’re certainly hot property at the moment. London restaurants Bocca di Lupo and the Polpo clan are bright and buzzing Italian offerings in a sea of drab pizzeria chains, serving up small plates ranging from crostino to fritto misto and battuto from their respective Italian regions. Yet where it gets really exciting is when these flavour-packed dishes are paired with wines from their local area, exacting a beautiful harmony between the flavours, textures and aromas…"
My second blog post for Imbibe is now live. Grab yourself a nice glass (or bottle) of something and have a read.

Blog for Imbibe:  Local Food, Local Wine

"The Italians do it best. Or at least in terms of regional food and wine, they’re certainly hot property at the moment. London restaurants Bocca di Lupo and the Polpo clan are bright and buzzing Italian offerings in a sea of drab pizzeria chains, serving up small plates ranging from crostino to fritto misto and battuto from their respective Italian regions. Yet where it gets really exciting is when these flavour-packed dishes are paired with wines from their local area, exacting a beautiful harmony between the flavours, textures and aromas…"

My second blog post for Imbibe is now live. Grab yourself a nice glass (or bottle) of something and have a read.

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